BTtoP Well-being Seminar

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:00am

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.

  1. The well-being of those engaged is a core purpose of higher education.
  2. The integration of the full core purposes provides the basis for a compelling case for higher 
  3. The promulgation of that compelling case is necessary, and partially sufficient, for the generation of change.
  4. Changes to the conversation regarding the purposes of higher education will lead to changes in expectations both within and without higher education, and to changes in practices, policies and priorities.

Guiding those changes is the will to reclaim the bold, necessary (perhaps unique) role of higher education to offer both means of support and critique, informing and clarifying direction and purpose—and by doing so, contributing to the achievement and preservation of a more just, democratic and inclusive society.