Civic Seminar Initiative

Recognizing the urgency and general awareness of recent studies calling for campus actions, BTtoP has, for the 2012-2014 period, placed special interest on supporting “Civic Seminars” in which diverse campus representatives participate in a seminar (or series of seminars) that discuss the civic mission of the institution and how the full expression of this mission can be achieved.

Seminar Grants for up to $1,000 are available for institutions to bring together diverse members of the campus community for a half-day or longer facilitated conversation (“seminar”) that will subsequently result in the planning, implementation, and assessment of actions consistent with the context and mission of the institution.

More information on Seminar Grants can be found in Funding Opportunities. For specific guidance on how to hold your own seminar, please refer to the following sections: A Basic Design and Guiding Questions, Organizing Your Civic Seminar, How Support Available from BTtoP Can Make a Campus Seminar Possible, and Campus Seminar Reporting.