Seminar, Mini and Student Grants

Seminar Grants

In addition to fifteen Well-Being Research Grants, BTtoP awarded forty-eight Well-Being Seminar Grants for up to $1,000 as part of the 2015-2017 RFP. These awards provide support for campus-wide planning discussions that  allow focused attention to creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning through a particular dimension of the student or faculty well-being, such as purposefulness, resilience, belonging, identity, and flourishing. BTtoP’s hope is that these well-being Seminars  deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to developing the policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support the full well-being of its constituents.  For a full list of those instutitions awarded BTtoP grants for the 2015-2017 funding period, please click here.

Under the 2012-2014 RFP, BTtoP awarded hundreds of Seminar Grants for up to $1,000 for institutions to bring together diverse members of the campus community for a half-day or longer facilitated conversation (“seminar”) that resulted in the planning, implementation, and assessment of actions consistent with the context and mission of the institution. Nineteen Grants were also funded in 2010-2012 as part of the Civic Seminar Initiative. Seminar Grant reporting guidelines can be found here.

Mini Grants

Under RFP's from 2004-2012, the Project awards mini-grants of $2500 on a rolling basis to support activities that address the goals of the BTtoP Project.

Examples of funded projects include:

  • Establishing a task-force to develop and implement a campus-wide survey to assess the alcohol and drug use.
  • Improving coordination of service learning effort across disciplines, schools and community partners and improve monitoring and evaluation of existing service-learning programs.
  • Professional development activities for faculty focusing to encourage student referrals to counseling services and other campus services addressing student mental health and substance abuse.
  • Organizing a day-long series of activities including an all-campus forum, class visits, and workshops with faculty, members of the counseling center and the Center for Public Service, and students.
  • Under the 2007-2010 RFP, grants of $250 were also available to student-led clubs and organizations that initiated groups or programming around the objectives of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP). In addition, Student Programming Grants with faculty supervision were applied for under the Mini Grant category with funding available for up to $2,500.

Student Programming Grants

Under the 2007-2010 RFP, grants of $250 were available to student-led clubs and organizations that initiated groups or programming around the objectives of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP). In addition, Student Programming Grants with faculty supervision were applied for under the Mini Grant category with funding available for up to $2,500.

Participants

Institutionsort descending Project Title Funding Period
Seminars on civic engagement, service learning and literature, and nonviolent conflict resolution.
Creating a Trans-disciplinary Approach for Enhancing Community College Student-Athlete Learning, Involvement, and Experience
Logon to Logic
Increasing Institutional Capacity to Deliver Sustainable Engaged Learning Best Practices to Produce Civic-Minded Graduates
Civic and Community Engagement: Converstations on What this Means to a College and its Community
Engaged Learning, Civic Engagement and Development and the Psychosocial Well-Being of College Students.
Taking Shepherd to the Next Level in Civic Engagement
Simon Fraser University: Building Connections: Well-being and Teaching
Health Promoting University Seminar Proposal: Simon Fraser University
Strengthening the Civic Mission of Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Engaged Learning across Disciplines at a Polytechnic Institution
Integrating International Students into the Civic Mission of St. Edward_s University
Promoting Engaged Learning and Civic Engagement Through a Core Curriculum
Civic Engagement through Extreme Learning
Higher Education and Public Pursuits: Engaging Future Faculty in Ongoing Conversation about Civic Engagement
Civic Seminar
Texas A&M International University: The Second Annual Texas A&M International University College of Education Department of Educational Administration Leadership Conference
The College of Wooster Civic Seminar
The Evergreen State College Civic Seminar
Re-Imaging Eugene Lang College_s Civic and Activist Mission
The Ohio State University: Mindful Awareness: Building Resilience in Individuals and the University through Faculty and Students
Community Engagement at the University of Maine: Alignment of Needs and Capacities
Collaborative Leadership Think Tank: The Future of Learning
The University of Texas at Austin: Seminar on Successful Community Collaborations
International Civic Engagement

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