John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Foundations of Excellence Summit Meeting

Participation as a member of the Foundations of Excellence National Select Cohort will conclude with a required Summit Meeting designed to give FoE institutions the opportunity to share their year-long experience and its outcomes.

Registration costs for two participants from each campus are covered in the comprehensive self-study fee. Additional participants may attend for an additional per-person fee.  We strongly recommend that each campus be represented by at least two, but preferably three or more, members of the FoE task force.

During the Summit Meeting, institutional teams will have the opportunity to network with each other and Gardner Institute staff members.

The goals of the meeting are:

  • Learn what other FoE institutions have accomplished in their planning year.
  • Enable institutions to share and receive feedback from peers and JNGI staff on their FoE Action Plans.
  • Provide exemplars of successful FoE Action Plan implementation.
  • Help the institution think through the steps to successful implementation of the FoE Action Plan and leave the Summit with a completed outline for next steps to implementation.
  • Recognize and celebrate the participants and their hard work.

The meeting date and location will be determined.

Questions about the Summit Meeting can be directed to Angela Whiteside at or 828-449-8053.