Imagining America fosters partnerships between campus and community that plan and carry out creative work and scholarship.

Among the activities Imagining America promotes are

  • Intellectual work that produces a public good;
  • Artistic, critical, and historical work that contributes to public debates;
  • Efforts to expand the place of public scholarship in higher education itself, including the development of new programs and research on the successes of such efforts.
  • Reforms in tenure and promotion policy to encompass the contributions made through new forms of public scholarship.