Better Together Learning Community

Join the Better Together BU Learning Community on Canvas!

When you join the Associates and Fellows program you will gain access to valuable resources and video modules that can be used for teaching, training, and research

Email Josh or Sharyl for access to our Canvas site

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associates

  • Meet with Josh and Sharyl to discuss cultural and religious humility training
  • Regularly attend Neighbor Nights
  • Read brief article by Eboo Patel: Religious Diversity and Cooperation on Campus
  • Commit to one of the following each year
    • Attend multiple Better Together BU events or trainings throughout the year
    • Organize your own Better Together event on campus or in the Waco community in partnership with student organization, residence hall, or campus group

Staff Associates

  • Incorporate tenets of Cultural and Religious Humility and Principles of Inter(active)-faith Engagement into your events and programs
  • Read brief article by Eboo Patel: Religious Diversity and Cooperation on Campus
  • Actively include civic and religious/interfaith literacy skills as part of the goals and outcomes for your events or programs – use these Resources!
    • Example: “As a result of this experience, students will be able to articulate a story of positive interaction with someone of a different religious/philosophical community.”
  • Consult with Sharyl and Josh (as needed) when incorporating these concepts and ideas into your events and programs
  • Submit an informal Evaluation Report describing the results of one of your programs in which you attempted to incorporate these concepts and principles

Faculty Associates

  • Incorporate tenets of Cultural and Religious Humility and Principles of Inter(active)-faith Engagement into your classroom
  • Please use our “Interfaith Pedagogy/Research” page as a resource
  • Actively teach civic and religious/interfaith literacy skills in the classroom and include one interfaith learning outcome in your syllabus.
    • Example: “As a result of this course, students will be able to articulate a story of positive interaction with someone of a different religious/philosophical community.”
    • Example: “Ethical integration of faith and practice.”
  • Submit an informal Evaluation Report describing the results of one of your programs in which you attempted to incorporate these concepts and principles
  • Consult with Sharyl and Josh (as needed) when incorporating these concepts and ideas into your classes

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Fellows

  • Serve as a mentor for Student Associates
  • Read brief article by Eboo Patel: Religious Diversity and Cooperation on Campus
  • Aid in implementing religious/interfaith literacy principles on campus and/or in the community
  • Actively engage in research regarding religious/interfaith literacy
  • Meet with Josh and Sharyl or a Faculty Fellow to discuss your ongoing research
  • Please use our “Interfaith Pedagogy/Research” page as a resource

Faculty Fellows

  • Serve on Better Together BU Advisory Board
  • Aid in implementing inter(active)-faith events and programs on campus and/or in the community and collect data from those events for research
  • Actively engage in research regarding models of civic and interfaith engagement, religious/interfaith literacy, and/or civic literacy related to religious identity
  • Please use our “Interfaith Pedagogy/Research” page as a resource