Thank you for registering for Drew University’s 2015 Advanced Placement® Summer Institute for teachers! Complete details and program updates about courses and making your way around Drew’s campus will be posted on this page during July 2015.

Check-in and Schedule

The AP® Summer Institute will convene between  August 3 – 7, 2015. Check-in will take place in the rotunda of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts starting at 7:45 am on Monday, August 3rd.  Signs will be posted on campus to direct you to parking and to the Arts Center check-in.  Our staff will be available in the registration area until 9:30 AM on Monday, August 3rd. After that time, we can be located in S. W. Bowne Hall, Dean’s office.  Walking directions between buildings and parking locations can be found using the online map of campus. Transport from the Ramada Inn will coincide with this schedule.

After AP check-in you will be escorted to where all classes are being held. Courses meet Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and Friday, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM.  Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Office of Hospitality, Conferences, and Hospitality at 973/408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to ensure appropriate arrangements.

Please refer to your room assignment below.

APSI Week Agenda will be available the week of July 8th and will include the Ramada Inn’s Shuttle times.

Directions to Campus

Find details about getting to Drew University on the driving directions web page. The online map of campus provides walking directions between locations on campus.

Parking at Drew University

Parking fees are included in your tuition. The AP Parking Pass 2015 (PDF) must be printed by all attendees before arriving on campus, and must be displayed in the front windshield of your vehicle when parked on campus. When you arrive at AP check-in Monday morning, leave the parking pass on your windshield.

Where to Park for Class
The student parking lot closest to check-in on Monday morning, August 3rd, at the Dorothy Young Arts Center is the Tilghman parking lot. If that lot is full, you should park in the Main parking lot. Both are accessible by entering campus at the traffic light on Madison Avenue and Lancaster Road. It is a very short walk to the Arts Center from either lot. Handicapped parking is available in both lots.

Lodging

If you are interested in housing arrangements, The Ramada Inn & Conference Center of East Hanover, which is a ten minute drive from our campus, is offering a special rate of $69/night plus 15% tax for either double or single occupancy to participants of this institute as long as room availability lasts. The reservation deadline is July 21, 2015.  This rate includes a complementary hot breakfast buffet and transportation to and from Drew’s campus at appointed times (see APSI Week Agenda for shuttle times), once daily each way, Monday through Friday.  To make reservations, please contact The Ramada Inn & Conference Center at 973-386-5622.

Directions from Drew University to the Ramada Inn

Refreshments and Lunch

On Monday, August 3rd, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies is hosting a luncheon in your honor and we cordially invite you to attend! The luncheons will be held in Mead Hall, the historic mansion that is the centerpiece of our campus. Luncheons will begin at noon and will end in time for you to return to the classroom for your afternoon session. The luncheons will offer you an opportunity to learn more about Drew University’s fantastic undergraduate and graduate programs.

Tuition includes morning coffee and lunch daily in the campus dining hall, located in the University Commons. In the evenings, attendees may find a number of happenings and resturants in Madison, a ten-minute walk from the Drew campus. Several restaurants are located near the Ramada Inn, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Baja Fresh, Penang, and Don Jose Mexican Restaurant.

Laptops

Less than a handful of this year’s APSI attendees are without a laptop computer to bring to class.  We anticipate that, for the short period of time instructors will ask you to engage the internet in the classroom, that “computer-less” attendees will have the opportunity to share a laptop screen with a classmate.

All classrooms at Drew University are WiFi accessible and are fully mediated enabling instructors to project information to the front of the room.  Your instructor may ask you to use your laptop to follow them through a web presentation.  You can connect to the “drew” or “5drew” wireless networks (5drew is usually a bit faster, but will not be if you all choose that network!). Any network with an “x” in the name is secure and will require a Drew username and password to access.

If you experience any difficulties, please contact Drew’s University Technology Service Center directly at (x4375) 973 408 4375.  The Helpdesk is located in the Drew University Library.  As always, you can contact me directly if you need to at x3257 or 973 408 3257.

Please bring this information with you to class.

Course-Specific Information

Welcome letters, agenda, course materials, and  syllabi will be posted here as they become available throughout July 2015.

AP® Calculus AB for Teachers

Instructor: Bill Compton
Location: Drew University, TBA
Materials: Welcome Letter  Agenda

AP® English Language and Composition for Teachers

Instructor: Denise Hayden
Location: Drew University, TBA
Materials: Welcome Letter  Agenda

AP® English Literature and Composition for Teachers

Instructor: Mary Filak
Location: Drew University, TBA
Materials: Welcome Letter Agenda

AP® Biology

Instructor: Maureen Nosal
Location: Drew University, TBA
Materials: Welcome Letter   Agenda

AP® US Government and Politics for Teachers

Instructor: Noah Lipman
Location: Drew University, Learning Center 30
Materials:  Welcome Letter Agenda

AP® U.S. History for Teachers

Instructor: Tim Cullen
Location: Drew University, Learning Center 28
Materials: Welcome Letter  Syllabus

AP® World History

Instructor: Frank Passaro
Location: Drew University, Embury 206
Materials: Agenda  Welcome Letter