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1 Artists and Scholars in Public Life Syracuse University, New York

2 Vision: Publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and other community members working with institutions of higher education to enrich civic life for all. Mission: Imagining America advances knowledge and creativity through publicly engaged scholarship that draws on humanities, arts, and design. We catalyze change in campus practices, structures, and policies that enables publicly engaged artists and scholars to thrive and contribute to community action and revitalization. About IA

3 Historical Context Campus Compact founded in 1985 Boyer’s 1990 book, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, and 1996 article, “The Scholarship of Engagement” In 1999, Kellogg Commission proposes a reinterpretation of the core missions of higher education IA founded at 1999 White House Millennium Council meeting

4 What is public scholarship and practice? Publicly engaged academic work is scholarly or creative activity integral to a faculty member’s academic area. It encompasses different forms of making knowledge about, for, and with diverse publics and communities. Through a coherent, purposeful sequence of activities, it contributes to the public good and yields artifacts of public and intellectual value.

5 Arts Humanities Design Environment and Climate Change Incarceration Health Rural Development K-12 education Institutional Change International Engagement Graduate Education Faculty Rewards Undergraduate Education Integrated Assessment Urban Development Democracy & Citizenship Full Participation

6 National Conferences, Regional Meetings, & Site Visits New Orleans, 2009 Seattle, 2010 Milwaukee, 2011

7 2012 National Conference Dates: October 5-7, 2012 Location: New York City, NY, co-hosted by New York University, The New School, Columbia University, and Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Themes: Full, Equitable Partnerships Linking Diversity and Engagement Arts, Culture, and Community and Economic Development More info: Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners?

8 2012 National Conference PAGE Fellows The Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) program provides meaningful opportunities for graduate students to convene, share work, and re- think the possibilities of their graduate education. Each year, IA sponsors graduate students from member institutions to participate as Fellows at the annual conference.

9 Campus Organizing Starting an IA Chapter See the effort as an opportunity to create a tighter “network of engagement” among campus and community partners. Seek allies who can share projects and resources. Different centers and departments contribute funds and staff time. The effort is branded as an “IA Chapter.” The chapter develops the campus work plan and advocates for it with the administration. The chapter coordinates proposals for presentations at the national IA meeting.

10 Campus Organizing Mapping the Terrain Cultures and Communities Program Age & Community Center Hmong American Studies Engaged Students Center for 21st Century Studies Institute for Service Learning Community- University Partnership Grants Affiliated Faculty

11 Campus Organizing Internal Communications C & C Age & Community Center Hmong American Studies Engaged Students Center for 21st Century Studies Institute for Service Learning Community -University Partnership Grants Affiliated Faculty Dedicated Page on IA’s Website IA Steering Committee PAGE Fellowship Conference as Opportunity IA Blog Regional Meetings & Campus Visits

12 Map Campus Organizing Plugging in Nationally Get Started with Attached PPT Guide

13 Timothy Eatman, Co-Director Scott Peters, Co-Director Kevin Bott, Associate Director Robin Higgins, Assistant Director Jamie Haft, Communications Manager Jeremy Lane, Administrative Specialist Adam Bush, National PAGE Director Wendy Nastasi, CNY PAGE Director Jan Cohen-Cruz, Editor, Public: A Journal of Imagining America Questions? Contact us. 203 Tolley Building Syracuse University Syracuse, NY


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