- Participating Institutions
- Personal and Social Responsibility Index
- Suggested Readings
- Well-being Working Conference
In 2013, BTtoP announced over $700,000 of support (including campus matching) made to twenty-nine campuses reflecting the breadth of higher education. The intent of this collaborative learning community is to jointly gain greater understanding, and then to encourage practices and policies that demonstrate commitment as institutions, and as educators, to valuing and promoting the transformative promise of higher education for students—a promise much richer than what may prevail elsewhere; a promise and expectation of connecting rigorous and engaged learning to being a whole person.
The initiative considers the following to be core questions:
- How does learning, as a defining element of our campus culture, support the psychosocial development of our students (how does the epistemic connect to the eudemonic)?
- How and why does an intentional commitment to the psychosocial development of all of our students positively affect their learning and civic engagement?
- Bates College
- California State University, Chico
- Chattanooga State Community College
- Dickinson College
- Elon University
- Emory University
- Georgetown University
- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
- Nebraska Wesleyan University
- Oregon State University
- Pitzer College
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Simon Fraser University
- Spelman College
- SUNY Cortland
- SUNY Geneseo
- Syracuse University
- The Evergreen State College
- Tidewater Community College
- Tufts University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of La Verne
- University of Michigan
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Wagner College
- Washington & Jefferson College
- Wellesley College
- Wofford College
Participating institutions are invited to use at no cost the Personal and Social Responsibility Index to assess funded activity (PSRI description). For more information, please contact National Evaluator Ashley Finley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Finley, Ashley. "The Joy of Learning: The Impact of Civic Engagement on Psychosocial Well-being." Diversity and Democracy, 2012.
- Harward, Donald W. "Making Student Well-being a Core Concern in Higher Education." BTtoP Newsletter, Spring 2013: 5-6.
- Long, Theodore. "Renewing the Ideal of Educating the Whole Person." BTtoP Newsletter, Spring 2013: 3-4.
- Love, Anne Goodsell. "Wagner College: Establishing Positive Links between Civic Engagement and Student Well-being." BTtoP Newsletter, Spring 2013: 1-3.
- Low, Kathy. "Flourishing and Student Engagement." BTtoP Newsletter, Spring 2010: 1-2.
- "Engaged Pedagogies, Civic Development and Student Well-being." Peer Review. Vol. 9. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Summer 2007.
- "Special Issue: Civic Engagement and Psychosocial Well-being." Liberal Education. Vol. 97. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Spring 2011.
- O'Brien, Jennifer. "Special Issue: Reflections from the BTtoP Student Conference." BTtoP Newsletter. Spring 2011.
- Busteed, Brandon. “Is College Worth It?” Gallup Business Journal. New York: Gallup, Inc. August 27, 2013.
- Busteed, Brandon. “GPA, SAT, ACT...RIP” The Gallup Blog. New York: Gallup, Inc. July 9, 2013.
- Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University. "The Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning: The First Seven Years." Washington, DC, 2012.
- Kahneman, Daniel, and Jason Riis. "Living and Thinking about It: Two Perspectives on Life." In The Science of Well-Being, edited by N. Baylis, Felicia A. Huppert, and B. Keverne, 285–301. Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Keyes, Corey. The Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-SF).
- Lacey, H., A. Fagerlin, G. Loewenstein, D. Smith, J. Riis, and P. Ubel. "Are They Really That Happy? Exploring Scale Recalibration in Estimates of Well-being." Health Psychology 27, no. 6 (November 2008): 669–675.
- Sachs, Jeffrey D., John F. Helliwell, and Richard Layard. World Happiness Report. New York: The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2012.
- Shah, Hetan, and Nic Marks. “A wellbeing manifesto for a flourishing society”. London: New Economics Foundation, 2004.
In September 2013 BTtoP convened participating institutions at the Well-being Working Conference. The purpose of this conference was to convene this national community of leaders for the first time to discuss their work and develop their proposals.