|August 2, 2010||The Talloires Network E-Newsletter|
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About the Talloires Network
Innovations in Civic Participation and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University serve as the Secretariat of the Talloires Network.
Talloires Network Steering Committee
Lawrence S. Bacow, Chair
John J. DeGioia
Juan Ramón de la Fuente
Mónica Jiménez de la Jara
José Ignacio Moreno León
Update from the Chair: President Larry Bacow
Later this month, the Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS) – the Talloires Network’s partner in Latin America – will hold the 13th International Service-Learning Conference in Buenos Aires. This conference has become one of the most important annual gatherings in Latin America focused on expanding service learning. This year’s program will offer training to service-learning stakeholders, promote the exchange of ideas between service-learning practitioners, and strengthen peer networks in the region.
CLAYSS has demonstrated tremendous regional leadership. The Talloires Network will be represented at the Buenos Aires conference by two members of our Steering Committee – Mónica Jiménez de la Jara, who completed her service as Minister of Education in Chile earlier this year, and José Ignacio Moreno León, Rector of the of the Universidad Metropolitana en Caracas. There will also be a meeting organized specifically for Talloires Network members. The conference offers a tremendous opportunity to invigorate our membership in Latin America and for Network members to learn from each other. For more information, see the Upcoming Events section below. I look forward to our continued collaboration with CLAYSS and our Latin American members to promote civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education across the region.
The 2010 MacJannet Prize will be awarded at a ceremony on 15 September 2010 at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. The Talloires Network will fly two representatives from each of the eight winning programs to receive their awards in person at the Award Ceremony and participate in two days of workshops workshops. Learn about all of the Prize winners as well as the finalists at the MacJannet Prize website>>
The University of Stellenbosch has unveiled an ambitious plan to transform itself into a more relevant and practical institution. The decade-long plan known as the HOPE Project will cost around R1.75 billion. It aims to help the Western Cape’s poorer citizens by establishing outreach programs to take higher learning into rural and disadvantaged communities. Stellenbosch Rector Russel Botman said "Our vision for our country and continent is a future free from poverty, where the human dignity of all people is protected, where our social and ecological systems are healthy, and where peace, security and democracy are safeguarded. The HOPE Project puts into action the University’s commitment to play a role in working for such a country, such a continent, such a world." Learn more>>
Call for Papers – African Regional Conference on Community University Partnerships and Community Based Research. 25-26 March 2011, Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar, Senegal.
The Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in collaboration with the Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp) at the University of Brighton and the Sub-Saharan Africa Participatory Research Network are organizing a conference on Community University Partnerships. For more information on the conference and the call for papers, please go to the Cupp website>>
Gateways is a refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of community research and other forms of engagement. The Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp) at the University of Brighton is working with Gateways to publish a special edition of the journal edited by Angie Hart and Simon Northmore. This special edition will have the theme of ‘Sustaining Community – University Partnerships’ and will appear in Spring 2011. Submissions are requested by midnight Friday 15 October (BST). Full details are included in the call for papers>>
Launched in April by the Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS), this program promotes social engagement and service-learning practices. The program includes an 18-month program of in-person and distance teacher training, scholarships for participation in the 13th International Seminar on service-learning (to be held in Buenos Aires on 26-27 August 2010), and technical support for the institutionalization of programs. Thanks to the support received from private donors, CLAYSS can offer this program with a 50% reduction in costs to the member institutions of the Talloires Network and the Ibero-American Service-Learning Network. Requests to enroll in the program can be submitted by a single institution, or you can consider a joint application between several universities in the same city. Learn more at clayss.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free, semi-annually, online. With articles relating to the latest design and research pertinent to local communities, the articles in each issue provide the reader with timely information related to:
"How should higher education be responding to the challenges posed by national and regional development imperatives? Should higher education institutions fashion themselves into leading agents of social change, a role that would place them close to the heart of any country’s development agenda? Or should the focus be on economic development – including industrialisation that will add value to local raw materials and stimulate higher employment rates – and to finding a viable niche in the global economy? Or is there ‘a strong need for the re-establishment of the African university as a site for the fostering of civic identities and democratic values’?" These are some of the issues addressed in this SARUA publication. Read more>>
XIII International Service-Learning Conference. Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires. 23-27 August 2010.
Organized by the Latin American Center for Service Learning (CLAYSS), this conference has become one of the most important annual gatherings in Latin America for experts and institutions promoting service learning. Its main goals are to:
Service-learning leaders from Latin America, the US, and Europe will be participating in the Conference. Learn more>>
2nd University Social Responsibility International Conference 2010: Embracing New Economy with Community-based Social Innovations. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5-6 October 2010.
The conference will provide a platform for those who are interested to share and exchange ideas on social responsibility related issues. It hopes to develop and strengthen relationship in view of building a strong network and fostering continuous future collaboration among participants. Organisations such as institutions of higher learning, corporate bodies, government agencies and NGO(s) are invited to take part in this international conference. In general, this conference welcomes paper presentations, poster presentations and exhibitions emphasising on social responsibility programme development from various aspects including those on entrepreneurship, sustainability, green technology, poverty, culture and education. Learn more>>
10th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, "International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research." Indianapolis, Indiana (USA). October 28-31, 2010.
Co-sponsored by the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement, the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI, and Indiana Campus Compact, this conference is targeted to those interested in research on service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and civic outcomes of education. Presenters will include faculty and administrators in higher education, educators in K-12, and scholars and practitioners in educational policy and community development. Scholars and attendees from outside of the United States are encouraged to attend and present to advance mutual understanding of this work from multiple perspectives. Learn more>>
SLS is rooted in PSU’s commitment to community outreach and engagement. SLS provides students with opportunities to significantly address issues in the surrounding communities while simultaneously preparing future civic leaders. Through this program, 25 students make a commitment to serve ten hours a week during the academic year at a local organization where they provide direct service to address community needs. Students act as liaisons between the university and the community, connecting institutional resources to partner organizations in an effort to build their capacity. Since 1999, over 6,000 SLS volunteers have provided 82,000 hours of service, to 88 projects to the Portland community. Over 125 faculty and staff have also participated in SLS programming. In recent years, SLS has diversified its activities to include global projects at the American University in Cairo and the University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Visit the SLS profile>>
As interest in community-based participatory research (CBPR) grows, there is a growing need and demand for educational resources that help build the knowledge and skills needed to develop and sustain effective CBPR partnerships. This evidence-based curriculum is intended as a tool for community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. It can be used by partnerships that are just forming as well as mature partnerships. Published by The Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group in 2006. Download the Curriculum>>
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