Our Work

While attending to context and relevant influences, BTtoP selects and supports the planning and offering of multiple means to achieve our mission.


BTtoP funds and supports ongoing campus projects at institutions interested in taking steps toward realizing their missions for learning, well-being and civic development of their students. We realize that all campuses are at different places on any arc towards progress or change, so our grants fund a broad range of initiatives.

From small seminars that begin conversations with representative campus and community constituencies about the mission of the institution, to affirming, through research and programmatic initiatives, a significant shift in the campus culture for transformative learning—BTtoP grants provide necessary funding as well as the cache of a national and collegial learning community.

Total funding to support the work of BTtoP grantee campuses was over $700,000 in the 2012-2014 funding period, and over $7 million to date, to more than 300 institutions of higher education.

For more information, visit our Grants page.


BTtoP has offered dozens of conferences, workshops, and other events related to the research and work we support on campuses. The goal of our events is to provide our colleagues an opportunity to get away from campus to be amongst their national (and occasionally international) peers—to learn, collaborate, and innovate.

We offer a host of recurring events (Retrieval Conferences, Bridging Conferences, Student Conferences), as well as specially-focused events (e.g., well-being symposia, civic seminars, or initiative-specific workshops).

For more information, visit our Events page.


BTtoP is dedicated to increasing institutional attention and commitment to the linkages we address in our mission and to create systems of support, reward and maintenance that value them. We utilize the production of various forms of resources to achieve this. 

Publications (including major books, series of monographs, a tri-annual newsletter and timely reports and research) form the bulk of our resources devoted to enhancing the scholarship and national conversations surrounding transformational learning, the realm of the civic, and well-being. 

For more information, visit our Resources page. 

Our Team