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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

Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019
Awards Announced: By Friday, March 15, 2019

See the full RFP here.

Dear Friends, 

MISSION TALK AND ELEVATOR PITCHES

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

For more than 45 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, and other nonacademic professionals for week-long residential program to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students, faculty, and community members.

This is our first Bringing It in a few weeks, following two recent e-blasts to the full contact list of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. One is the fall issue of our triannual newsletter focused on the role of creativity and creative practice in the kind of holistic, engaged education to which BTtoP is committed. The other is an infographic that offers an overview of the accomplishments of Bringing Theory to Practice in our first fifteen years. (We’ve been struck by responses to our recent survey that many friends and participants may not be aware of the full range and extent of this work.) We hope you received these; we invite you to look at them if you haven’t had the chance already.

Since its launch in 2003, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) has awarded nearly 600 grants to 359 institutions. We’ve published seven books.  We’ve hosted nearly two dozen national convenings.  In the process, we’ve brought together a remarkable community of educational innovators.  We’re proud of the range of contributions that BTtoP has made to renewing the core purposes of undergraduate education.

Dear friends,

Welcome back to Bringing It. Today’s number links you to a short essay that David just published, and launches two mini-features, What We’re Learning From Our Friends & Partners and What We’re Reading. It ends with an invitation that we hope you’ll consider.

“How Does Change Really Happen in Higher Ed?”

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