Congratulations to College of Canyons, a member institution of The Democracy Commitment who has received one of the 31 Campus Dialogue Grants for Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes from Bringing Theory to Practice!
According to the BTtoP website, 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.
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. 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, College of the Canyons will be invited and expected to participate as an author 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.
Congratulations, College of the Canyons!! TDC will continue to seek out grant opportunities and support the efforts of all of our community colleges, now more than ever.
To learn more, visit http://www.bttop.org/grants-funding/campus-dialogue-grants.