For Immediate Release

David Tritelli
Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs
202-884-0812 (office)
Caitlin Salins
Project Coordinator, Bringing Theory to Practice

Bringing Theory to Practice Releases New Book on Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education's Greater Purposes

BTtoP's Latest Volume Features Original Essays from Recognized Scholars, Examines Higher Education’s Relationship to Students’ Well-Being both in Theory and in Realized Campus Practices

Aug 15, 2016

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Washington, DC—The Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP) is pleased to announce the release of a new publication funded with the support of the Endeavor Foundation: Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes.

“Well-being and higher education are connected, and those connections matter. They matter for the individual lives of students and those who teach; they matter for the institution; they matter for the promise of a democratic civic society; and they matter for whether or not the unique and full promise of higher education—its greater purposes—can be advanced and realized,” notes Don Harward, BTtoP Director and editor of the volume.

The thirty-five original essays and provocations by some of the utmost respected voices both within and beyond the academy present in this volume both theoretical underpinnings and practical expressions of these connections of well-being to the work and to the identity of what it means to be a college campus.

The volume provides the most thorough discussion of well-being in the context of higher education currently available. Essays range from examining what well-being means, both in the hedonic and eudaimonic traditions, to how well-being is linked to the core purposes of an institution of higher education, to how campuses can facilitate and manifest this connection in realized ways—for the better of the students and the better of the world into which we expect them to thrive and shape.

Bringing Theory to Practice has also published: a set of five monographs, which together, make up the Civic Series (2014), and seek to invigorate the intellectual climate and promote public discussion in addressing the civic mission of higher education; and Transforming Undergraduate Education (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012) which discusses the importance of creating and sustaining undergraduate cultures for engaged learning and discovery.

For more information on Well-Being and Higher Education, including a Table of Contents and an excerpt, visit:

To purchase the volume as a print hard copy or eBook (PDF), please visit

About the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

Bringing Theory to Practice is an independent project sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York City and the S. Engelhard Center and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Information about the Bringing Theory to Practice Project can be found at

About The S. Engelhard Center

The S. Engelhard Center is a 501c3 non-profit, public charitable foundation.  Its mission is expressed through its support of projects and initiatives that affect greater and sustained commitments by educational institutions at all levels to provide effective means of addressing the intellectual, emotional, and civic development of today's students in preparation for claiming their positive future.

About AAC&U

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,350 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size. Information about AAC&U membership, programs, and publications can be found at