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THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 15-19 · July 22-25 · July 29-August 1Note: courses will be Tuesday-Friday each of the three weeks.
Where: Courses are held on the Rice University campus.
When: Each course meets Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Participants will receive up to 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571
Air travel: Those making plane reservations should choose departure times after 7:00 p.m. on the last day of the Institute. When scheduling departing flights, please allow enough time to travel from Rice University to the airport and to clear airport security. Travel time to Hobby airport is approximately 30 minutes; travel time to Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately one hour. To review Houston information please go to fly2houston.com
Airport transportation: Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com or (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826). Prices range from $19 one-way from Hobby Airport to $24 one-way from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Additionally, taxi transportation can be arranged starting at $27 from Hobby Airport and $51 from Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Meals: Lunch will be served on campus daily and is included in the cost of tuition.
Clothing and climate: Dress for class sessions is casual and comfortable. Because summer days in Houston are hot and humid, light clothing is essential. However, all of the buildings at Rice University are well air-conditioned, and because some can even be quite cold, please pack a sweater or a cover-up.
Clothing for science teachers: Biology and chemistry teachers must follow Rice University's lab safety rules by wearing closed-toe shoes (no sandals), long pants or skirts, laboratory coats and goggles during all lab activities. Please bring a lab coat and goggles with you to the Institute. Anyone not following these rules will be asked to leave the lab and hours will be deducted from their certificate, so please plan accordingly.
Acknowledgment of enrollment: Once your completed enrollment is received, you will either be enrolled in the course or placed on a waiting list if the course has filled. In either case, you will receive written notification from Rice at your home address within 15 days of receipt of your registration. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you do not receive notification from us. You may need to check with your school or district administrative office to ensure the registration was sent.
Course cancellation policy: Although we make every effort to maintain the published schedule of classes, events such as insufficient enrollment, instructor illness, room conflicts or inclement weather may require a schedule adjustment or cancellation. We will notify registrants of any change in the published information.
Refund policy: Full refunds for course tuition will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax by JUNE 7. No refunds will be issued after JUNE 7. There is a $30 charge for all checks returned for insufficient funds.
Special needs: Most classrooms are accessible for all participants. However, some classrooms in older buildings may be inaccessible for people who use wheelchairs and/or other aids for mobility. Please notify us of any accommodations you require so that arrangements can be made to assist you (call 713-348-6031 or e-mail email@example.com). We would appreciate at least two weeks’ notice. For information on Rice's Disability Support Services office, see dss.rice.edu.
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Telephone: 713-348-6031Fax: 713-348-3123Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: collegeready.rice.edu
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