Bringing It

Bringing It #65: News & Calls

June 23, 2021

Dear friends,

In this issue of Bringing It, we’re happy to share with you a recent conversation about the state of higher education that David participated in and we are excited to let you know about some opportunities to get involved with BT2P.

Call for Submissions for Fall 2021 Newsletter: Social Justice

Following the successful transition to a digital format with our most recent Spring Newsletter, we look forward to publishing the 51st BT2P Newsletter online this Fall. For this edition, we want to shine a light on Social Justice work in higher education

We’re curious about how the current crises have opened opportunities (or created barriers) to center social justice in undergraduate education. The focus of articles and reflections might include (but aren’t limited to):

  • pedagogical and social practices that make learning environments more equitable
  • programs and curricula that center issues or practices of social justice
  • the context of the current crisis in opening (or impeding) opportunities to center social justice in undergraduate education
  • the role of social justice commitments in shaping institutional policies in such areas as admissions, hiring, and public partnerships
  • curricular and co-curricular programs that explore different theories and ethical frameworks for social justice

Our goal is to lift the work of our community, presented in their own voices. We seek not only the long-form text stories we have always published, but also video, audio, and other multimedia features. And we need you to co-create this with us.

Here are links to our more detailed Call for Submissions (due by July 21) and the Submission Guidelines. Please send your ideas or questions to Kelly at [email protected]. We hope that you will consider contributing.

Funding Opportunity: BT2P AMP Grants

We want to remind you that AMP Grants are still available to faculty, staff, and programs from any academic institution (or academic association or consortium) that has received previous grant support from BT2P. These grants provide between $500 and $2,000 to support activities that amplify, disseminate, and increase the public reach of research and practice that BT2P has supported. Awards may be used to support a range of activities, including:

  • virtual or campus-to-campus consulting visits
  • multi-institutional convenings
  • presentations, reports, and publications that extend the reach of BT2P-supported work beyond traditional academic conferences and journals
  • public writing, digital and media products, and other work that bring BT2P-supported work to broader publics 

Applicants may propose collaborative activities that include academic institutions and other organizations that were not past grantees, but they must include at least one institution whose work was supported in the past by Bringing Theory to Practice.

AMP Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. To learn more about guidelines, criteria and how to apply, please visit the RFP.

BT2P On the Air

David recently had the opportunity to join Lynn Mahoney, president of San Francisco State University; Falone Serna, vice president for enrollment management at Whittier College; and Laura Szabo-Kubitz, California affordability program director at The Institute for College Access and Success, for a discussion regarding the current state of higher education. This conversation aired on KQED Public Radio’s program FORUM and can be streamed online here.

We hope you’ll give it a listen–and would love to hear your thoughts.

With thanks,
David, Kate, Kelly, and Todd