What Have We Learned?
The institutions with which BT2P has worked make up a kind of distributed laboratory of educational innovation. What have we learned from their efforts? Our publications and newsletters offer part of the answer. Research colleagues and BT2P consultants have also documented, analyzed, and assessed the implications of projects we have supported and initiated. Here are links to some key resources.
We welcome suggestions of additional research based on BT2P-supported projects.
Collective Summaries and Assessments of BT2P Projects
- “BTtoP Scholarship of Reflection Project: Grant Analysis Report” (2012 report)
- Ashley Finley and Lynn E. Swaner, “The Scope of BTtoP Research: Design and Findings from the Demonstration Project” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Donald W. Harward, “Examining the Outcomes of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Richard Hersh, “Terms of Engagement” (Peer Review, 2007)
Research and Practice Findings Linked to BT2P Projects:
- Barry N. Checkoway, “Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health, and Civic Development: Can We Demonstrate the Relationship?” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Ashley Finley, “Well-Being: An Essential Outcome for Higher Education” (Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning, 2016)
- Ashley Finley, “Why Student Well-Being Is An Essential Part of High-Impact Practices and Inclusive Excellence” (2018 presentation)
- Ashley Finley and Shalom D. Staub, “Assessing the Impact of Engaged Learning Initiatives for First-Year Students” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Ronald J.O. Flores, Catherine Crosby-Currie, and Christine Zimmerman, “Engaged Pedagogies, Civic Development, and Student Well-Being within a Liberal Learning Context” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Joan B. Riley and Mindy McWilliams, “Engaged Learning Through Curriculum Infusion” (Peer Review, 2007)
- Lynn E. Swaner, “Linking Engaged Learning, Student Mental Health and Well-Being, and Civic Development: A Review of the Literature” (2005 report)
Narrative Case Studies
In 2014, Bringing Theory to Practice commissioned seven case studies, written by Sally Reed, of significant projects supported by BT2P. The narratives offer in-depth accounts of innovative work at a range of institutions on diverse themes central to our mission. Concise information about these projects is also available in the Projects Database.
- California State University, Chico, “Town Hall Meetings and Great Debates Lead to Public Sphere Pedagogy”
- Dickinson College, “Engaging Students with Targeted Learning Strategies”
- Georgetown University, “Infusing Academic Subjects with Health Education Educates the Whole Student”
- Kingsborough Community College and CUNY Graduate Center, “The Brooklyn Public Scholars Project”
- Lawrence University, “Making First-Year Programs Community Based”
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “A Residential College Program to Prepare Students for Life”
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “How a Certificate and a Deck of Cards Led to Civic Engagement”