About the Board
The mission of the Reacting Consortium is to promote imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and student learning in higher education through the development and dissemination of Reacting to the Past role playing games.
The Board of the Reacting Consortium is made up of experienced faculty and administrators, and two student alumni members. Together, they determine matters of policy and make recommendations on the annual budget, game development and publication, communications, external funding, and strategic planning.
The Reacting Consortium develops Reacting to the Past (RTTP) role playing games to inform and transform student learning in American higher education. These games effectively support the achievement of critical thinking, historical and intercultural knowledge, empathy, leadership, integrative learning, effective communication skills, and intellectual curiosity among students. They promote innovative teaching by faculty and administrators of higher education.
The Consortium develops Reacting to the Past (RTTP) games for publication through a partnership with an established publisher. It provides faculty with opportunities to learn the highly interactive RTTP pedagogy and to join a community of practice in the support of undergraduate teaching and learning. It provides institutions with effective programs of faculty development and with tools for innovation in curriculum design to encourage advanced accomplishment across both disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs.
REACTING CONSORTIUM BOARD
- Mark Carnes - President
- Jennifer Worth - Vice President
- Steve Harris - Secretary-Treasurer
- Ben Alpers - University of Oklahoma
- Jonathan Earle - Louisiana State University
- Ethan Fredrick (Alumni Member)
- Gretchen Galbraith - SUNY-Potsdam (Chair)
- Paula Lazrus - St. John's University
- John Lucaites - Indiana University - Bloomington
- Kelly McFall - Newman University
- Verdis Robinson - Campus Compact
- Judith Shapiro - The Teagle Foundation (emerita) (Vice Chair)
- Mary Jane Treacy - Simmons College (emerita)
- Beth Wightman - California State University-Northridge
- Emily Wilbourne (Alumni Member)
- Chair: Gretchen Galbraith
Membership & Outreach Committee
Chair: Paula Lazrus
Governance & Nominations Committee
Chair: John Lucaites
Diversity and Accessibility Committee
Chair: Verdis Robinson
Chair: Jace Weaver
Chair: Nick Proctor
Please note that our committees are comprised of both Reacting Consortium Board members and non-board members of our community. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the committee chair for more information.
The Reacting Consortium Board is comprised of affiliated faculty with experience in game or course development or administrators drawn from member institutions. Each new board member is elected to a three-year term by a majority vote of the current board. The members of the board will hold three-year staggered appointments and may be re-elected once for a total of two terms. A member who has achieved the term limit must wait at least two years before being eligible for nomination to the board again.
Each board member is expected to attend the board meeting at the Annual Institute at Barnard College (planned yearly for early June) as well as to participate in both quarterly teleconference calls for the entire Board, and smaller electronic committee meetings that take place throughout the year.