The 2018 Institute on Project-Based Learning (PBL), will be held June 20-23, 2018, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Run by WPI in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Institute draws on WPI’s 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education.

This 2.5-day intensive workshop brings together teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities to gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate PBL into their curricula. The Institute includes a mix of interactive workshops, consultation with experts, and collaborative teamwork.  Participants arrive with specific goals and leave with an enhanced understanding of PBL, curricular materials and examples, and a plan to advance work on their own campuses.  See the below video to learn more about how the Institute assisted the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to advance initiatives on their campus.


Who Should Attend:  The Institute is designed for teams of faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions, including public, private, STEM, liberal arts, community colleges, and research universities, who are interested advancing project-based learning in their curricula.

Application Guidelines:  Institute applicants are asked to propose a goal or a specific project they want to address.  Applications will be judged on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project-based learning initiatives. To learn more about the application process, visit this site.


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