campus partner(s)

Imagining America






Faculty Work and Student Learning in the 21st Century

award date


project director

Timothy Eatman

Syracuse University

Grant Summary

$15,000 over 6 months to explore the potential of "civic professionalism" - understood as a bridging of civic and professional life, of practical and intellectual learning - for strengthening teaching and learning in the arts and humanities. A central goal of the planning process is to develop models for such work that will focus on the ways in which faculty organize their research, teaching, as well as wider civic and professional commitments. Such models may include: (1) new ways of helping faculty members engage in public concerns while receiving credit and support for that participation and (2) new structures for helping faculty develop coordinated courses driven by social issues rather than discipline-based curricula.