What Our Partners are Doing: Rutgers-Newark’s Honors Living-Learning Community

Dear Friends, 

With the start of a new academic year, we hope that you’ve had some time this summer to breath and replenish yourselves, or to embark on new projects and adventures – or both.

Welcome Kate Griffin as PLACE Project Coordinator

Dear friends,

You may have seen our AAC&U-sponsored email blast, sharing a special offer on BTtoP’s publications. For a limited time, we are making our six books, designed for use by educators, administrators, and higher education professionals, available for free through our partners at AAC&U – you pay shipping costs only. This offer includes bulk orders for those who would like to order multiple copies for distribution to committees, faculty members, students, and/or community members. 

Dear friends,

It’s hard to feel anything but grief, anger, and despair this week in the face of the appalling massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio. The ideologies of hate fueled these massacres while political leaders fail to do anything about gun violence.

Dear friends,

We hope that you are finding time in the summer to rest, refresh, and breathe; we’ve have too, in Texas, the Delaware shore, and the Adirondack mountains. It has also been exciting to work on the launch of our PLACE Collaboratory with our partners in Los Angeles, Greensboro, Baltimore, and Newark. Stay tuned for more news on that important venture.

Congrats to Brown University on Its AMP Grant  

Dear friends, 

Many of you are probably spending much deserved time with loved ones over the holiday; so we’ll keep this week’s Bringing It short. 

Have a Look at Our Summer Newsletter

Three times a year we publish a newsletter on issues intimately tied to both our mission and the higher education landscape. These newsletters typically include a Feature piece, Campus Highlight, and Director’s column. Recently, we’ve made it our goal to also include a Student Perspective.

In our latest Bringing It, we asked if you were interested in developing a network of partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  The response was striking: we’ve received messages from twenty institutions so far, many describing curricular and pedagogical partnerships that are well underway.

Dear friends,

This number of Bringing It highlights important work from Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life, and it solicits your interest (in a potential project) and ideas (for conference programming).  But we begin with some terrific news...

BTtoP Awarded $800,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Launch the Partnerships for Listening and Action (PLACE) Collaboratory Initiative