Reacting Advisory Board: Call for Nominations (Deadline: June 5, 2011)

We invite applications or nominations for membership on the “Reacting to the Past” Advisory Board (RAB). The RAB will fill four new positions this summer, as we replace two members who are retiring and also expand the Board. 
The RAB is responsible for the intellectual content and the dissemination of the RTTP program.  The RAB operates in conjunction with Barnard College, which houses and supports the RTTP administrative operation.
The coming months are pivotal to the program for several reasons.  With support from the Spencer Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of NY, RTTP staff have recently initiated a formal strategic planning process that will guide the future development of the program.  Issues of governance will figure prominently in this work.
We are seeking a diverse set of talents on the Board to help advise RTTP staff in four primary areas:

  • Reviewing game proposals, determining games that can achieve the official “Reacting to the Past” designation, and shepherding games in development through the testing, revision and publication process;
  • Providing faculty development support and advice on teaching using RTTP;
  • Disseminating knowledge about RTTP pedagogy through dedicated conferences, 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. 

Membership is for a three year term. The RAB meets annually at the institute held at Barnard College each June, and conducts other business through electronic communication throughout the year.
Nominations can be submitted via email to by June 5, 2011.  Nominations should consist of (1) a statement that summarizes the candidate’s experience with RTTP, including any activities or special skills relevant to the organizational areas outlined above; and (2) contact information for the candidate or, for self nominations, a brief vita (no more than 2 pages).
Questions can also be addressed to John Burney,, current chair of the board.

Click here to view the list of board members.