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Tricia Seifert, Associate Professor of Adult and Higher Education at Montana State University, and author in BTtoP's recent volume Well-Being and Higher Education, addresses the drawbacks of a linear approach to student success in her featured interview with The Academic Minute.

Below are the remarks presented by BTtoP Director, Don W. Harward, at AAC&U's Global Engagement and Social Responsibility Conference held October 12-14, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This speech was co-presented by Lynn Pasquerella, the President of AAC&U. For more information on the conference, please see the following link: https://www.aacu.org/conferences/global/17. 

Donald W. Harward, who has served as Bringing Theory to Practice’s only director since cofounding the project in 2002 with Sally Engelhard Pingree, has announced that he will retire from his official position as active director in July 2018. For the last fifteen years, as visionary leader of the project and in his previous work as a college president and philosopher, Harward has advocated for and advanced the greater purposes of higher education: engaged learning, well-being, civic development, and preparation for a meaningful life.

Position Opening: Director, Bringing Theory to Practice Project
In partnership with the Association of American College and Universities

POSITION: Director, Bringing Theory to Practice
POSITION AVAILABLE:  July 1, 2018
NOMINATIONS DUE: December 1, 2017
APPLICATIONS DUE: January 15, 2018

Colleagues,
 
We stand with you in calling-out the horrific events of Charlottesville, the ugliness of persisting racism in our society, the reality of hate and hate-mongering, the muted responses to date from authorities, the agony of victimization, the demonic behavior of cults of hate and white supremacy, the reality of the death of Heather Heyer as she tried peaceably to name oppression, the brutal assault on Deandre Harris, and the injury to many more protesting white nationalism. 
 

In his post titled "What UK Universities Can Learn from the US About Promoting Well-being," author Jules Evans, a "research fellow at a Wellcome Trust funded project called Living with Feeling, at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London," summarizes BTtoP's recent volume Well-Being and Higher Education as an example of how UK institutions can learn from the work being done by American colleges and universities.

Project Associate, Bringing Theory to Practice

(In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities)
 
Position Type: Full-time, with benefits
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Anticipated Start Date: September 5, 2017

Project Summary

Originally published in Change Magazine, BTtoP National Evaluator and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience at Dominican University of California Ashley Finley's article "Well-Being: An Essential Outcome for Higher Education"  has been republished as a chapter in the new Routledge volume College Teaching and Learning for Change: Students and

BTtoP is honored to be featured in Georgetown University's student-run newspaper The Hoya for their special Health and Wellness Issue. The article, titled "The Engelhard Project: Healthy Learning, Healthy Living: Reflection in the Classroom" details BTtoP's over-a-decade long relationship with Georgetown and particularly the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) in launching the Engelhard project, named after BTtoP co-founder Sally Engelhard Pingree.

Dear colleagues, friends—

We post for you below some simple reflections from Jennifer O’Brien, our Project Manager, who has been with BTtoP for over a decade. We think now is an important moment to reaffirm our commitment to our students, to the greater purposes of higher education, and to our democracy. We hope that you will send us your own reflections and we can resound our shared commitments and care for one another.

Warmly, and in solidarity,
The BTtoP Team
info@bttop.org

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