Frank and Rachel Anne Laney Award

About

The Frank and Rachel Anne Laney Award recognizes the graduating senior who has written the finest essay reflecting on the value of a Millsaps liberal arts education.

In order to satisfy the Core 10 requirement, all graduating seniors must submit essays in which they reflect on the value of their liberal arts education. A faculty panel chooses ten finalists whose papers are published as a record of the seniors' reflections. The one winning essay is then selected each year for the Laney Award based upon its excellence in thought and expression. In order to pass down the wisdom of the graduating seniors, the winning paper will become required reading for incoming freshmen the following year.

The award was established in honor of Frank and Rachel Anne Laney as a tribute to their commitment to excellence in higher education. Dr. Laney was a professor of history for 34 years at Millsaps. During his tenure he served as Dean of the College from 1962-1969 and chaired the History Department from 1971-1984, during which time he was named Distinguished Professor of the Year. In 1987, he helped organize and lead the College's successful effort to secure a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter. Mrs. Laney was Frank's best friend and is loved by all who meet her. She is gracious and supportive to faculty and staff alike and attended nearly every event at Millsaps - student recitals, Singers and Players performances, football games, lecture events, and ceremonial occasions. In short, Dr. and Mrs. Laney worked tirelessly on behalf of the College.

Millsaps prides itself on being an institution that teaches students not what to think, but how to think - and we now have the Laney Award to honor and preserve our students' thoughts about the College and our philosophy of teaching and of the life well lived.

The Frank and Rachel Anne Laney Award is made possible through the generosity of the Phil Hardin Foundation.

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Schedule

The Institute will begin on Monday, July 11, and conclude on Friday, July 15.


June 26
Last day to withdraw and receive a refund

July 1
Deadline for payment of fees

July 10
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Check in for residents 
5:30-6:00 p.m. - Light Boxed Supper

July 11
7:45-8:45 a.m. - Check in for commuters
8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Classes meet

July 12-14
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Classes meet

July 13
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Special Dinner for participants

July 15
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Last day of classes

 

Please register as soon as possible since enrollment is limited. A $50 nonrefundable deposit or purchase order for the full amount of the tuition must accompany the registration.

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Fees

Tuition

The tuition for the Institute is $550 per person; this fee includes:

  • Cost of instruction
  • Packet and all materials
  • Lunch, Monday through Thursday 
  • Special Dinner on Wednesday evening
  • Break refreshments

Additional notes: There will be an additional $50 fee (for laboratory usage and supplies) for participants enrolled in the Biology,Physics and Chemistry workshops. School districts registering five or more teachers will receive a $50 per person tuition discount.

beginning Advanced Placement teacher is one who will teach an Advanced Placement course for the first time next fall, one who has taught AP for a year or more but has NOT attended a week long AP Institute, or one who will refine an AP course they have been teaching.

An experienced Advanced Placement teacher is one who has taught an Advanced Placement course for at least three years and /or who has attended a previous Summer AP Institute, and will seek to learn new strategies and share best practices with other experienced AP teachers.

Please note: The Advanced Placement Institute is intended only for high school Advanced Placement teachers with the exception of the Pre-AP classes. Topics covered in an AP course will be at a high school level, as will all materials that are distributed. Pre-AP topics or middle school level subjects will NOT be covered in an Advanced Placement workshop.

 

Housing

Housing is available at $275 per person for single occupancy.

Please be aware that housing on campus will be in a college residence hall with shared bathroom facilities. Residence hall assignments are made on a first come first serve basis. Most of the housing will be in a residence hall with two bedrooms sharing a bathroom, but those registering late may be assigned to a residence hall with a bathroom on the hall. If you desire more luxurious or private housing, the Continuing Education Office can furnish you with a list of nearby hotels. 

In addition to the meals included in the tuition, the housing fee includes a light boxed supper on Sunday night, breakfast Monday through Friday, and dinner Monday and Tuesday. The special Wednesday night dinner is included in the tuition. You are on your own for the Thursday night meal.

Additional Notes: Since these campus housing charges do not include towels or linens, participants will need to bring towels and sheets with them. Please note: Children are not allowed at the Institute or in the residence hall. 

Refund Policy: If a teacher cannot attend and if we are notified in writing (a fax is acceptable) by June 26, we can refund both tuition and housing costs minus the $50 nonrefundable deposit. If we are NOT notified prior to June 26 that a teacher cannot attend, NO refund of fees will be made. A school may substitute one teacher for another with no penalty. The substitution should be within the same subject. A school or individual will be billed the full amount if a registered participant does not show.

Confirmation:
You will receive a letter of confirmation within 10 working days of the receipt of your registration. Do not assume you are registered until you get your confirmation. If you wish, you may call the Continuing Education office (601-974-1130) if you have not received your confirmation after 10 working days.

 

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Continuing Education Units

The Mississippi Department of Education recognizes Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned at the Millsaps Advanced Placement Institute for teacher certificate renewal. Teachers with 100% attendance records at the 2016 Advanced Placement Institute may receive 3.0 CEUs. Attendance at all class sessions is required for teachers to be awarded CEU credit. Participants should check with their local systems about certification credit. Participants who attend 90% or more of the Institute may receive a certificate that they participated in the workshop. Participants who miss more than 10% of the AP Summer Institute will not be eligible to receive a certificate. 

Please register as soon as possible since enrollment is limited.

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Registration

Option 1: If you would like to use a credit card, you may register online. Online registration is not available if you are using a purchase order or check.

 

Option 2: Follow these steps to register through the mail.

1.  Download the API Registration Form (PDF).
2.  Print the form by selecting File then Print in your web browser.
3.  Complete the form.

4.  Mail the form along with either full payment, a purchase order for the entire tuition, or a $50 nonrefundable deposit and a purchase order for the rest of the tuition to the address below. If paying with the $50 nonrefundable deposit, a purchase order for the remaining amount should be received within 30 days.

 

Early Registration: It is advised; however, we will accept registrations until a week before the Institute begins if space is available. No registrations will be accepted without the $50 nonrefundable deposit and a purchase order for the remainder OR a check for the entire amount OR a purchase order for the entire amount. The remaining amount of the fees will be due by July 1. Payments may also be charged to MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover. 



Refund Policy: If a teacher cannot attend and if we are notified in writing (a fax is acceptable) by June 26, we can refund both tuition and housing costs minus the $50 nonrefundable deposit. If we are NOT notified prior to June 26 that a teacher cannot attend, NO refund of fees will be made. A school may substitute one teacher for another with no penalty. A school or individual will be billed the full amount if a registered participant does not show.


Confirmation:
You will receive a letter of confirmation within 10 working days of the receipt of your registration. Do not assume you are registered until you get your confirmation. If you wish, you may call our office (601-974-1130) if you have not received your confirmation after 10 working days.


Advanced Placement© Institute
Continuing Education
Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210 
Phone: 601-974-1130  FAX: 601-974-1137

Email: gibsonk@millsaps.edu

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Contact Us

Advanced Placement© Institute
Continuing Education
Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210 
Phone: 601-974-1130  FAX: 601-974-1137

Email: gibsonk@millsaps.edu

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