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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 institutio

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:
 

Interested in learning how practically and meaningfully embed civic learning into your campus culture‬?

BTtoP colleagues Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) are now accepting proposals for panels, breakouts, and workshops at their 2016 National Conference, to take place in early November, and hosted by University of Colorado Denver.

BTtoP Director Don Harward was honored to join colleagues at Simon Fraser University and to present a keynote speech at the 2016 Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses Summit, titled “Cultivating a Campus Culture of Well-being with Intention: Aligning Policies, Practices and Core Mission” earlier this month in Vancouver,

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