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Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) is honored to be featured in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ Mental Well-Being and Illness Issue of their publication, Conversations On Jesuit Higher Education. The article, titled "Well-being in the Curriculum” addresses BTtoP's over-a-decade long relationship with Georgetown and particularly the Engelhard Project, named after BTtoP co-founder Sally Engelhard Pingree.
 
Original article here.
 
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the appointment of Ashley Finley as the Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary to the Board. Ashley has been an active AAC&U member and leader during her tenure at Dominican University of California.
 

Orignal article, appearing on April 18, 2018, can be found on NPR

Pitzer College’s Community Engagement Center seeks an experienced professional for the position of Program Manager for Critical Justice Education Projects. This is an interim, grant-funded, exempt, staff position available from July 2018 through June 28, 2019 and annually renewable until June 30, 2023. Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the Program Manager will enhance and expand The Claremont Colleges’ curricular and co-curricular justice education projects to meet the goals of the Mellon Critical Justice Education Grant.
 

"These contributors imagine a powerful, inclusive vision of alumnihood--one in which colleges and universities enlist alumni as allies in improving civic education and in advancing the institutions' public missions in the places where alumni are situated as professionals and community members." 

Produced in partnership with the Kettering Foundation, this issue of Diversity & Democracy examines alumni-driven civic engagement, both at the institutional level and in the community. 

In response to the recent news that the departments of Justice and Education have retracted Obama-era Affirmative Action guidelines, our colleagues at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as well as many other campus leaders have spoken out.

The Bringing Theory to Practice project (BTtoP) asserts that the mission and purpose of higher education goes beyond workplace and career preparation - that learning should be transformational and contextual, and incorporate civic thinking at both the local and global levels; that students should be taught to value the public good, to embrace difference, and become social changemakers; and that educational spaces should be designed for the well-being and personal development of students of all intersectional backgrounds - including adult learners. 

Original publication found here
 
Over the last year, as a result of a new policy established by top officials in the Trump administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has separated at least hundreds—and possibly thousands—of families at the border with Mexico who are seeking asylum in the United States.
 

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