Kellogg Institute and Advanced Kellogg Institute Information

We would like to express our gratitude to those who attended and presented at KELLOGG 2017 and Advanced Kellogg 2017. Thank you for making our new program a success!

To download the application, click here:  2018 Kellogg Institute Application & Fees Worksheet.

limited to 45 Participants!  

Check back soon for details on Kellogg Institute 2017 Curriculum & Presenters. 

Contact us if you have questions in the meantime

The Kellogg Institute for Adult and Developmental Educators and Learning Skills Specialists is the nation's longest running professional development program for practitioners who serve underprepared and underserved college students. Attendees will learn practices to increase retention & completion, and will have networking opportunities with their colleagues from institutions around the country. Participants will develop an action plan to address issues affecting their own institutions' developmental education/learning assistance programs.

For 2018, the Kellogg Institute features a 2-week summer residency and an updated curriculum with a focus on:

Week 1:

  • Innovations and Change - Discusses statewide legislative mandates and how to address nationwide efforts/strategies.
  • Adult Learning and Developmental Theory - Discusses how to incorporate theory into classroom situations.
  • ThinkWell/LearnWell - Delves into strategies for enhancing student learning.
  • Self-Defense in the Media - Addresses using the media to share our success stories.

Week 2:

Innovations and Change - Discusses statewide legislative mandates and how to address nationwide efforts/strategies.

  • Acceleration Models - Discusses how acceleration gets students to complete courses more quickly.
  • Technology Pro's and Con's - Addresses the value of using educational technologies in the classroom.   
  • Post-seondary Educational Issues - Gates Foundation perspective on addressing the issues of higher education.

Seminars are be led by one or more recognized experts in the content area.

Who Should Attend the Kellogg Institute?

Although the Kellogg Institute is intended as an advanced professional development program to assist practitioners in expanding their knowledge of the field and strengthening their own developmental or learning assistance program, professionals new to the field can also benefit from our program. Participants should be currently employed in developmental education or a related field, or enrolled in a graduate degree program in the field.

Institutions may send more than one participant.  

New: Due to the revised curriculum and format, Kellogg Alumni are also eligble to apply to regular Kellogg.

Enrollment is limited to 45 participants.

Certification and Graduate Credit Options

All participants will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the summer residency. All participants are encouraged to pursue Developmental Education Specialist certification through enrolling in 3 graduate credit hours (HE 65XX - Developmental Education Applications) and completion of a campus application project within one academic year following the summer residency.

Those electing the certification option will be required to apply to Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams Graduate School as non-degree students. Applicants accepted into the Institute will be sent further instructions regarding this.

An additional 3 optional credit hours may also  be earned by enrolling in HE 6090: Seminar in Adult and Developmental Education (3 hrs). See application form for corresponding tuition and fees. Credits earned through the Kellogg Institute are applicable toward the M.A. or Ed.S. degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Adult and Developmental Education at Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education.


Advanced Kellogg Institute

Advanced Kellogg is a one-week intensive workshop/seminar covering a single theme or topic related to Developmental Education or Student Success. The next Advanced Kellogg Institute will be held in July 2019 . Please see the Advanced Kellogg page for more information and to apply, and also archived information about Advanced Kellogg 2015 and 2017.  You may contact us at:, or phone: Wes Anthony 828-262-2805.  The main number is 828-262-3057.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Appalachian State University periodically offers their Ed.S. in Higher Education, Adult and Developmental Education, ONLINE. Courses taken during the Kellogg Institute apply to the program of study.  Visit: Online EdS at AppState. for information about future cohorts.


Cost to Attend/Funding for regular Kellogg (2-week program)

All materials required for Kellogg Institute sessions, faculty leadership, room and board, and the opening reception and closing dinner are included at an estimated cost of $1,910.00 Optional graduate tuition is extra, see the application form for details.

Kellogg Institute participants are non-degree students and are therefore ineligible for Federal Student Aid. A number of professional associations and other sources offer professional development funding that applicants may be eligible for.  See SUGGESTED FUNDING SOURCES for information on scholarship and other financial aid sources.

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Information on the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit