Projects of the BT2P Community

Bennington College Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Description:

The mission of the Bennington College Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) is to educate undergraduate students in public action and to work with students, thought-partners, and community stakeholders to engage urgent social, political, and environmental problems. CAPA is also a space for pedagogical experimentation and the development of new curricular platforms suited to grappling with significant public problems.  A Program Development Grant from Bringing Theory to Practice enabled the College to plan CAPA’s programming and growth, with special emphasis on the development of a year-long course to immerse first-year students in the urgent challenges framing the CAPA curriculum and equip them with the capacities required to effectively address these challenges.

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Institution(s):

Bennington College

Institutional Type:

  • 4-year liberal arts college

Theme(s):

  • Civic and community engagement
  • First-year experiences
  • Curricular innovation
  • Program design

State(s):

Vermont