The Jack Miller Center conducts a series of national programs to support the efforts of our faculty partners and bring a wide spectrum of valuable resources to their work.
Our national programs reach beyond campus borders, offering opportunities for professors from around the country to meet and collaborate, and providing resources for curriculum and program enhancement, channels for publication and support to advance their careers.
One way the Jack Miller Center grows and supports its national network of professors and educators is through targeted regional efforts.
Working with local faculty and donors in a particular region of the country, we are able to solidify our partnerships with faculty, offer occasions for local faculty to work together, identify the unique needs of particular regions of the country, and set the stage for new curriculum development.
Our foremost regional effort is JMC’s Chicago Initiative. Launched in 2009, the initiative includes ten institutions and more than 100 professors dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. The Chicago Initiative has paved the way for a series of burgeoning programs in Northeast and Midwest and is our model for expansion to other areas of the country.
The Jack Miller Center supports the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. These centers provide a hub for new course offerings, student and faculty events, student fellowships and activities, community outreach efforts and more. Programs we support have included: