The Reacting Consortium is a nonprofit consortium of institutions and individual instructors united under the common belief imagination, inquiry, and engagement are essential features of teaching and learning. Read more about the history and mission of the Reacting Consortium here.
There are many reasons to become a Reacting Consortium member, including the benefits listed below. Moreover, your membership helps sustain and advance Reacting as a pedagogy. It helps us maintain the standards of exhaustive review of games-in-development (did you know that published games have gone through at least 3 separate rounds of editorial review and revision?). It allows us to run conferences, apply for grants, and to answer hundreds of questions from faculty each semester.
Institutional Membership is held in the name of a college or university, and the benefits of institutional membership apply to the entire staff and faculty of the institution. Institutional membership is intended to support schools as they integrate and expand their use of Reacting to the Past and engaged pedagogies.
The person who registers for the institutional membership will be the point person (or 'bundle administrator') for the institutional membership by default. Any 'bundle administrator' can add other faculty and staff to the institutional membership, to ensure that they enjoy the benefits of membership. You can change the bundle administrator at any time. Either from your account profile page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Membership is designed to support educators using Reacting to the Past on their campus, & for those who wish to help advance the mission of the Reacting Consortium. The benefits of individual membership apply only to the named registrant. Annual individual membership runs for 12 months from registration. We also offer 5-year and lifetime individual memberships.
As part of our commitment to equity, we are proud to offer a sliding fee scale for individual membership to enable all interested instructors to join.
|Current Annual Income||Membership Rate|
|A - Over $100,000||$150|
|B - $75,000 - $100,000||$100|
|C - $50,000 - $75,000||$75|
|D - $25,000 - $50,000||$50|
|E - Under $25,000||$25|
"We renewed our Consortium membership [because] a number of our History department faculty are now using Reacting, and our Arts and Letters Dean is also interested in the pedagogy. In History, we see it as offering potential to reinvigorate our gen ed classes and to use high impact learning practices in classes of all levels."
"The main reason I renewed is because I regularly use published and unpublished games in my courses—in fact this is my 15th year doing so! I also appreciate the scaled membership fees."
-- Individual Member
"We renewed our membership because we have a modest but growing and active group of Reacting faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates we continue to foster. We also renewed to have access to the resources and communities through the Reacting Consortium."