2020 AAC&U Annual Meeting: BTtoP Sessions

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:30am to Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:30am

BTtoP is honored to be participating in the Association of American Colleges and Universities' 2020 Annual Meeting: "Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead".

BTtoP will once again be offering fishbowl sessions, featuring an inaugural circle of four or five discussants who will unpack the session's theme in conversation for twenty to thirty minutes, with the surrounding audience overhearing the dialogue. The audience members will then have the opportunity to tap into the fishbowl, replacing discussants and offering their own questions, comments, disagreements, and stories. We will also host our annual reception where we hope to see old and new friends alike! 

Listening With: A Model for Community Engagement 

Location, Date, and Time: TBD

This session will focus on the significance of "listening-with" as a practice of authentic, effective academic-community engagement. It will emphasize the importance of going beyond deficit models of community engagement, in which academic partners implicitly posit the community as a landscape of problems for which higher education can offer expert solutions. But it will also suggest the need to go beyond "listening-to" community, to embed active, sustained listening in relationships that lift up community voice. Participants will include both academic and community partners from BTtoP's PLACE Collaboratory (Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators), a network of partnerships in four regional communities seeking to develop public agendas through such "listening-with." 

Discussants: TBD 

Redesigning College: Whole Education for the Whole Student 

Location, Date, and Time: TBD 

This session will bring together a group of creative educational design-thinkers and practitioners, whose commitment to the cutting-edge redesign of the undergraduate experience--including curriculum, credit-economy, and academic calendar--is grounded in their commitment to holistic learning for the whole student.

Discussants: TBD