The foci of our discussions was on objectives, stated here as claims. Each of them needed the clarification, insight, articulation, and suggested assessment that was provided by participants' consideration of them.
- The well-being of those engaged is a core purpose of higher education.
- The integration of the full core purposes provides the basis for a compelling case for higher
- The promulgation of that compelling case is necessary, and partially sufficient, for the generation of change.
- Changes to the conversation regarding the purposes of higher education will lead to changes in expectations both within and without higher education, and to changes in practices, policies and priorities.
Guiding those changes is the will to reclaim the bold, necessary (perhaps unique) role of higher education to offer both means of support and critique, informing and clarifying direction and purpose—and by doing so, contributing to the achievement and preservation of a more just, democratic and inclusive society.
- Well-being and Higher Education booklet, Bringing Theory to Practice
- Well-being table resources:
- The "Thriving Quotient": A New Vision for Student Success, Laurie Schreiner
- The Future of College?, Graeme Wood
- Character as Ethical Democracy: Definitions and Measures, James O. Pawelski
- Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Political Betrayal, Henry A. Giroux
- The resilience workbook: Managing change, facing adversity and bouncing back, The Hay Group
- A Well-being manifesto for a flourishing society, NEF (New Economics Foundation)
- The Degree Qualifications Profile, the Lumina Foundation
- Examining the Effects of Engagement: High-Impact Practices & Student, Ashley Finley