The Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning began in 2005, supported by a grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project, awarded to a group of Georgetown faculty and student affairs staff. This group was interested in exploring — and making explicit — connections between students' academic studies and their broader life experiences, especially in the areas of well-being, flourishing, and mental health. Implementing the innovative curriculum infusion approach, the Project took hold at Georgetown.
After the first few years with BTtoP grant support, the Project was endowed through a generous gift from the Charles Engelhard Foundation in 2012. Today, the Engelhard Project has worked with 100+ faculty and 50+ campus resource professionals on over 500 courses, with a combined student enrollment of over 19,200. The Engelhard Project is grateful for the support over the years from BTtoP and its co-founder, Sally Engelhard Pingree, as well as the support the project has received from additional donors and the University.
Currently, the Engelhard Project supports curricular infusion work in courses across the University, and has expanded to include two grants programs and a faculty conversation series on teaching. The Project continues to think innovatively at the intersections of well-being, teaching, and learning-- and we look forward to exploring these spaces alongside our faculty and staff partners across the university.