Event Proceedings


Since 1983 Yale has held a series of meetings to disseminate the Teachers Institute approach and to collaborate with school and university colleagues from around the United States.

News Conferences

At news conferences in 1978, 1982, and 1986 the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute announced the awarding of grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Congressional Hearings

In 1986, Institute Director James R. Vivian testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities at the invitation of Senator Dale Bumpers (R-AK) in support of “A Bill to Provide a National Program for Improving the Quality of Instruction in the Humanities in Public and Private Elementary Schools” that had been introduced by Senator Bumpers. Vivian offered testimony at hearings also in 1985, 1990, 1991, and 1992.

Endowment Celebrations

At the completion of endowment challenge grants awarded in 1990 by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and in 1991 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute became the first permanently endowed program of its type.

25th Anniversary

A program for and transcript of the Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala on November 13, 2002, “Celebrating Teachers,” describe the Institute’s mission and history and lists its participants and supporters between 1978 and 2002.