Promising Practices from AAC&U

Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility: Findings from a National Research Collaborative, a web-based publication from the Core Commitments project, is now available for download. Drawing on meetings of a distinguished group of educational researchers, Promising Practices highlights select national/multi-institutional data and major themes along five dimensions of personal and social responsibility. Importantly, the report also offers a set of evidence-based recommendations for improving campus practice in relation to educating students for personal and social responsibility. Learn more about this publication online.

Bringing Theory to Practice Project: Request for Proposals

First Deadline: June 15, 2012

The Bringing Theory to Practice Project’s 2012-2014 RFP is now available .

Proposals are requested for projects that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and proposals for how institutions can transform and sustain their priorities and practices.

The first deadline is June 15 for all categories of proposals. This is the only deadline for Demonstration Site Grants in the 2012-2014 grant period. Funding will first be available by July 15, 2012.

For mailed copies of the RFP, please send a request to Dylan Joyce with your name, institution, and institutional address; we will provide up to five hard copies per institution.

We look forward to reading your proposals for projects aligned with our joint purposes and priorities.

For more information, e-mail Dylan Joyce or Jennifer O’Brien in the Bringing Theory to Practice Project office, or call 202.884.0805.

The Bringing Theory to Practice Project
c/o Association of American Colleges and Universities
1818 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.884.0805

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A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future

Top of my reading pile (because I always have a pile of things I want to read!)… A Crucible Moment from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.

http://www.aacu.org/civic_learning/crucible/

A quick summary from the website…

A Crucible Moment calls on educators and public leaders to advance a 21st century vision of college learning for all students—a vision with civic learning and democratic engagement an expected part of every student’s college education. The report documents the nation’s anemic civic health and includes recommendations for action that address campus culture, general education, and civic inquiry as part of major and career fields as well as hands-on civic problem solving across differences. AAC&U thanks the Bringing Theory to Practice project and its supporters, the S. Engelhard Center, and the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, for funding the design, printing, and dissemination of this publication.