AP Attendee Logistics

AP Attendee Logistics

This page is encompassing, but not all-inclusive as to every aspect of the Institute. Please be sure to reference all the webpages for information.

EMAILED CREDIT CARD RECEIPT OR EMAILED INVOICE IS PROOF OF REGISTRATION. 

NOTHING IS MAILED VIA U.S. MAIL. 

THIS PAGE HAS ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR LOGISTICS ABOUT THE INSTITUTE. A SEPARATE EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS WITH THE SYLLABUS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE WORKSHOP ONCE IT HAS BEEN FINALIZED BY CONSULTANT.

About this Page

This page is set up in such a way to address issues as attendees would encounter such as getting to campus, parking, check-in, etc. Headers have been used in an attempt to make it as easy as possible to navigate quickly to the information being sought.

Getting to Campus

Directions to campus can be found online here. Address to use for navigation is:

2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Check in on the first day of the Institute will be in the Oren Gateway Center lobby. You’ll be directed to your assigned room from there.

Oren Gateway Center is parallel to Riverside Avenue between 21st and 22nd Avenues.

Parking: Motorized Vehicle

Permits are required 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. An email notification will be sent once the parking permit is available for download. If you have a specific mobility concern, please contact Caren Custer directly: custer [at] augsburg.edu

Please note: Street parking on-campus is a combination of Augsburg and City of Minneapolis controlled-streets. Green and white signs indicate City of Minneapolis parking. Pay close attention to hour limits. City of Minneapolis patrols often and will ticket violators.

Week 1, June 13-16: Permit will be posted June 8, 2016

Week 2, June 20-23: Permit will be posted June 15, 2016

Parking for Limited Mobility

There are designated Handicap Parking Spaces on campus. A Handicap placard must be displayed, or Handicap plates must be on vehicle to park in these spaces. It is also necessary to display the parking permit.

Parking: Bicycle

Bicycles may only be parked and locked to official bicycle racks. Bicycles parked along fences, handrails, or signposts will be impounded. Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to local bicycle restoration organizations.

Bicycles may park only in designated areas. Please note, we will not be able to provide space within the building to store bicycles. Refer to the Bicycle Parking Map for spaces to secure your ride.

Light-Rail Commuters

Augsburg College is located near the Franklin Avenue stop on the Hiawatha Light Rail Line (METRO Blue Line).

Leave Light Rail at Franklin Avenue stop. Follow street that loops around the buildings on the right, stay on that road and you will see the large intersection that needs to be crossed. Your goal is to navigate to 20th Avenue South which is the bridge that crosses over the Interstate. You will want to be on the right-hand side of the bridge.

Turn onto 8th Street at the Augsburg College sign/tennis courts. Proceed walking on 21st Avenue towards Riverside Avenue, Oren Gateway Center (OGC) will be on your right.

Check-In

Initial day check-in for all workshops will be in the lobby of the Oren Gateway Center (OGC). Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Room assignments are given upon check-in. A name tag and brochure featuring room assignments, campus map, and instructions to access wireless internet will be distributed.

All other materials will already be placed into assigned rooms. This makes for free hands to grab some coffee.

Check-in is only required for the first day, all subsequent days participants can proceed directly to assigned rooms.

OGC faces Riverside Avenue and is between 22nd and 21st Avenues.

Daily Schedule

Workshops run approximately 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Consultants may adjust to meet the needs of the participants, typically that means it’s possible the day might extend a little longer the first three days in order to leave a little earlier on the last day of the Institute. Each workshop will be 30 classroom hours of instruction over the 4-day time. Approximate and or specific schedules are commonly included in the syllabus so please review.

Classroom Amenities

Instructions on how to access the college wireless system will be provided to registrants upon check-in. Please note, you will be attending the workshop in classrooms which means that electrical outlets are limited. It is best to bring fully-charged laptops or tablets. During the first week there will be approximately 50 teachers who have been asked by their respective workshop consultants to bring a laptop for use. As you can imagine, everyone plugging in is not feasible.

Clothing & Climate

Dress for the sessions is casual and comfortable. Classrooms are air-conditioned and some can become cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket.

Lunch & Snacks

Arrival: Regular coffee and water will be available in the morning upon check-in, and water refreshed in the afternoon. Should you wish additional beverages during the day, please bring them from home or bring change or credit card for the vending machines.

Lunch: Your workshop will be assigned a time for lunch each day, approx. 30 minutes. Lunch times will fall somewhere between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The meal will be a catered buffet line with a different theme each day, served in a private area reserved exclusively for APSI attendees. Those needing or desiring a gluten-free option should select request upon workshop registration.

Afternoon Snack: Will be made available between 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Augsburg offers Pepsi products in their vending machines. A person with a ready supply of ice-cold Coca-Cola products and an entrepreneurial spirit could really clean up. But seriously, if you need your daily Coke, make sure to bring it with you. The alternative is running to the Jimmy John’s just down the street.

Credits & Times

Attendance for all 30 contact hours is required to receive a College Board certificate. Registration for the AP* Summer Institute implies agreement to attend all class sessions for the full meeting time.

Certificates

Certificates are issued on the last day of the Institute to participants who have attended all class meetings and have paid-in-full registrations. If you are unable to attend all contact hours of your course we can prepare a letter for you that verifies the hours you did attend in lieu of the official certificate. Each workshop has been approved for 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Clock hours are not academic credit.

Graduate Credits

One (1) graduate semester credit is available from Augsburg College. In keeping with our commitment to provide high-quality professional development to teachers, there is no additional charge for the credit over and above the tuition fee.

Earning the graduate credit requires participants to complete and assignment designated by the workshop consultant. Registration forms will be distributed the first day of the Institute.

lodging

Lodging is not included in the tuition. There is no on-campus housing available; rather, we have arranged for a conference rate at a nearby hotel.

The DAYS INN Hotel on University Avenue has offered discounted prices on rooms. The DAYS INN has free wi-fi and complimentary Continental Breakfast. For supper, there are many places to order from or walk to near the hotel. The DAYS INN is very close to the Metro Light Rail (Green Line) which connects with the Blue Line that has a stop blocks away from Augsburg. You could also take the free shuttle van that is available from the hotel to the campus. Seats are limited and must be pre-arranged so be sure to mention the shuttle at check-in if you’ll be using.
Contact the DAYS INN at Phone: 1-612-623-3999 and let them know this is under a group rate. Rate is $92/night plus tax for approximately $125/night. There’s a choice of single or double rooms. Ask for the “Augsburg College Advanced Placement” rate.