News & Events

Watch this space for news, events, announcements, and opportunities from BT2P and others in higher education and beyond. If you want us to post news or announcements, please contact [email protected].


RFP: The Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are partnering to jointly sponsor Cornerstone: Learning for Living, a grant program to reinvigorate the role of the humanities in general education on campuses across the country. For further details, please see below for the Cornerstone: Learning for Living request for proposals and toolkit and join the upcoming institute in October on adapting the Cornerstone program model in your campus setting. Concept papers for the first round of planning and implementation awards must be submitted by December 1, 2020. 

Resource: The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University has released Election Imperatives 2020: A Time of Physical Distancing and Social Action. EI 2020 is meant to be read and used alongside Election Imperatives 2.0.

Job Opening: Hamilton College seeks three motivated professional advisors to join a creative and dynamic team in launching the ALEX initiative (Advise, Learn, Experience). ALEX supports the College’s mission by encouraging students to participate in their communities, adapt to change, and skillfully discern, articulate, and pursue their purpose. Learn more and apply.

Job Opening: The Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University is excited to begin the search for the Stark Family Director / Associate Dean of the College for Engaged Scholarship. As a hub for community and civic engagement, the Swearer Center is at an important intersection where students, faculty, staff, and community partners connect. Drawing on Brown’s historic commitment to social justice and collaborative community partnerships, the Director/Executive Director leads University efforts to integrate teaching, learning, and practice in order to advance scholarship and to produce a public benefit. Learn more and apply.

Job Opening: Trinity College is seeking a Liberal Arts Action Lab Director and Lecturer in Urban Studies. The Action Lab applies liberal arts skills to addressing community-defined projects while offering students a unique, two-course experiential learning opportunity. The successful candidate will serve as the Lab’s lead instructor, recruit community projects and student/faculty teams, and shape the Lab’s broader approach and vision. The LAAL Director reports to the Director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research and serves as a lecturer in the Urban Studies Program. Trinity is seeking a candidate with knowledge of and enthusiasm for quantitative and qualitative research methods from across liberal arts disciplines; expertise in urban research; a commitment to civic engagement; a proven record of teaching; and an ability to facilitate team-building and inclusion in diverse groups. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2021. They especially welcome applications from women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. The candidate would join an institution with enthusiasm and resources for community-engaged teaching and research, and a commitment to our home city of Hartford. Applications are due November 6, 2020, and the full position is posted here:

Invitation: The Bonner Foundation has been working closely with Scott Myers-Lipton, professor at San Jose State University, to offer a series of training and support resources designed to grow the number of faculty and staff who integrate social action into an academic course or a co-curricular fellowship program. They invite applicants to join the 2020-21 Social Action Course Development Program. What distinguishes this approach to teaching social action is that students learn and put into practice the skills of social action by launching a campaign during the semester the course is being taught. This program will bring together faculty and staff for a structured training and professional learning community led by Scott Myers-Lipton who teaches at San Jose State University. This course development program will feature monthly Zoom workshops from late October to early May during the 2020-21 school year. We will also use the Bonner Learning Community platform for sharing materials and online discussions and feedback.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to these questions in an email to [email protected] and [email protected]:

  • What interests you about participating in this course development program?
  • Have you taught social action before? If so, please describe. If not, have you had any experiences that will help you in teaching it?



Hacking the University: Reckoning with Racial Equity, Climate Justice and Global Warming | Oct 15-17 2020 | Held Virtually

How can we hack ‘business as usual’ for our campuses and communities to face our current crises better and together? Join the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University for a series of virtual sessions grappling with global warming, including the critical matters of racial equity and climate justice.

A Collective Creative Engagement hosted by Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life | October 5 – 30, 2020 | Held Virtually

A month long web-based experience, with live-streamed weekly plenary events, dialogues, performances and presentations. Throughout the month, Imagining America will showcase creative responses from artists, academics and activists around the world to their Call for Creative Responses: Through Tumultuous Times: Reimagining and Rebuilding ‘America’.

Ashoka U is hosting a 2-part virtual series for educators and leaders in higher education seeking to harness the power of changemaking in the classroom and across campus. Join as they explore the mindsets and skills for leading institutional change on Oct. 7 and changemaker education on Oct. 28. This series is made possible by Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Learn more and register here.

Global Learning | October 8 – 10, 2020 | Held Virtually

The AAC&U Conference on Global Learning explores practical and theoretical approaches to global learning at the course, departmental, and institutional levels. This conference includes opportunities to examine tactics and strategies that make global learning experiences more inclusive.

Transforming STEM Higher Education | November 5 – 7, 2020 | Held Virtually

The AAC&U Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education questions and examines the entire range of contemporary challenges to—and opportunities for—STEM higher education reform. This conference focuses on advancing undergraduate STEM education reform that brings diverse perspectives and world-views to bear on levers of change.