Kellogg Institute - Frequently Asked Questions
Many questions may be answered in the Kellogg Handbook (PDF).
What is the cost to attend the Kellogg Institute?
At this time, Appalachian State University's 2013 tuition and fees have not been published. This information will be updated as soon as it is available in early 2013. The 2013 Institute Fee has been set - see application. (For budgeting purposes, we recommend you plan for a 3 - 5% increase over 2012 costs. Costs for the 2012 Kellogg Institute were $3.367.33. for North Carolina residents and $4,228.46 for out-of-state students; this includes institute fee, tuition for 3 graduate credit hours, on-campus housing and meal plan for the 4 weeks.)
What are the application deadlines for the Kellogg Institute?
Applications are taken and processed on a "first come, first served" basis. Space is limited to 45 participants, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Generally speaking, no applications can be accepted after June 1. Check the Kellogg Institute home page for updates. When the Institute is full, a waiting list is begun. This list is used to fill vacated places on the class list. Institutional balance is taken into consideration to maintain balance between institutions requesting blocks of seats and individuals.The waiting list does not carry forward to subsequent years; if you have applied, are on wait-list status, and do not receive a place in the Institute that summer your application and deposit will be returned and you will need to reapply the following year. NOTE: This is in compliance with new University policy and represents a change from years past when applications could be carried forward from year to year.
I hold a PhD/EdD and don't need or want additional graduate courses. Can I just attend Kellogg as a workshop-only participant? At present, all Kellogg Institute participants MUST register for and take a required 3-credit graduate course to cover practicum supervision - refer to this year's application for course number. There are advantages to being enrolled as a student during Kellogg, though -- participants can use the student recreation facilities, have full library privileges, and are eligible for medical care at student health services. There are also cultural events on campus where your student discount applies.
Regarding the Optional Graduate Credits: are those extra seminars in addition to the regular Kellogg classroom work, or is it a matter of simply registering and paying for credit for what I'm already taking?
The content of both optional graduate courses is embedded in the Kellogg curriculum. Students have the option of paying tuition to receive graduate credit for those courses by writing weekly reaction papers (described further in the Handbook). In other words, the same material is covered whether or not tuition is paid. However, remember that ALL Kellogg Institute attendees do have to enroll in 3 graduate credits for the practicum portion, which leades to certification.
Earlier this year I received an acknowledgement letter stating that my application to attend the Institute this summer had been accepted. When can I expect to hear from you again? We will send out mailings of information and paperwork beginning in February. Please pay close attention to the deadlines indicated in these mailings and submit all forms promptly. The Kellogg Institute Participant Handbook will be available online (a hard copy will be provided at the Institute), and some information and updates will sent via e-mail. It is very important that you notify us of any changes in your contact information so that you receive this information on time. Please feel free to call the Kellogg Desk if you have any questions or concerns.
What is the closest airport to Boone? Is there transportation from the airport to Boone?
The airport with the best connections and easiest access to Boone, NC is Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. The Institute will provide complimentary shuttle service on the first scheduled Saturday from Charlotte-Douglas Airport to Boone. Shuttle departures will be scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. When making airline reservations, please keep in mind that you should arrive at the Charlotte airport by 2:00 p.m. On the final Friday of the Institute, a bus will depart Boone at 12 noon. If you plan to take the return shuttle to the airport, your departure flight should be scheduled no earlier than 3:00 p.m. that day.
There is no public transportation from the airport to Boone. If you are unable to book a flight that arrives in time to catch the shuttle, consider arriving Friday, staying overnight near the airport, and taking the first shuttle to Boone on Saturday. Holiday Inn Airport (704-394-4301), and Sheraton Airport (704-392-1200) both have complimentary pick-up service. Enterprise Car Rental has a location in Boone. It is possible to reserve a one-way car rental at the airport; however, there is a one-way drop fee.
What type of housing accommodation is included in my room and board fee?
Institute participants will be housed, single-occupancy, on the second floor of Newland Residence Hall. The residence hall experience is considered a vital component in the entire Kellogg Institute experience. The living-learning community provides numerous opportunities for the formal and informal sharing of ideas and networking among participants. All participants are encouraged to live on campus. Out of consideration for suitemates, guests will not be allowed to share residence hall rooms. We recommend reservations be made in a local motel.
The housing fee covers a two-room suite with a connecting bathroom; TV and ethernet computer connection for one month; microwave and fridge; and weekly linen package (one pillow, 2 flat sheets, 1 pillow case, 2 towels, 2 bath cloths, and one lightweight blanket). On our assigned floor there is a lounge area and an adjacent kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Coin operated washer and dryer facilities are located on the first floor. Each floor is served by two stairwells and an elevator.
The housing fee also covers the cost of the University's required food plan. Under this plan, participants receive a meal card which may be used to purchase food in the University food areas. Typical Food Court costs are: Breakfast - $7.00, Lunch - $8.00, and Dinner - $10.00.
Will I receive guidelines and information about developing my practicum project?
The practicum project is a required component of the Institute that is designed and developed during the summer in consultation with Institute staff and implemented the following year on your home campus. It is designed to be a project that uses information learned during the summer to enhance a segment of your program. We encourage participants to have tentative topics and objectives (supported by their administrators) in mind when they arrive at the Institute. This will facilitate the consultation process associated with practicum planning. The project will be enhanced with knowledge and information acquired at the Institute. A comprehensive Practicum Handbook will be available online and a hard copy distributed to participants upon arrival in Boone. A list of recent practicum project titles is also available at: Practicum Topics [PDF].
How many hours per week will I be spending in the classroom?
Institute seminars are from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday and Friday afternoons will be free for individual study, practicum advising, library research, and recreational activities. Periodic breaks will take place during each seminar, and a lunch break will be taken from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Coffee, tea, and water will be available in the classroom. All participants are expected to attend each seminar.
In addition to the regular daytime activities of the Institute, optional evening mini-workshops may be scheduled between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. (dates to be determined). Individual study time will be available on weekends and evenings.
Can Kellogg participants use the University's recreation facilities?
Yes! All Kellogg attendees are enrolled as graduate students and as such have paid fees that enable them to access Appalachian State University's recreation facilities, including pool, climbing wall, and exercise rooms and classes. There are also numerous opportunities to participate in community-based yoga classes, and walking/running loops of varying distances have been mapped out in the area.
What type of weather can I expect in Boone during the summer?
Boone is located in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet. The temperatures in Boone during the summer normally range from the high 50's to the mid 80's. Evenings are cooler, and you can expect afternoon thundershowers. The residence hall and classroom are air-conditioned. For current weather, visit Ray's weather (http://www.booneweather.com).
Wardrobe choices: casual attire is appropriate for seminar sessions. Clothing for recreational activities may include comfortable shoes for walking/hiking, light jacket, shorts, swim suit. A light sweater may be needed in the classroom. Nights are cool –you will appreciate a warm blanket or sleeping bag in the dorm as the provided blanket is very light weight. NOTE: Boone has a Wal-Mart and K Mart, so you can purchase items you forget to bring or decide you really need.