The Institute had over 180 participants from all colleges and various administrative units at Virginia Tech, as well as the VA-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and Radford University.

One faculty attendee commented, "It's so nice to see that I'm not alone in thinking about teaching and caring about students!"

This year’s Summer Institute: Professional Development for Undergraduate Education 2018 brought together three events - the Pathways Summer Institute, Camp FYE, and the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Working Session - under one roof for shared support and programming.

The plenaries, workshops, and poster sessions featured topics such as ethics integration, best practices in FYE, outcome assessment, the future of the Virginia Tech Common Book Project, inclusive pedagogy, service learning, and more.