Bringing It

Dear friends,

As you know, we’ve been working hard to build BTtoP’s community of practice, through our grants, workshops, collaboratories—and celebrating the work of members of our community. Today we are lifting a great project and an acclaimed book: the Interact-to-Innovate initiative at the University of Houston Downtown and Jonathan Metzl’s Dying of Whiteness.  

What We’re Learning from Our Partners: The University of Houston Downtown’s Interact-to-Innovate Initiative

Dear friends,

In our last number of Bringing It, we wrote about our excitement at the number, range, and creativity of the proposals we received for BTtoP’s Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants (MIGs).  We wish that we had the resources to support all the excellent projects that were sent to us.  The Selection Committee’s task was a hard one—a testament to the creativity and hunger for collaboration in our community.

We’re delighted to announce the twenty-one partnership projects that were awarded Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants.

Dear friends,

We spent much of last week reading the proposals that were submitted for our Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants—or MIGs, as we’ve come to call them.  We will be reaching out in the coming days to the teams that were awarded grants, as well as to all the applicants.  And we will follow up with an announcement to you about the projects that received support.

Dear friends,

We hope this finds you well and—if you’re huddled in the Northeast/Midwest like us—not too cold. Spring can’t come too soon. Meanwhile here’s some news and reminders about BTtoP grant programs, some stuff we’ve written, and a really helpful research report.

What We’ve Been Up To

AMP Grants Now Open

Dear friends,

These last few weeks have been wonderfully hectic for BTtoP.  We’re still riding on the energy from our discussions at the AAC&U Annual Meeting in Atlanta; it was a joy to connect with friends old and new.  We are excited at the response to our RFP for Multi-Institutional Innovation Grants, having received some 95 proposals.  (We will announce the grant selections in mid-March.)  We have just issued our second RFP for “AMP Grants”—see below for details.  And we are delighted to welcome our new intern, Georgetown senior Katie Altman, who introduces herself below.

Dear friends,

The three of us returned from the AAC&U Annual Meeting full of new ideas, new energy, and lots of work to catch up on. In this Bringing It, each of us gives you some personal thoughts about the conference. As we mentioned in our latest number, if you were in Atlanta, please do send us a brief post about the most important insight, session, inspiration, or worry that you took away from the Annual Meeting. We would love to publish an array of brief responses in our next number.

David’s Reflection

Dear friends,

We hope you had a restful, joyful break over the holidays.  This week’s Bringing It brings you important notices about BTtoP grant opportunities and BTtoP events at the upcoming Annual Meeting of AAC&U (Atlanta, January 23-26, 2019).  We hope you can join us in Atlanta!

Final Reminder to Apply for Our Multi-Institutional Innovation (MIG) Grants

Dear Friends, 


This summer we sent you a brief survey, seeking feedback about BTtoP’s mission, history, achievements, and next steps. We got back some sixty responses, which were enormously thoughtful and helpful. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Dear friends,

As the season of holidays approaches, this number of Bringing It offers you several small gifts: some civic wisdom from a friend, an opportunity for colleges to enrich the experience of their students, and our own thanks to you.

What We’re Learning From Our Friends & Partners