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7 AASCU Campuses Awarded BTtoP Campus Dialogue Grants

Congratulations to the seven AASCU campuses that received one of 31 Campus Dialogue Grants for Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes from Bringing Theory to Practice! The seven campuses include:

  • California State University Chico
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Humboldt State University (Calif.)
  • Rowan University (N.J.)
  • SUNY Buffalo State College (N.Y.)
  • University of Houston Downtown (Texas)
  • University of Washington Bothell

According to the BTtoP website:

Under the 2017-2018 RFP, campus dialogue grants of up to $5,000 for a single institution were offered to provide support for one-year projects based around thematically integrated gatherings or dialogues involving a core group of diverse campus constituents. The 31 awarded grants, chosen from a meritorious group of over 230 proposals, will provide support for one-year projects (calendar year 2017) based around a set of thematically integrated gatherings or “dialogues” involving a core group of diverse campus constituents. Including required matching funds, the dedicated amount for these projects totals over $450,000. BTtoP’s support for these projects was made possible through the Endeavor Foundation of New York City.

While the designs of the proposed dialogues and the rosters of intended dialogue participants reflect each institution’s unique campus culture and attentiveness to current issues, ultimately these projects will facilitate the greater purposes of higher education: learning and discovery, well-being, civic engagement, and preparation for living meaningfully in the world. BTtoP’s hope is that these dialogues will lead to a change in the narrative around higher education from one that views a college education primarily as a pathway to a better job to one that views higher education as a pathway to a better life.

For their formal grant reporting requirement, awarded Campus Dialogue grantees will be invited and expected to participate as authors on a campus dialogue grant WordPress site: https://bttopcampusdialoguegrants.wordpress.com/. Through the WordPress site, BTtoP hopes to encourage a forum for building a transparent and collaborative community of practice, as well as foster relationships among grantees.

You’ll find the full story here: BTtoP Awards 31 Campus Dialogue Grants for Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes

Professional Development Opportunity: Deliberative Dialogue “Train the Trainer” Workshop

Deliberative Dialogues “Train the Trainer” Workshop

ADP/TDC’s Economic Inequality Initiative is proud to announce a special professional development opportunity for participants interested in training in moderating deliberative dialogues. We will be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue “Train the Trainer” Workshop at Keene State College (N.H.) on Friday, October 28th. Kara Lindaman of Winona State University (Minn.)and John Theis of Lone Star College (Texas) will conduct the training from 9 am to 4 pm on the Keene State Campus. The workshop will provide moderator training for deliberative dialogues and attendees will learn how to train moderators as well.

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Interested parties should contact Kimberly Schmidl-Gagne, kgagne@keene.edu, at Keene State College for more information and opportunities for assistance.

Two Not-to-Miss Webinars on Wed. 9/21

Reminder | Don’t miss our latest Engage the Election webinar!

ADP/TDC 2016 Engage the Election initiative Webinar #9
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Webinar

As part of our ADP/TDC 2016 Engage the Election initiative, we’re partnering with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to bring you a webinar focused on this national, nonpartisan initiative focused on recognizing campuses that are increasing democratic engagement and student voting. Over 45 ADP and 12 TDC campuses are already signed up — this webinar is for campuses considering participating as well as campuses that are already ALL IN and want to know more about next steps. We hope you join us!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Register for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7965718028611152898


Recently Announced | NASPA/Campus Vote Project Dialogue & Deliberation Live Briefing

The live briefing is in partnership with National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) and they will be discussing what a deliberative forum is, tips for planning and moderating a deliberative forum, and how to get more information and resources for deliberations.

Live Briefing on Dialogue and Deliberation
Wednesday, September 21st at 11am ET
RSVP here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7273961387859982084

 

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