TN Executive Director, Rob Hollister and Director of Programs and Research, Lorlene Hoyt, have published an article in the All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The piece, titled “Strategies for Advancing Global Trends in University Civic Engagement” focuses on the Talloires Network’s strategies in advancing key trends such as increasing public awareness, providing financial resources, fostering North-South communication, and others.
The introduction lays a foundation for the particular trends that Hollister and Hoyt emphasize in the rest of the article:
Some years ago observers could characterise the growing community service work of universities as being a limited peripheral activity of institutions of higher education in selected regions of the world. Today there can be no doubt that university civic engagement has become a significant and sustained movement, as the number of “engaged” universities has expanded dramatically and their programmes have become integrated and institutionalised across academic disciplines. Increasingly, engaged universities are collaborating through an expanding set of global, regional and national networks organized to strengthen the civic mission of higher education and the field is enjoying amplified support within communities and from funders.
The journal also includes articles from scholars at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, the National University of Ireland, Wagner College, and the University of Wisconsin.
The Hollister and Hoyt article can be accessed here.