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Mark GearanTNLC2014 Is Around the Corner

In just a few weeks, the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference (#tnlc2014) will be well underway!

The most current version of the TNLC 2014 schedule is posted on the conference website. Confirmed plenary speakers include Reeta Roy, CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, Blade Nzimande, South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, and Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. Other plenary sessions will touch on topics such as “Voices from the Global South” and “Strategic Directions – Institutional Visions and Strategies.” We are also very excited about the large number of breakout sessions across five different tracks: youth leadership, impact and incentives, economic development, social inclusion, and meetings and exchanges. The main conference program will be complemented by a presentation of the 2014 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship and an evening cultural event and dinner at the Solms-Delta Wine Estate.

We invite those of you attending to share your conference experience across social media using #tnlc2014 and those who are unable to attend to follow along and contribute virtually. Be sure to watch for pre-conference communications over the coming weeks!

Please note that because of TNLC 2014, our December newsletter will be published mid-month.


Mark Gearan


Talloires Network Leaders Conference

TNLC Visas: If you will be joining us at TNLC 2014 and have not yet made arrangements for your visa, please visit the visa section of the conference website and do so as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for processing.

TNLC Website Forum: Now is the time to begin the conversations that will make TNLC 2014 a success. Log on the conference website to discuss conference topics, regional networks, the student delegation, and where our network has been since Madrid 2011. Learn More>>>

University World News: The official media partner of the conference has released a new article about the themes to be discussed in Cape Town. “University Engagement Networks Go Global” features voices from CLAYSS (Argentina), Campus Compact (United States), Campus Engage (Ireland), AsiaEngage (Malaysia), Engagement Australia and the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum. Learn More>>>


Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement

November signals the eleventh edition of the expanded series which includes an introduction to Burkina Faso and the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE). Featured interviews include Professor Amadou Hama Maiga, Director General of 2iE and Ms. Elodie Hanff, Director of the Technopôle Business Incubator, 2iE. Learn More>>>


Partner Network News

Ireland’s Campus Engage network has announced the December 2015 release of a new publication. The book, “Higher Education and Community-Based Research: Creating a Global Vision“, is co-edited by two Campus Engage Steering Committee members, Co-Chair Ronaldo Munck and Lorraine McIllrath, along with UNESCO Co-Chairs Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon. – Learn More>>>

The Association of Commonwealth Universities has launched its new online benchmarking service “ACU Measures”, as of 1 October 2014. Through ACU Measures, members have the opportunity to benchmark their performance in a range of non-academic areas, against other institutions across the world. Learn More>>>


Talloires Network Programs and Announcements

The 2014 Talloires Network Steering Committee election is now underway! All members of the TN mailing list received an email earlier this week with information about the eight candidates for the four open spaces on the SC. Each TN member university is allowed one vote in the election which may be cast by the university leader or his/her designee. Voting will remain open until 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 12. Vote Here>>>

The nomination form for the 2015 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship is now available. Nominations will be accepted until January 23, 2015.  Visit our website for more information or to download a nomination form. Learn More>>>


Opportunities and Announcements

C2UExpo (Community, College, University-Exposition), a bi-annual 3-day conference, showcases the best practices in community-campus partnerships worldwide. This year’s conference theme “Citizen Solutions, Better World” will focus on the tangible solutions for social justice, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability being generated and implemented by community-campus partnerships. The deadline for proposal, abstracts, and poster presentations is November 28. Learn More>>>

The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) invite submissions to the 2014-2015 Ernest A. Lynton Request for Proposals: Research on Critical Issues in Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship. Deadline is November 20. Learn More>>>


Papers and Publications

The American Political Science Association has published Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen, an edited volume compiled by Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion, and Dick Simpson. It includes contributions from political scientists leading research on civic engagement within the discipline and related fields. Learn More>>>

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators. The journal includes not only articles about academic service-learning, but also about campus-community partnerships and faculty engagement. The 21st edition of the journal has been published. Learn More>>>

A new edition of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship has been released. The journal seeks to foster inquiry into rigorous engineering design and research, and to direct those efforts toward solving problems of marginalized communities. Learn More>>>


Upcoming Events

The Institute for Sustainable International Studies will host its second annual International Service Learning Workshop from December 13 to December 18, 2014, in Punta Gorda, Belize, Central America. A special feature this year is an opportunity for educators to participate in a service learning experience while also exploring the best practices associated with international programs. Learn More>>>

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. It will take place in Los Angeles, California February 19 to 22, 2015. Learn More>>>