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We are proud to share stories of campus theory and practice on student learning, civic engagement and well-being from seven of our BTtoP grantees: California State University, Chico; Dickinson College; Georgetown University; Kingsborough Community College & CUNY Graduate Center; St. Lawrence University; School of the Art Institute Chicago; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Many thanks to the U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. and the U.S. Department of Education for this moving message -- one that resonates with our work at BTtoP in advancing the "greater purposes" of higher education:
 

Interested in learning how practically and meaningfully embed civic learning into your campus culture‬?

BTtoP colleagues Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) are now accepting proposals for panels, breakouts, and workshops at their 2016 National Conference, to take place in early November, and hosted by University of Colorado Denver.

BTtoP Director Don Harward was honored to join colleagues at Simon Fraser University and to present a keynote speech at the 2016 Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses Summit, titled “Cultivating a Campus Culture of Well-being with Intention: Aligning Policies, Practices and Core Mission” earlier this month in Vancouver,

BTtoP was thrilled and honored to present five sessions at the 2016 AAC&U Annual Meeting in DC last week – and especially to have Inside Higher Ed’s Ellen Wexler cover our Symposium panel session on student well-being and assessment, led by BTtoP’s National Evaluator Ashley Finley. See the Inside Higher Ed article "Should Colleges Measure Well-Being" here.

BTtoP is thrilled to announce the release of a new book from Springer Publishing featuring BTtoP colleagues from the CUNY Kingsborough and CUNY Graduate Center campuses:  Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. The volume, which includes reference to the BTtoP Demonstration Site Grant to the two campuses during the 2012-2014 funding period, “will help post-secondary educators to discover the joys and challenges of implementing theoretically grounded civic engagement projects on their campuses.”

Interested in learning more about promoting flourishing at your organization? Friend to BTtoP and scholar on well-being and flourishing Dr. Corey Keyes, joined by other expert researchers on health and wellness, is leading a seminar November 17th, 18th, and 19th that will address fostering engagement and whole-person development beyond the campus level: http://potentialabs.com/launch-webinar/

 

BTtoP still has funding available for well-being seminar grants and we'd love to fund your campus! Proposals are due by January 15, 2016.

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