SAIC Wins Grant to Support Student Well-Being
On January 14 SAIC and 27 higher education institutions received a combined $700,000 to fund a collaborative initiative centered on engaged learning and student well-being. The support comes from Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP), an independent project sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation and the S. Engelhard Center and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Grant recipients “will form a collaborative learning community working together to gain greater understanding and advance practices and policies that better reflect the transformative promise of higher education for students.” Campus projects will occur between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and will be featured in a publication from BTtoP to be widely disseminated in late 2014. In 2013, SAIC received the JedCampus Seal in recognition of its comprehensive on-campus mental health programming. NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education also named SAIC a lead institution in civic engagement.