University Beyond Bars is a member of Transformative Education Behind Bars (TEBB), a consortium of college and university educators and nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to develop and support higher education programs for prisoners.
Sponsored by the University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities, TEBB aims to:
- create a community of researchers to assess prison-based education efforts from a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives
- develop effective higher education curricula and program assessment tools for the general prison population with the integral participation of the students themselves
- disseminate model curricula and program tools
- augment the public discussion on our criminal justice system to include alternatives that incorporate formal education programs
To join TEBB or receive notice of their upcoming activities, visit TEBB listserv
TEBB hosted national prison conference at Univeristy of Washington in 2011
Transformative Education Behind Bars (TEBB) hosted a national conference for higher education prison programs in 2011 at the University of Washington Seattle campus. This conference brought together leaders of prison education programs across the country for a weekend of information sharing and discussion about the successes and challenges of running prison higher education programs. The conference will began with a visit to the UBB program at Washington State Reformatory, where conference guests learned about the UBB model and participated in a panel discussion with UBB’s Prisoners Advisory Committee. The remainder of the conference included developing models for program assessment, meeting funding demands, and impacting public opinion and policy.
Transformative Education Behind Bars is an initiative organized by Gillian Harkins, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, and English instructor, University Beyond Bars. Contact Gillian at email@example.com or visit the website.