|May 5, 2008||The Talloires Network E-Newsletter|
In This Issue
The Talloires Network
The Talloires Network Secretariat is staffed by: Innovations in Civic Participation
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and Tufts University
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Universidad Xochicalco (Mexico)
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The past few months have been exciting for the Talloires Network. Our membership has expanded to 51 institutions, with new members joining us from Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, and the U.S. We are expanding the reach of our Global Project by partnering with UNESCO’s Education for All Campaign, and we have been invited to contribute to the UN’s Mid-Decade Review on Literacy. You can read about the success of our growing student movement in our Student Conference Report. I hope you will enjoy this issue of Talloires Network News. This month we are focusing on the use of new technologies to expand access to education. We are also featuring new resources and upcoming events. I encourage you to contribute descriptions of innovative projects and resources for our future issues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, and best wishes. – President Lawrence S. Bacow, Tufts University
OpenCourseWare is a movement to make educational materials available online to anyone, anywhere. This project, begun by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has grown into the OpenCourseWare Consortium, a collaboration of more than 100 institutions and organizations from around the world creating a broad, deep body of open educational content. Several Talloires Network member institutions contribute to this effort, including The Open University, Tufts University, and Korea University. This initiative has enormous potential to expand access to education and empower people worldwide. Read more>>
On April 18, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet appointed Rectora Mónica Jiménez de la Jara to be the new Minister of Education in Chile. Previously, Dr. Jiménez de la Jara served as the rector of Universidad Catolica de Temuco and is also a member of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. Felicitaciones Mónica! Read more>>
This new publication from the Global University Network for Innovation offers a look into the higher education role for human and social development in the context of globalization. The report includes papers from eminent scholars around the world, special contributions, good practices, and a poll of experts, university leaders, policy-makers and civil society members from over 80 countries. Available in English and en Español. Read more>>
The Bringing Theory to Practice project seeks to advance engaged student learning and determine how it might improve the quality of students’ education, development, health, and commitment to civic engagement. This issue provides a brief overview as well as several campus examples that offer specific forms of engaged learning and how they contribute to students’ health and well-being. Read more>>
The Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement was established in 2005 as an online refereed journal to provide the academic rigor of peer review to community engagement research. The interests of the Journal include best practice, case studies and discussion of university community engagement in terms of social, environmental, economic and cultural development. Read more>>
The Australian Universities Civic Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) annual conference will take place on 9-11 July 2008 in Queensland, Australia. Following the theme of "Engaging for a Sustainable Future," this conference will promote partnerships between universities, private enterprise, Government and communities. Read more>>
The International Association of Universities will hold a conference titled "Higher Education and Research Addressing Local and Global Needs" on 15-18 July 2008 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference will emphasize the responsibilities of higher education to serve the world around it. In addition, representatives of the Talloires Network will be organizing a workshop at this meeting. Read more>>
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