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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

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. 

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