Bringing It

Dear friends, 

We’d like to start this week’s Bringing It off with a pressing reflection by our friend Brian Murphy, President Emeritus of De Anza College. We recently invited you to muse on the opportunities and challenges facing higher ed throughout the next decade. This is what Brian had to say:

Dear friends, 

Last week we invited you to reflect on the questions below: 

·      What are the key strengths that higher education carries into the 2020s?

·      What are the key weaknesses of higher ed as we enter the 2020s?

·      What new opportunities for positive change will the coming decade bring?

·      What new threats to our work and our values does the coming decide pose? 

Dear friends, 

Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful and festive holiday with family and friends alike. 

First, some good news. When we started our bi-weekly Bringing It emails back in September 2018, we had around 2,500 community members on our listserv. We are thrilled to announce that we now have nearly 4,000 readers!  Around 27 percent of you are faculty, 25 percent administration, 28 percent student affairs, 10 percent organizational partners (think nonprofits), and 10 percent students.  

Dear friends, 

In our last Bringing It of 2019, we wanted to thank you for the joy you have brought us as thought partners and collaborators. This time of year serves as an opportunity to reflect on the successes, challenges, and relationships of the last year. We’d love to hear your reflections on 2019 and the “twenty-tens,” especially in relation to the good work you all do in higher education. Shoot us a line at We’d love to have your thoughts take us into the new decade. 

Dear friends,

We wanted to take the time to offer you some thoughtful reflections, impactful resources, and reminders. Enjoy!

Reflections: “Young, Gifted, @Risk, & Resilient” National Conference

What Our Partners are Doing: Rutgers-Newark’s Honors Living-Learning Community

Dear Friends, 

With the start of a new academic year, we hope that you’ve had some time this summer to breath and replenish yourselves, or to embark on new projects and adventures – or both.

Welcome Kate Griffin as PLACE Project Coordinator

Dear friends,

You may have seen our AAC&U-sponsored email blast, sharing a special offer on BTtoP’s publications. For a limited time, we are making our six books, designed for use by educators, administrators, and higher education professionals, available for free through our partners at AAC&U – you pay shipping costs only. This offer includes bulk orders for those who would like to order multiple copies for distribution to committees, faculty members, students, and/or community members.