August 15, 2016 | New BTtoP Volume Now Available: Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education's Greater Purposes

Edited by BTtoP Director Don Harward and featuring the voices of some of the most recognized scholars both within and beyond the academy, Well-Being and Higher Education explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education—and why those connections matterfor the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced… and realized.

The volume provides 35 accessible essays including but not limited to the following topics: a conceptual analysis of well-being; its significance for institutional policies, structures, and priorities; its practiced connections to higher education’s unique role in a democracy; campus violence; educational opportunities for non-traditional students; curricula and pedagogical practices in both the sciences and humanities; the connection between well-being and meaningful work; instituting campus well-being through lessons in the medical field; and more. Through these essays, written by a diverse group of recognized scholars both within and without the academy, learning and well-being are more deeply and fully understood as in large part relational.

This volume opens the discussion on the analysis of well-being’s connection to learning and to being whole for the individual, for the institution, and for the community; it responds to the current landscape of challenges against the current state of higher education; and it brings to the forefront a conversation considering the greater purposes of higher education — why higher education makes a unique contribution to social justice and to society’s economic and cultural integrity — and the need to preserve and revive the institution’s role to look beyond itself to a greater good.

Well-Being and Higher Education is available both as a print copy for $25.00 and as an eBook (PDF) for $15.00, through AAC&U's Online Publications Store