Put Yourself on the Map: One Hour to Build Your IA Presence

By Kevin Bott, Imagining America Associate Director

Spring break is just around the corner, and it takes less than an hour to build your institution’s Imagining America web profile using our new interactive map. IA’s new website gets thousands of hits each month. By populating your institution’s map page, users will be able to find your engagement programs and initiatives by institutional type, by discipline, or by issue and theme.

Every IA member has a unique username and password to access their map marker page. By dragging and dropping relevant “tags,” and copying and pasting URL links, each institution can feature up to 100 items related to engaged scholarship at any time.  These can include curricula and courses, units and departments, projects and programs, and campus-wide initiatives. The map provides professional peers, prospective students, potential funders, and community members an immediate and comprehensive overview of your institution’s commitment to engagement.

Getting started is as easy as getting in touch with Jeremy Lane (jlane01@syr.edu) and obtaining your username and password. Take a look at the step-by-step guide and see just how quick and simple it is to “put yourself on the map!”


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