Summer Institute


Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a week-long program that will be held June 4-8, 2018, beginning at 9am Monday and ending by 3pm on Friday. Daily activities begin at 9am and run until 5pm.  Lunch is provided.  Information about evening receptions/dinners will be sent with your acceptance.  The fee for the program is $10,000 for a team of up to three people, and $3000 per person for each additional team member.

All sessions will take place on the campus of Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

To maximize educational benefit from this program, participants should plan for the Institute to be their sole activity for the week. Some preparation in advance of the program will also be required.

Application, Admission and Accommodations

Attendance is limited for each of our programs and an application is required.  Applicants must apply in teams of at least three and describe a project (in the contemplation, planning, or execution stage) at their home institution.  We are no longer accepting applications for this summer's program.

Once acceptance into the course is confirmed, payment (less any scholarship) is due in full. The program fee includes all materials and sessions for the registered program, including lunches, coffee breaks, receptions, and program related dinners.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, hotel, and meals (except those listed above). However, since attendance is limited and an application is required, please do not purchase tickets until you receive confirmation of enrollment.  Hotel information will be sent with acceptance.


The Davis Educational Foundation has funded Catalyzing Faculty Transformation Throughout New England. The program will provide up to 75% tuition scholarships to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences for teams of up to five faculty from two colleges or universities in the six-state New England region to attend the Collaboratory Summer Institute in 2018, and may be preceded/succeeded by a workshop at your institution. Participating teams will not necessarily represent only engineering programs; all educational disciplines and types of schools (liberal arts, community colleges, etc.) interested in innovative curricular change will be considered.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please check the appropriate box on the application form.

For More Information

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Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492