campus partner(s)

Imagining America






Faculty Work and Student Learning in the 21st Century

award date


project director

Timothy Eatman

Syracuse University

Grant Summary

$150,000 over 23 months to support Imagining America, a national consortium of over ninety colleges, universities and affiliated organizations with a mission to support "humanities, arts and design in the advancement of scholarly and creative work that contributes to the public good." With the support of a Teagle planning grant and building on past work, Imagining America developed a project entirely aligned with this central mission: to foster in both faculty and students a commitment to bringing the formal academic training that we all identify as the primary mission of colleges and universities into the "real world," and of doing so in a way that serves the public good. Moving from the planning to the implementation phase of this project, a subset of six Imagining America members - Auburn University, Drew University, Macalester College, Millsaps College, Syracuse University, the University of Miami - will implement programs that make "civic professionalism" a reality on their campuses.