The Kellogg Institute


The Kellogg Institute is designed to further educators’ knowledge in the theory and best practices of post-secondary developmental education. Seminars combine expert-led presentations with practical applications promoting student persistence and retention.

The summer residency provides a dynamic living-learning community with opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences. Networking among professionals representing a variety of backgrounds from across the United States is a key benefit. Seminar topics will cover the most current issues and methods in the field in 2019.

Join us for two weeks of professional and personal renewal on the campus of Appalachian State University in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

2019 Kellogg Institute dates:  July  13 - 26

Advanced Kellogg dates: July 28 - August 2


 Seminar Topics for 2019 include:

• Integration of Student Support Services

• Adult Learning and Development

• Working with Diverse Student Populations

• Acceleration Models

• Technology in the 21st Century Classroom

Those interested in Developmental Education Specialist Certification enroll in a 3-credit-hour graduate course and design a Campus Innovation Project. The project should be informed by knowledge and skills acquired at the institute.

Completion of the residency and the application project leads to certification.


Why Attend?

Kellogg Institute participants gain practical skills to strengthen programs and inform innovations with research based best practices.

Attendees will develop an action plan to address issues affecting their own institutions’ developmental education/learning assistance programs. Via scholarship and interaction among participants and seminar leaders, the Kellogg Institute builds cutting-edge tools to transform learning and strengthen programs.


What is the Cost?

All materials required for Institute sessions, faculty leadership, room and board, and the opening reception and closing dinner are included at an estimated cost of $2015.00.

Optional graduate tuition is extra.


Resource Package

 This Resource Package Includes the following:

1-year Subscription for the Journal of Developmental Education (JDE)

1-year Subscription Research in Developmental Education Newsletter (RiDE)

What Works: A Research-Based Best Practices in Developmental Education by H. Boylan

Attaining Excellence in Developmental Education: Research-Based Recommendations for Administrators by H. Boylan and D.P. Saxon.

This Resource Package is available for purchase for $135.00. If you would like to purchase this, please call 828-262-3057.


The Kellogg Institute Development Fund

The NCDE has established a development fund for the Kellogg Institute through Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education Development office. Those wishing to donate may do so at the RCOE Online Giving page.

Please select "Kellogg Institute Scholarship Fund" in the gift designation block. Please make any notes that you deem appropriate in the comments section to be sure that your gift is acknowledged.

Donations are tax deductible and the funds will be used for scholarships and other activities relevant to enhancing the Kellogg Institute experience for participants. You may contact us by email ( or phone (828-262-3057) for more information or to donate by check.

The Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators is the nation's longest running advanced training program for developmental educators and learning skills specialists.



Apply for the 2019 Regular Kellogg Institute. 

Apply for the 2019 ADVANCED Kellogg Institute.