Grace Nixon Institute
In summer 2017, the Nixon Institute continues with its new format, which focuses on offering courses that will help participants (especially high school teachers) earn a Master of Arts degree.
This year’s institute includes both in-class and out-of-class portions. Students will receive a syllabus and reading list for the course in March. The in-class component of the class will take place in Moscow from June 19-30, and after that students will work on their final projects with the mentorship of faculty members.
Overview of Summer 2017 Courses
- Diane Kelly-Riley will offer Fairness and the Assessment of Writing, a course that examines the underlying theories of writing assessment and how ideas of “fairness” factor in to assessment practices.
- Alexandra Teague’s Women and Poetry explores central issues for women poets, including what it means to write as a woman, and how poetic technique enables these writers to reimagine society and reconfigure power dynamics.
How to Apply
- NOTE: Priority deadline for scholarship consideration is March 3. Please make sure we have your application form by that date, even if you haven’t yet completed an application to UI.
- Check the Summer Session website for information about enrollment at UI. Degree Credit is available to students in degree-seeking programs. You must be either admitted to the MAT program or actively applying to the MA program in order to receive degree credit. Degree credit scholarships will be reserved for those students actively seeking a degree; additional awards will be based on remaining scholarship funding. Housing will be provided.
For more information about the 2017 Institute, email Jennifer Baillargeon-Hauck or call 208-885-6156.