General Information

2016 Institute Schedule

Session I: July 25 – 28 / Session II: August 1 – 4.  Classes are in session Monday through Thursday, 8:00  to 4:30.


The Monday morning of the Institute, participants meet 7:30 for check-in and director’s greeting at Karl Hoblitzelle Hall–(HH)  then depart to the classrooms.

Emergency Hotline

In the event of a campus closing or campus emergency, a  status message for the University is  posted at (972) 883-7669. This number is used to post information about weather-related closings, and provides important information for the campus and external community regarding an emergency situation. UTD has a page that is prepared in case Internet traffic overwhelms the home page:, or log onto the UTDallas Facebook:


Two options for housing are available–Campus housing ($70/night)  or  DoubleTree Hotel ($85/night + taxes).  For housing reservations go to the HOUSING pull-down menu on this APSI website.

Lactation Room

The LilyPad at the Galerstein Women’s Center is available on request for lactating mothers. Reservations are required – contact UT Dallas Galerstein Women’s Center, Student Services Building 4.300, Office : 972-883-6555


APSI provides a daily voucher  for food items. Participants may bring their lunches or lunch may be purchased at the retail dining venues on campus (limited selections available during summer.)  Participants will remain on campus during the lunch period.


Parking lots are adjacent the venues (green/visitor spaces only). View the campus map for parking options at: You will be emailed a parking pass for the week of the Institute. Failure to display the pass will result in a UT Dallas parking fine.


Your reservation guarantees you a position in the course.  For this reason, a $50 processing fee will be assessed on all refunds. There will be no refund if a registrant drops the course for any reason after July 1. If you indicated payment by invoice, you will be emailed a copy of the invoice. Please follow up with your school or district to ensure prompt payment of a PO. Note: A Purchase Order number from the district/school does not constitute payment.  Payment is required prior to institute.

Check Payment:  Make checks payable to UT Dallas APSI and mail to:
UT Dallas APSI
800 W. Campbell Rd., HH32
Richardson, TX 75080
Attn:  Ginger DeWeese

Credit Card payment;  confirmation ID # needed.

Certificates / Letters of Attendance

Certificates verifying course completion will be issued only to participants who have attended the entire 30 hours and have paid in full. Letters of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended less than 30 instructional hours and have paid in full.

Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs) are awarded by providers authorized by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), and are equal to the actual instruction time.  A 30 hour course equals 30 CPEs.  (UT Dallas Teacher Development Center, CPE # 057506.)

Institute Contact:  Dr. Margaret R. Fair, Associate Director, [email protected], 972-883-4344