2018 Annual Institute

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The Power Of Discover U - 

AISAP’s Annual Institute on July 15-18 is a time for colleagues to come together in an atmosphere of curiosity, learning, and friendship. 

If you are looking for best practices, developing your professional skills, or enhancing your professional relationships, we invite you to DISCOVER U.

At DISCOVER U, you can…
  • Discover a path for your own Professional Development.
  • Learn and share best practices with other admission professionals.
  • Learn about new products and services available from our Corporate Partners.
  • Discover the city of Nashville and some of its charm.

In addition to all of the above, you will have an opportunity to DISCOVER the importance of enhancing your professional development experience starting this year at AISAP's Annual Institute.

Agenda Details 

Who Should Attend?

The AISAP Annual Institute is designed and created for Admission and Enrollment Management (A&EM) professionals who are at varying stages of their professional progression.  

  • Entering (0 - 2 yrs experience)
  • Emerging (Up to 3 - 5 years as an A&EM professional or A&EM Director)
  • Advancing (5 - 15 years as an A&EM professional or A&EM Director)
  • Mastery (greater than 15 years in role of AEM profession or A&EM Director)
  • Additionally, those whose work supports those in the A&EM profession.

Why Should I Attend? 

Haven't attended before? Maybe you have been with us at one or many of our AISAP Institutes. Either way, hear from your peers from around the country about why you should join us in Nashville this summer! 

Data and trending information, reinforced by our ongoing benchmarking tools, confirms what most of us can attest to through our personal experience; that each person's road map to and through the admission profession is as varied as the schools we represent. What brought you to the admission profession? Where are you today in your understanding of what competencies and skills are necessary to succeed in today's landscape? Are you prepared for the road ahead? And as well, are you planning your journey or will you find yourself being led by the trends and the tyranny of the moment? AISAP knows that the future has its nuances, twists, and turns and we will stay with you no matter what road bumps we may encounter. The AISAP Annual Admission Institute will put into focus your pathway to success both short-term and long.


Where Should I Stay and Where Is It Being Held?

Our host hotel is the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University. The majority of the education sessions will be held at Vanderbilt University on the Vanderbilt campus.  We hope you are ready for a first-rate College Experience and will embrace all that Vanderbilt, Nashville, and the Annual Institute have to offer. 

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Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University.
The Vanderbilt University campus. 

What is the Institute Program Methodology?

The Institute programming is constructed in a manner that allows for small group discussion through a varied approach to presentation. Case study analysis and presentations from admission professionals and industry leaders, people who know and are experienced in their field, familiar with the issues at hand, and successful in the implementation of strategies to advance your daily work serve as the methods of teaching. Besides, cornerstone speakers will speak to general session themes and help to cue up our daily activity. Finally, foundational and "in the trenches" strategies will be highlighted and reinforced for you to return to your school and immediately implement these takeaways.

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What are the AISAP Cohort Groups?

An aspect of your AISAP Annual Admission Institute journey is our annual cohort groupings. Started back at our first Institute, each participant is part of a cohort group that will help to emphasize the importance of contacts, collegiality, and community of peers. Your group will meet several times throughout the Institute, and as well AISAP supports these organizations after the program through ongoing web-based meetings as well as community-based net forums to keep the conversation and collaboration going long after we leave Nashville.

How much does it cost and what does it include?

The 2018 Registration fees include access to all planned education sessions, program materials, networking functions, transportation between hotel and school, planned meal functions (Sunday reception, Monday snacks, lunch and reception, Tuesday snacks, lunch and dinner, and Wednesday breakfast) and total access to virtual meetings/webinars during the 2018/2019 academic year. There is also an “Annual Institute” online community which will give you access to stay connected and a part of group discussions.  As well as three times a year Cohort Meetings through conference calls and virtual portal resource sharing.

Learn More  Register Now 



For additional details or questions, check out our FAQ’s page or here's how you can reach us:

Billing Questions 
Ron Crampton
Director of Finance & Operations
billing@aisap.org
(203) 421-7051 Extension 100

Program & Agenda Questions
Stephanie Orr
Director of Events 
programs@aisap.org
(203) 421-7051 Extension 108