73rd Annual

June 8 – July 31, 2020

The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. It is located on the central campus of the University of Michigan at 426 Thompson Street in Ann Arbor.  The summer courses are select offerings from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, and can be used to pursue a doctorate, master of science and a certificate in survey methodology.

All 2020 courses will be offered in an alternative remote format

Our courses this summer will be offered primarily by two-way, live video through a platform that supports lectures and group work. In some cases, courses are offered in a flipped format in which lectures are video recorded for students to watch on-demand and then meet with their instructor by two-way live video to discuss the lectures, readings, and problem sets.

We have been offering courses in remote formats for many years through our connection with the graduate programs at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland which share all courses by live classroom-to-classroom video. In the COVID era, our transition to entirely remote instruction has been straightforward and brought the students’ experience very close to that of a place-based classroom.

We understand that some participants were looking forward to visiting Ann Arbor, networking and participating in social activities.  As an alternative, we are planning several virtual social and networking activities in which participants will meet informally (by live video) with their instructors and just with each other in small groups to discuss various topics, some related to courses and some not. This will give participants a chance get to know each other as well as instructors outside the “classroom.”  We’re excited to work with you as we learn how to best connect with each other remotely.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.