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Dear friends, 

Now that we are settling in at Elon University, we wanted to return to our practice of celebrating great projects and great comrades. Here are spotlights of two different grantees doing amazing work and words of gratitude and admiration for our friend, Caryn McTighe Musil, who has just retired from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dear friends,

As we have lived through the events of the past few weeks—the murder of George Floyd, the police violence, the mounting protest movement, the larger context of a pandemic, and an economic crisis that disproportionately harms black lives—it has been hard to know what to say. It’s been hard to find words adequate to the moment and the feelings of horror, grief, exhaustion, and hope that we and others have felt. But here is a start.

Bringing Theory to Practice is a national initiative, hosted at Elon University, that works to advance the core purposes of undergraduate education through innovation, advocacy, and research. We believe that all students deserve an education that fosters active learning, public engagement, and personal well-being and that these values require change in higher education. The Program Coordinator will serve as the lead administrator for BTtoP, overseeing its operations, including budgeting and grants.

Bringing Theory to Practice is a national initiative, hosted at Elon University, that works to advance the core purposes of undergraduate education through innovation, advocacy, and research. We believe that all students deserve an education that fosters active learning, public engagement, and personal well-being and that these values require change in higher education. Our mission requires effective public communications to academic and national audiences, in print, digital, and media formats.

Elon University Named Hosting Partner of Bringing Theory to Practice

Elon University will become the host site for the national initiative, focused on transforming undergraduate education, on July 1.

Dear friends,

In this week’s Bringing It, we focus on all the good work that members of the BTtoP network have been doing—and continue to do in the face of the health and social crises of the pandemic.

Dear friends,

As the semester ends but the pandemic doesn’t, the higher-ed conversation is changing. “How do I make this Zoom thing work?” has given way to “Will my institution be able to open for face-to-face learning in the fall?” For many, too, there are harder questions: “How many lay-offs will there be? How can I protect my health and that of my family?” We hope that you and yours--including your colleagues and students--are able to be safe and supported as you grapple with these issues.

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