2013 Reacting Consortium Board: Call for Nominations

We invite applications or nominations for membership to the Board of the Reacting Consortium. The Consortium’s mission is to promote imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and student learning in higher education. It does this by developing and publishing the Reacting to the Past series of role playing games intended for undergraduates, as well as by providing programs for faculty development and curricular change.  Further information on the consortium’s mission can be found in here.

The Reacting Consortium is governed by an independent board drawn from faculty and administrators across the RTTP network. Board nominees from membership institutions will be given preference;  If you are interested in exploring the benefits of institutional membership, please contact Dana Johnson, RC Administrative Director, at djohnson@barnard.edu.  Functioning as an independent organization in governance and programming, the Consortium is housed at Barnard College, which supports the RTTP administrative operation.  A list of current board members can be found here.
The RC Board will fill four positions in June 2013. Membership is for a three-year term. Meetings are held annually at the Institute convened at Barnard College each June and conducts other business through electronic communication throughout the year.

We have continued the exciting work of developing the Consortium that started at the annual meeting last June. Our Editorial Board, chaired by Nick Proctor of Simpson College, has identified a game development process and is assigning mentors to new game designers. Our Outreach Committee, chaired by Tony Crider of Elon University, has launched a new web-site and continues to develop its capabilities. In addition, Reacting is completing a final contract with its new publisher, W. W. Norton, who will become our partner in developing new games and redesigning existing games, enhancing support materials and our web presence, and marketing the games. The RC is currently welcoming institutions as founding members of the Consortium and will find ways to expand membership and resources in the coming years. We are interested in individuals with diverse sets of teaching and/or administrative talents to help guide the Consortium and advise RTTP staff in four primary areas:

  • Implementing our game development process in collaboration with our new publisher to determine games that can achieve the official Reacting to the Past designation and shepherd them in development through the testing, revision and publication process;
  • Providing faculty development support and advice on teaching using RTTP;
  • Working to develop membership and disseminating knowledge about RTTP pedagogy through dedicated conferences, on-campus workshops, electronic media, and sessions at academic and professional association meetings; and
  • Identifying potential revenue streams, including the development of grant proposals and institutional support mechanisms for RTTP activities.

Nominations should be submitted via email to reactingboard@barnard.edu by May 15, 2013 and consist of:

  1. Statement that summarizes the candidate’s experience with RTTP, including any activities or special skills relevant to the organizational areas outlined above;
  2. Candidate's contact information or, for self-nominations, a brief vita (not to exceed two pages).

Questions can also be addressed directly to Dr. John Burney, current Chair of the Board (john.burney@doane.edu,) or Dana Johnson, Administrative Manager of the RTTP project (djohnson@barnard.edu.)