Thank you to everyone who attended our conference and contributed to the incredibly positive and generative atmosphere throughout. It was our honor and pleasure to host you in Chicago; we hope every single person will keep in touch and connected to our work. Thank you.
BTtoP is honored to be participating in the Association of American Colleges and Universities' 2017 Annual Meeting: "Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence."
This year, BTtoP will be offering four sessions, as well as hosting our annual reception, where we hope to be able to see old friends and welcome new ones to join us!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:15pm to Friday, January 22, 2016 - 11:45am
The Washington DC Grand Hyatt
Thank you to all those that participated in our sessions at the AAC&U Annual Meeting—we always enjoy learning from our colleagues at these events and getting the chance to interact face-to-face. We look forward to seeing you again next year at the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco!
The foci of our discussions was on objectives, stated here as claims. Each of them needed the clarification, insight, articulation, and suggested assessment that was provided by participants' consideration of them.
On Friday morning, January 24th, from 10:30-11:45 am, Project Director Don Harward will moderate a discussion among Brandon Busteed (executive director, Gallup Education), Amanda Hyberger (QEP Director and associate professor, Chattanooga State Community College), Nigel Boyle (associate dean for Global and Local Programs and director, Institute for Global/Local Action & Study (IGLAS), Pitzer College), and Kimberly M. Ferguson, dean of students, Spelman College) regarding well-being and higher education.
As part of a developing initiative that gives special attention to the psychosocial development and well-being of students, BTtoP has identified and is prepared to support with one-year $10,000 matching grants thirty institutions that are (or will become) national leaders in attending to the whole student learner—institutions that are committed to asking and then responding in their policies and practices to such core questions as: