The Reacting Consortium is an alliance of colleges, universities, and individual faculty committed to using, developing, and publishing the Reacting to the Past series of role playing games for higher education and providing programs for faculty development and curricular change. Through the main program office at Barnard College, the Consortium provides programs for faculty development and curricular change, including a regular series of conferences and workshops, online instructor resources, and consulting services. For those interested in developing their own games, the Consortium also has an Editorial Board that provides guidance and oversight during the game development process from concept to official designation and publication.
Reacting to the Past was recognized as a model for excellent undergraduate pedagogy by the Hesbergh Award in 2004. Since then, many educators who have received pedagogical recognition and awards have cited Reacting as a key part of their success.
The Reacting Consortium was also awarded the Endeavor Grant, which gave select member institutions the funding and opportunity to explore the use of Reacting to the Past within an undergraduate curriculum revision.