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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

Thank you to all who joined our informational webinar on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:30pm EST hosted by BTtoP’s National Evaluator and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Dominican Experience at Dominican University, Ashley Finley!

The webinar provided guidance on the 2017-2018 RFP, BTtoP's theory of change, and crafting campus dialogue grant proposals, with particular attention to the required proposal logic model.

The beginning of the school year prompts many conversations—among new students; among students and their parents; among students, parents, faculty members, student affairs professionals, and administrators.

BTtoP Director Don Harward's new opinion essay, published in Truthout, acts as a response to the Koch brothers’ recent efforts to “capture” the meaning of well-being—and to use that concept as a Trojan Horse for propagandizing their own ideology within higher education.

 

BTtoP is proud to share that along with research partner Dr. David Zandvliet, the Simon Fraser University Health Promotion team "has conducted a participatory action research project to explore how learning environments can enhance student well-being, in addition to student satisfaction with learning," funded through their BTtoP grant. 

Edited by BTtoP Director Don Harward and featuring the voices of some of the most recognized scholars both within and beyond the academy, Well-Being and Higher Education explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education—and why those connections matterfor the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the instituti

We are proud to share stories of campus theory and practice on student learning, civic engagement and well-being from seven of our BTtoP grantees: California State University, Chico; Dickinson College; Georgetown University; Kingsborough Community College & CUNY Graduate Center; St. Lawrence University; School of the Art Institute Chicago; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Many thanks to the U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. and the U.S. Department of Education for this moving message -- one that resonates with our work at BTtoP in advancing the "greater purposes" of higher education:
 

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