Proposal Deadline: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2019.
Awards Announced: Awards will be announced on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2019.

Dear friends,

The three of us returned from the AAC&U Annual Meeting full of new ideas, new energy, and lots of work to catch up on. In this Bringing It, each of us gives you some personal thoughts about the conference. As we mentioned in our latest number, if you were in Atlanta, please do send us a brief post about the most important insight, session, inspiration, or worry that you took away from the Annual Meeting. We would love to publish an array of brief responses in our next number.

David’s Reflection

Join our director, David Scobey, for a free webinar hosted by SUNY Empire State College on February 11th from 1-2 PM EST! The webinar will focus on the importance of adult learners to change and creativity in higher education. 

Sign-up info here!

Please see the below flyer for more information! 

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, 


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.