Summer Institute and Peer Implementation Cluster 2019

Professional Development for Undergraduate Education  |  Inclusive Excellence

Save the date: June 5-6, 2019 at the New Classroom Building, Virginia Tech

This year’s Summer Institute will join forces with the HHMI Southern Peer Implementation Cluster (PIC) for two days of learning and sharing grounded in the theme of Inclusive Excellence. This event is hosted by Virginia Tech and Radford University and sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Program.

Virginia Tech faculty from the Pathways General Education and First-Year Experience communities will join HHMI Inclusive Excellence Faculty from Radford University, Towson University, Trinity Washington University,  and Virginia Tech.

Our program will include keynote addresses from Dr. David Asai, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Dr. Shelli Fowler, Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as workshops, discussions and excellent southern fare.

Everyone please register at the link below. Stayed tuned for the preliminary program!


Information for out-of-town guests

Overnight lodging at a special rate (including a breakfast buffet) has been arranged at The Inn at Virginia Tech. The Inn is an easy 5-minute walk from our meeting location. Please register using this link prior to May 6 to secure the reduced rate.
This event is appropriate for anyone affiliated with your HHMI program - new faculty, seasoned faculty, administrators, graduate students and postdocs.

Pathways Faculty

Targeted Pathways sessions will be offered on Assessment, Minors, the Integration of Ethical Reasoning, and more. Participants will receive 11 NLI credits for attending the Institute in its entirety.


Stephen Biscotte
Director of General Education at Virginia Tech

Rexford Waters
Associate Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs

Jill Sible
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Project Director for VT HHMI Grant

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Questions? Call Joan Hawsey, Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Education at 540-231-3580.