|October 3, 2012||The Talloires Network Newsletter|
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About the Talloires Network
Dr. Lorlene Hoyt
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Mark Gearan (Chair)
Janice Reid (Vice-Chair)
Sharifah Hapsah Shahabudin
José María Sanz Martínez
Update from the Chair: President Mark Gearan
We have been heartened to observe the frequency of Talloires Network members who are regularly connecting within their respective countries to build the reach and power of our network. These interactions are clearly a key way for our efforts to grow and deepen the impact we seek. This newsletter issue highlights recent convenings in South Africa and Ukraine. With support from the Walmart Foundation, the Network is funding a series of seminars organized by the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum for its 24 member universities. These sessions aim to build the capabilities of university community engagement programs, to further development of the Forum, and to develop follow-up projects. Hosted by North West University, the first seminar in September was attended by 35 delegates from 19 universities. And last June leaders of Petro Mohyla Black Sea University arranged to feature university civic engagement and the Tallories Network at the annual conference of Ukrainian rectors and other officials. TN Senior Liaison Donald Wertlieb communicated benefits and responsibilities of membership in the Network, and encouraged further exchange and collaboration among Ukrainian universities on their civic work.
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Youth Economic Participation Initiative
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New Talloires Network Secretariat Staff
Talloires Network Steering Committee Meeting Summary Highlights
Talloires Network News
SAHECEF Seminar Series Project Manager
The South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) launched a year-long seminar series with financial support provided by the Talloires Network. The inaugural Seminar entitled ‘Sustainable Livelihoods: Cooperatives, Access to Markets, Health and Wellness’ was held on the 4th and 5th September 2012, at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University. 35 delegates representing 19 universities attended. Learn more>>
Talloires Network Expands to Ukraine
Talloires Network’s principles are penetrating the former USSR countries. Ukrainian educators and professors, in spite of economic hardships, met together in Sevastopol at the international conference Olbian Forum 2012: “Strategies of Ukraine in the Geopolitical Space”, which was held at Petro Mohyla Black Sea University on June 6-10, 2012. Among special guests was senior liaison Dr. Donald Wertlieb. In his presentation “Engaged University, Enhanced Education: the Talloires Network Opportunity” he explained to the Ukrainian colleagues the values, which unite many universities on all continents, and received the letters of commitment of the Ukrainian universities who decided to join the Network. Learn more>>
CLAYSS, the Latin American Center for Service Learning, recently announced the Service-Learning Capacity Building Program for Higher Education, 2013 Edition, opening its faculty development and technical assistance programs to universities in Africa and Eastern Europe. Learn more about the programs in Africa and Eastern Europe>>
Taking the Plunge – A Blog on University-Community Engagement
NERCHE Announces Recipient of the 2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award
Papers and Publications
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released the 2012 edition of its annual report compiling data on education throughout the world. Learn more>>
Core Competencies in Civic Engagement
9th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform. “Reforming the Policy and Practice of Community Engagement of Higher Education.”
International Association of Universities 14th General Conference: Higher Education and the Global Agenda: Alternative Paths to the Future, Puerto Rico, 27 – 30 November 2012
Engage 2012: Responding to Change. Bristol, UK. 5-6 December 2012.
Third International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. American University of Beirut, Lebanon. 7-8 December 2012.