Seminar, Mini and Student Grants

Seminar Grants

In addition to fifteen Well-Being Research Grants, BTtoP awarded forty-eight Well-Being Seminar Grants for up to $1,000 as part of the 2015-2017 RFP. These awards provide support for campus-wide planning discussions that  allow focused attention to creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning through a particular dimension of the student or faculty well-being, such as purposefulness, resilience, belonging, identity, and flourishing. BTtoP’s hope is that these well-being Seminars  deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to developing the policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support the full well-being of its constituents.  For a full list of those instutitions awarded BTtoP grants for the 2015-2017 funding period, please click here.

Under the 2012-2014 RFP, BTtoP awarded hundreds of Seminar Grants for up to $1,000 for institutions to bring together diverse members of the campus community for a half-day or longer facilitated conversation (“seminar”) that resulted in the planning, implementation, and assessment of actions consistent with the context and mission of the institution. Nineteen Grants were also funded in 2010-2012 as part of the Civic Seminar Initiative. Seminar Grant reporting guidelines can be found here.

Mini Grants

Under RFP's from 2004-2012, the Project awards mini-grants of $2500 on a rolling basis to support activities that address the goals of the BTtoP Project.

Examples of funded projects include:

  • Establishing a task-force to develop and implement a campus-wide survey to assess the alcohol and drug use.
  • Improving coordination of service learning effort across disciplines, schools and community partners and improve monitoring and evaluation of existing service-learning programs.
  • Professional development activities for faculty focusing to encourage student referrals to counseling services and other campus services addressing student mental health and substance abuse.
  • Organizing a day-long series of activities including an all-campus forum, class visits, and workshops with faculty, members of the counseling center and the Center for Public Service, and students.
  • Under the 2007-2010 RFP, grants of $250 were also available to student-led clubs and organizations that initiated groups or programming around the objectives of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP). In addition, Student Programming Grants with faculty supervision were applied for under the Mini Grant category with funding available for up to $2,500.

Student Programming Grants

Under the 2007-2010 RFP, grants of $250 were available to student-led clubs and organizations that initiated groups or programming around the objectives of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP). In addition, Student Programming Grants with faculty supervision were applied for under the Mini Grant category with funding available for up to $2,500.

Participants

Institutionsort descending Project Title Funding Period
Building Community Engagement at Albany State University
Civic Mission and a Sustainable Future
What does incorporation of Sustainability in academics at Alcorn State University look like?
Allegany College of Maryland: Contemplating the Heart of Higher Education
The Role of Civility in Higher Education
The Inter-Relationship Between College Access and Civic Engagement: A Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar
Alvernia University: Shifting Discursive and Physical Spaces for the Flourishing of Well-being in a Twenty-first Century Liberal Arts University
Alvernia University: Civc Engagement and Well-Being Through Environmental Service Learning
Putting together the Pieces: Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and Co-curricular Initiatives for Greater Civic and Social Engagement
American University of Central Asia Civic Seminar
Campus Climate, Cultural Versatility, and Leadership: A seminar with Dr. Sylvia Hurtado
Appalachian State University: Seminar to Design a Well-Being and Prevention Engagement Track
Identifying Community Engagement Next Practices
Arizona State University: Mentoring First Generation College Students: What They Need From Us and What We Can Do For Them
Augsburg College: Integrating Health and Wellness Initiatives across the Curriculum
Civic Engagement and Intercultural Learning in Augsburg_s General Education Curriculum
Transformative Transitions: Exploring the Intersections of Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Student Success
Orientation Re-Imagination
Bringing Transformational Learning to Educational Practices
Belmont University: Promoting Student Well-Being in STEM Through Community and Civic Engagement
Liberal Learning, General Education and Civic Mission
Bloomfield College Seminar Grant Proposal
Engaged Learning and Psychosocial Well-Being: Advising and ePortfolios
Intersectionality: Research,Policy,Teaching and Engaged Learning
Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts: Civic competence: political aspects of subjective well-being

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