2017 Institute

The Institute on Project-Based Learning is a 2.5 day intensive workshop where teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities will gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate those concepts into their own curricula. The Institute is hosted and run by WPI in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the leading national association focused on undergraduate liberal education.

Richard Vaz
Dean of Interdisciplinary
and Global Studies and
Institute Faculty Member

“We are honored to partner with AAC&U on the Institute on Project-Based Learning. AAC&U’s expertise in delivering useful programs for faculty and administrators and their influence across higher education will help assure that this institute has national impact.”

The Institute draws on over 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education including classroom projects in a wide range of disciplines, projects in the first year, major capstone projects, community-based projects, and study abroad projects. Project-based learning offers students real-world opportunities to research issues, think critically, gain new perspectives, solve problems, and develop written and oral communication skills all within the framework of a team environment and guided by engaged and involved faculty. Download the 2017 brochure.

Who Should Attend

The institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions—including public, private, liberal arts, STEM, community colleges, and research universities—who are interested in learning about project education and advancing plans to integrate learnings into their own undergraduate curricula.

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