BTtoP colleagues Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) are now accepting proposals for panels, breakouts, and workshops at their 2016 National Conference, to take place in early November, and hosted by University of Colorado Denver.

BTtoP Director Don Harward was honored to join colleagues at Simon Fraser University and to present a keynote speech at the 2016 Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses Summit, titled “Cultivating a Campus Culture of Well-being with Intention: Aligning Policies, Practices and Core Mission” earlier this month in Vancouver,

BTtoP was thrilled and honored to present five sessions at the 2016 AAC&U Annual Meeting in DC last week – and especially to have Inside Higher Ed’s Ellen Wexler cover our Symposium panel session on student well-being and assessment, led by BTtoP’s National Evaluator Ashley Finley. See the Inside Higher Ed article "Should Colleges Measure Well-Being" here.

BTtoP is thrilled to announce the release of a new book from Springer Publishing featuring BTtoP colleagues from the CUNY Kingsborough and CUNY Graduate Center campuses:  Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. The volume, which includes reference to the BTtoP Demonstration Site Grant to the two campuses during the 2012-2014 funding period, “will help post-secondary educators to discover the joys and challenges of implementing theoretically grounded civic engagement projects on their campuses.”

Interested in learning more about promoting flourishing at your organization? Friend to BTtoP and scholar on well-being and flourishing Dr. Corey Keyes, joined by other expert researchers on health and wellness, is leading a seminar November 17th, 18th, and 19th that will address fostering engagement and whole-person development beyond the campus level:


BTtoP still has funding available for well-being seminar grants and we'd love to fund your campus! Proposals are due by January 15, 2016.

Bringing Theory to Practice Awards More Than 50 Grants for Campuses to Participate in Research and Seminars on Well-Being in Higher Education, Marking a Celebration of $10M Total in Support Extended Since 2005

Funding with Institutional Matching for the 2015-2017 Period Totals More Than $250,000 

Utilizing assessment tools like the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory and Dr. Corey Keyes' Mental Health Continuum, preliminary research from Iowa State University's School of Education and BTtoP's National Evaluator Ashley Finley indicates a positive link between college student community engagement and mental health.

Often, the challenge with assessment is figuring just what it is you want to assess. This is particularly true on college campuses when any one project involves a number of different components that contribute to its overall success. This webinar will focus on one helpful tool – logic models – that can be used for organizing and mapping projects in order to maximize assessment efforts. Dr.

BTtoP announces two levels of funding available for the 2016 and 2017 academic years. View the full Request for Proposals here: Funding Opportunities.

Since 2003, over 460 grants at varying levels have been awarded to diverse colleges and universities. For the July 2015-June 2017 funding cycle, proposals are requested in the following categories: