BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP

GENERAL BENEFITS TO OUR MEMBER INSTITUTIONS

  • Eligibility to apply for the annual MacJannet Prize, which provides monetary awards and public recognition for innovative and effective university civic engagement programs
  • Connections to peers (administrators, staff, faculty, and students) at institutions around the world who have similar interests in civic engagement
  • Opportunities for joint initiatives, including institutional partnerships and regional conferences
  • Access to our online community of practice global platform TN Connects, our website, our monthly newsletter, and other communication tools
  • Access to expertise on civic engagement through online toolkits and resources
  • Announcements of opportunities that may be of interest to specific universities, such as grant opportunities and regional conferences

 BENEFITS TO UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIONS

  • Connection to a body of expertise to support the process of building a civic engagement and social responsibility agenda
  • Possibility of partnering with another university through the network
  • Public relations and media links and the opportunity to publicize your civic engagement work
  • International credentials that help build your institution’s community engagement brand

 BENEFITS TO PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS

  • Connections to other practitioners around the world – “You are not alone!”
  • Access to resources and expertise through our websites and through partnership programs between universities

 BENEFITS FOR FACULTY

  • Knowledge-sharing of new and diverse teaching techniques grounded in experiential learning
  • Tools and resources to build connections with community organizations
  • Links to peers at other member institutions
  • Access to a global platform to share experience and solicit information from other members

 BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

  • Access to information on civic engagement and experiential learning, which builds critical thinking skills, leadership skills, and a sense of social responsibility
  • Platform for student voices and framework for more communication with other stakeholders than might be possible inside a single institution
  • Opportunities for exchange programs, scholarships, and leadership development

 RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Create institutional policies and structures to strengthen your own civic engagement
  • Foster mutually beneficial partnerships between universities and communities
  • Share your experience with other Network member institutions
  • Support the civic engagement and social responsibility work of other Talloires Network members and of academic associations
  • Raise awareness about contributions of higher education to social advancement and well-being
  • Document and disseminate examples of university work that benefit communities