The Advanced Placement Summer Institute for high school fine arts teachers is sanctioned by the College Board and utilizes College Board approved “Consultants” (instructional leaders). The program offers one week professional training in five AP contents: AP Music Theory, AP Art History, AP 3D Studio Art Portfolio, AP 2D & Drawing Studio Art Portfolio, Introduction to Pre-AP and AP Studio Art Portfolios. The Department and College also provides for UT faculty guest lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. The AP Summer Institute serves to improve the quality and rigor of high school fine arts education while improving support and connectedness with high school fine arts students through their participating teachers. The first AP Summer Institute was held in July 2002. This year is our fifth Summer Institute and we continue to average 65–70 total participants each summer. The Institute is organized and run by Senior Lecturer Fred Woody, Coordinator of Student Field Experiences for the Visual Art Studies teacher certification program.