Civic Professionalism

A Pathway to Practical Wisdom for the Liberal Arts

From the resource published by Imagining America:

“Major topics addressed include civic professionalism as a framing concept for civically engaged work in the liberal arts; civic professional identities for faculty members; the relationship between civic professionalism and student learning outcomes; and institutional structures that support civic professionalism as an orientation towards work, learning and democratic citizenship.

The paper concludes with an exploration of how civic professionalism can contribute to two emerging emphases in liberal arts education, entrepreneurship and preparation for employment.”

You can access the resource here.


Koritz, A., Schadewald, P., & Hubert, H. (2016). Civic professionalism: A pathway to practical wisdom for the liberal arts (White paper). Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

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