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Participants are required to apply to the Institute on Project-Based Learning and will be considered based on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project-based learning initiatives. Reviewers will also consider a number of other factors, such as institutional type and project focus, to ensure a diverse group of participants who will complement and benefit from each other. Review the FAQs below for more details on the Institute.

Applications for the 2022 Institute on Project-Based Learning are now open and will be accepted through March 1, 2022.

 

Application Schedule

Applications for the 2022 Institute on Project-Based Learning must be received by no later than March 1, 2022. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent to teams no later than March 15, 2022.


Application Fees

The registration fee for the Institute will cover tuition, materials, and consultations; a reception on Tuesday night, three breakfasts, three lunches, and snacks. A limited number of hotel rooms near campus also will be available at a group rate. Reservations and additional costs for hotel lodging will be the responsibility of the teams. Travel costs to and from the Institute are the responsibility of the teams.

  • $7,500 per five-member team
  • $1,500 per additional team member beyond five (as space permits)

Application Requirements

Applicants should note the following requirements:

  • Each team must consist of a minimum of five members (including a designated leader) recommended from across disciplines and administration staff. A team’s institutional diversity helps facilitate implementing a comprehensive change in the curriculum and sustains the foundations of initiatives arising from work at the Institute.
  • If accepted, registration fees as outlined above apply.
  • Institute applicants are required to submit a goal or specific project they want to address at the Institute. Details on the application components and selection criteria can be found below.
  • Authorization to participate from the President or Chief Academic Officer of the institution is required. The applicant will need to submit the name and email address of this individual within the application form.

Application Components and Selection Criteria

Institute applicants should submit a goal or a specific project they want to address. Applicants are asked to explicitly address the following questions when formulating the narrative (maximum 2,000 characters with spaces will be allowed for each section below).

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NEED AND READINESS

What is the current state of project-based learning on your campus? What has motivated a desire for additional action related to project-based learning? Which aspects of project-based learning are you hoping to learn about and implement?

GOALS

What high-priority tasks do you expect your team to work on during the Institute? These should be the tasks that, if advanced substantially during the Institute, would lead your team and colleagues to judge your efforts a success.

TEAM

In what ways do your team members reflect the opportunities for implementing project-based learning on your campus? How do they reflect the diversity and the various interest groups on your campus?

CONTRIBUTIONS

Educators from many different types of institutions will be participating, and this is a great opportunity for institutions to learn from one another. What perspective do you believe your team can bring to the Institute that will be of interest to other participants?

Team leader contact information should also be available at the start of the application.


 Application Questions

If you have any questions regarding the application form, please contact Sara Ringer at slringer@wpi.edu.