Auburn University Schedules Second Annual Academy for Civic Professionalism

  • January 13th, 2014
  • in News

AUBURN — Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, in conjunction with its Community and Civic Engagements Initiative, has announced its second annual Academy for Civic Professionalism, to be held May 11–14, 2014 in the Auburn Arena, 250 Beard-Eaves Court.

This event includes workshops, sessions directed by AU engaged scholars, and site visits. Keynote speakers are Harry Boyte, senior fellow in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota; Julie Hatcher, executive director of the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and Lorraine McIlrath, director of the Community Knowledge Institute at the National University of Ireland.

The academy is designed for academics and others in the arts, humanities and social sciences interested in civic professionalism and its incorporation into research, teaching and practice.

Among the academy’s purposes are: promoting civic professionalism; encouraging faculty to rethink teaching strategies with a focus on civic professionalism; to develop an emphasis on ethics and responsibility as they pertain to knowledge and application; to provide resources and support for engaged faculty.

Cost is $1,950 per person and includes instructional materials, on-site faculty coaching, access to planning tools and resources, a half-day site visit to a community partner, a reception to network with K-12 teachers and community leaders, and breakfast and lunch each day.

The ACA is limited to 25 participants. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014. Submissions should include the application form, CV, statement of interest, copy of syllabus and letter of support. Submit applications to

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, associate dean for Educational Affairs, at or 334-844-2890.