Kellogg Institute - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs will be updated when the next on-campus program can be held.

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Below are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. Contact us for additional assistance.


What is included in the cost to attend the Kellogg Institute?

All materials required for the Kellogg Institute sessions, faculty leadership, room and board, and the opening reception and closing dinner are included.

Local/commuter particpants or those who stay off-campus will NOT be charged the Room & Board fee. 

Graduate course fees TBD. 

 What is the application deadline 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. The June 1 application deadline may be extended if space is still available. 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.    (Rev. 5/27/18)

I hold a PhD/EdD and don't need or want additional graduate courses. Can I just attend Kellogg as a workshop-only participant? 

Yes - the Kellogg Institute will allow participants to opt-out of the graduate credit requirement formerly in effect. Those enrolling as "workshop-only" participants will receive a certificate of completion. To earn Developmental Education Specialist certification, attendees must enroll as non-degree graduate students.

In addition to the "Specialist" certification, there are other advantages to being enrolled as a student during Kellogg: 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 Credit: 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 graduate course options will be embedded in the Kellogg curriculum. In other words, the same material is covered whether or not tuition is paid. Graduate credit may be earned by paying the appropriate tuition and completing the following requirements:

  • To earn credit for HE 6549, Campus Innovation Projects, Kellogg participants will design a Campus Innovation Project (CIP) report to be implemented at their home campus following the summer residency. A grade of "Incomplete" will be issued until the CIP is completed. Upon submission of a satisfactory CIP report, the participant will receive a course grade and be certified as a Developmental Education Specialist through the Kellogg Institute. 

  • To receive graduate credit for HE 6090, Seminar in Adult and Developmental Education, by writing reaction papers.

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 late January/early 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 be 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.

Will I receive guidelines and information about developing my Campus Innovation Project?

The Campus Innovation Project is an optional 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 Campus Innovation Project planning. The project will be enhanced with knowledge and information acquired at the Institute. A comprehensive Campus Innovation Project Handbook will be available online and a hard copy distributed to participants upon arrival in Boone. A list of recent Campus Innovation Project titles is also available at: Innovation Project 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 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE -- FINAL SCHEDULE WILL BE SHARED WITH ALL REGISTRANTS IN LATE JUNE/EARLY JULY). Evenings will be free for individual study, CIP 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. 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 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. (dates to be determined). Weekends are yours to schedule as you like, and optional recreational and social activities will be scheduled based on interest.


Kellogg Room & Board and Area Information FAQ's:

What type of housing accommodation is included in my room and board fee? Do I have to live on campus?

The living-learning community provides numerous opportunities for the formal and informal sharing of ideas and networking among participants and is considered an essential part of the "Kellogg Experience." All participants are encouraged to live on campus; however those traveling with family members may choose to stay in a nearby vacation rental or hotel. Contact us if you need additional information.

Institute participants will be housed in a two-bedroom "suite" with connecting bathroom shared by one same-gender person.

The housing fee covers weekly linen service (one pillow, 2 flat sheets, 1 pillow case, 2 towels, 2 bath cloths, and one lightweight blanket), and wifi. Individual refrigerators are available if medically necessary. Additional information on residence hall accommodations will be provided when summer institute housing assignments have been made.

The board fee covers the cost of the University's meal plan required of all on-campus participants. Under this plan, participants receive funds loaded to a card which may be used to purchase food in the University's dining units, vending machines, coffee shops, and mini-markets. The meal plan is not all-inclusive, so please plan to budget additional funds for dining out and special treats.

Housing Facilities: Kelloggers are housed in Summit Hall.  Please see the attached for specifics on Housing.  CLICK HERE.

Meal Plan:   

All on-campus residents are required to purchase the University's dining plan. There are a variety of food service units operating on campus, and most special needs can be accommodated. (If you have any specific concerns regarding food allergies, please let us know and we will discuss your needs with the Food Services staff.)  

Note: Kellogg Institute will provide a light dinner at Registration on the day of arrival and a closing dinner on your last evening.  Coffee, tea, and water will be provided daily in the classroom. Dietary requirements as noted on your Information Sheet are taken into consideration when we plan our menus.

Be aware that your $200 2-week dining plan (est.) may not cover all of your meal needs while at Kellogg. 

Appalachian State has provided a comparison of the costs of ASU dining with the local eateries. 

Cost-Conscious Kelloggers can take advantage of the fixed-price breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are available at the all-you-can eat Rivers Street Cafe, where choices include homestyle entrees (vegetarian and vegan options available), hot and cold sandwiches, salad and potato bar, and our own bakery's delicious desserts. 

Other dining units open during the summer serve a wide variety of foods, including pizza, salads, potato bar, sushi, sandwiches/wraps, Chik-fil-a, and Tex-Mex favorites. Your meal card is accepted at all dining units on campus. There is also a well-stocked convenience store-type market located adjacent to the University Bookstore that also accepts the meal plan for food purchases.

If you get tired of dining hall chow, there are over a dozen eateries within easy walking distance of campus - we'll have menus available for browsing when you arrive. You can go here to have a look at the local favorite restaurants in Boone.

Here are a few recommendations for eateries within walking distance of campus.

ASU AppCard:

At Kellogg registration you will receive your AppCard. This serves as your meal card, key access to the residence hall, and, if you are enrolled for credit, library card.

Local Information (Including Medical):  click here.

Can Kellogg participants use the University's recreation facilities?

Kellogg attendees who are enrolled as graduate students can access Appalachian State University's recreation facilities, including pool, climbing wall, and exercise rooms and classes. Non-student participants can use university recreation facilities for a fee of $5.00 per day.

Keep in mind that 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. The area is also known for road and mountain bicycling, and participants who choose to drive to campus may bring their own bicycles if they choose to do so. Bike rentals in town are also available.

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 shuttle service on the first scheduled Saturday from Charlotte-Douglas Airport to Boone. Shuttle departures will be scheduled according to participants' arrival times, but will generally be between noon and 3:00 p.m. When making airline reservations, please keep in mind that you should arrive at the Charlotte airport by 1:00 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. COST for Kellogg Institute-provided ground transportation is $100 round-trip, payable when you arrive.

Please see "Note to Long-Distance Travelers" for more detailed information regarding ground transportation options, and contact us if you have any questions.

What type of weather can I expect in Boone during the summer?

Boone is located in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 3,333 feet. The daytime temperatures in Boone during the summer normally range from the high 60's to the mid 80's. Very rarely do we see temperatures in the 90's but it does happen. Evenings are cooler, and we experience a decent amount of rain (we encourage an umbrella or rain gear). For current weather, visit Ray's weather (

Wardrobe choices: (The residence hall and classroom are air-conditioned.) Casual attire is appropriate for seminar sessions.  A light sweater may be needed in the classroom.

Clothing for recreational activities may include comfortable shoes for walking/hiking, shorts, and possibly a light jacket for our cooler evenings.

You might consider packing a bathing suit for recreational outings that might include kayaking or tubing.

The closing reception is business casual.

Nights are cool –you will appreciate a warm blanket or sleeping bag in the dorm as the provided blanket is very lightweight.

NOTE: Boone has a Wal-Mart, so you can purchase items you forget to bring or decide you really need.