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December 2, 2009 The Talloires Network E-Newsletter


In This Issue                 

Talloires Network News

Featured Program

Higher Education News


Papers and Publications

Upcoming Events

Resource of the Month 


Newest Members       

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)

Warren Wilson College (USA)

Westfield State College (USA)

Wartburg College (USA)

De Anza College (USA)

Cuttington University (Liberia)

Pitzer College (USA)

Keuka College (USA)

Lincoln Memorial University (USA)

Birzeit University (Palestine)

Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)

American University of Kuwait (Kuwait)

California State University, Fresno (USA)

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Civic Engagement Experts

Tools and Resources

Helpful Links

Student Resources

Foreign Language Resources 


About the Talloires Network

Innovations in Civic Participation and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University serve as the Secretariat of the Talloires Network. 


Contact Us                    

Susan Stroud
ICP Executive Director

Rob Hollister
Dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

Elizabeth Babcock
Talloires Network Coordinator

John Pollock
Talloires Network Program Assistant 


Talloires Network Steering Committee

Lawrence S. Bacow, Chair
President, Tufts University

John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University

Juan Ramón de la Fuente
President, International Association of Universities

Brenda Gourley
Vice-Chancellor, The Open University

Mónica Jiménez de la Jara
Minister of Education, Chile

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha
Founding President, Aga Khan University and Member, Board of Governors, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Goolam Mohamedbhai
Secretary General, Association of African Universities

José Ignacio Moreno León
Rector, Universidad Metropolitana en Caracas

Sari Nusseibeh
President, Al-Quds University

Janice Reid
Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sydney

Update from the Chair: President Larry Bacow

President Bacow.JPGOne of the key roles of the Talloires Network is to advance the cause of higher education civic engagement among stakeholders both inside and outside the academy. In particular, we are working to raise awareness of the global movement for socially engaged universities among stakeholders in the fields of private and corporate philanthropy. Early last month, the Talloires Network convened a meeting of 21 leaders in higher education and philanthropy to consider the future of the rapidly growing global movement for civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education. Participants included presidents and senior leaders from nine private and corporate foundations and socially engaged companies: Banco Santander, Carnegie Corporation, IBM International Foundation, KPMG, Loews Corporation, The MasterCard Foundation, Pearson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Walmart Foundation. Representatives from UNDP, USAID, and the US Department of Education joined us. We had a fruitful exchange of ideas, and I believe that there is growing recognition of the importance of higher education civic engagement among foundations and other funders. Hopefully this will lead to increased opportunities for partnerships between higher education institutions and the philanthropic sector. To learn more about the November 2 meeting, I encourage you to read our press release>>

A reminder: The nomination deadline for this year’s MacJannet Prize is December 15. The Prize recognizes outstanding civic engagement programs at our member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing service efforts. I encourage you all to visit our website to learn more about the Prize and to nominate a program.


MacJannet Prize deadline approaching: December 15!

MacJannet prize logo2.JPGThe Talloires Network is currently accepting nominations of exceptional civic engagement programs at our member universities for the 2010 edition of the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. The Prize provides recognition and financial support for eight outstanding programs. Programs may be nominated by administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Nominations are due by 15 December 2009. To learn more or nominate a program, visit our website>>

Talloires Network News interviews Network member about Service Learning in Asia

Lingnan_logo.jpgDr. Carol Ma, the Research Development Officer with the Office of Service Learning at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, which joined the Talloires Network in July, was recently interviewed by Mutsuko Murokami. Dr. Ma, Lingnan University’s Talloires Network liaison, discusses service-learning at Lingnan University and the prospects for expanded service learning in Asian higher education. Read the interview>>

Network mourns the death of Carlos Eroles

Carlos Eroles.jpgThe Network regretfully announces that Carlos Eroles, the Assistant Secretary for University Extension at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, has passed away. Eroles was well-known for his tireless work on behalf of those with disabilities, and he was recently awarded the Bicentenary Medal by the Government of Buenos Aires for his contributions to the community. The Network offers its condolences to Carlos Eroles’ family and the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Featured Program

Al-Quds University Human Rights Clinic, MacJannet Prize 2009 Third Place Winner

The Human Rights Clinic at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem was launched in September 2006 in order to give law students at Al-Quds University a chance to study Palestinian human rights issues within the context of international law, while at the same time receiving training in human rights advocacy from some of the top Palestinian human rights NGOs. Students in the program gain practical experience while providing important legal services to the community and helping Palestinian NGOs advocate for human rights. The overall goal of the Clinic is to expose students to the various ways used to defend and promote respect for human rights. Learn more>>

Higher Education News

Business schools focus on ethics

While many countries around the world are fighting to reverse the effects of the global economic meltdown, some of the top international business schools are transferring valuable lessons learned from the global recession into new course curricula. Universities and business schools are developing MBA programmes that provide greater scope for studies in ethical business practices following the spate of scandals that helped fuel the recession. Read the report by Leah Germain at University World News>>

Earthquake binds Turkish university to its community

Turkish Uni.JPGA decade ago, a major earthquake hit the Marmara region near Istanbul in Turkey. More than 17,000 people lost their lives, many more were injured and 600,000 were left homeless. In the days and months that followed, Sakarya University near the epicentre of the disaster in Adapazari played a leading role coordinating the efforts of NGOs and international assistance. Ten years on, the experience has changed the university and providing services to the local community is now an integral part of its mission. Read the report by Rebecca Warden at University World News>>


Dell Social Innovation Competition, Student Funding Opportunity

Dell Social Innovation.JPGThe University of Texas at Austin and Dell are searching for student social entrepreneurs to dream up ingenious ideas to change the world. Students at universities and colleges around the world are invited to enter the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition for a chance to win $50,000 to turn their ideas into a new business or nonprofit with a mission to change lives for the better. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2010. Students can learn more or submit their ideas on the competition’s website>>

Call for Chapters: Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships

Editors: Melody Bowdon, PhD (University of Central Florida) and Russell Carpenter, PhD (Eastern Kentucky University)

IGI Global logo.jpgThe editors call for manuscripts that document and assess partnerships between institutions of higher education and K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations that have been made successful (or even unsuccessful in interesting ways) in part through the use of emerging and evolving digital technologies. Topics or sites might include service-learning; internships; volunteer programs; cooperative education; distance-learning; continuing education; professional schools such as law, medicine, education, and nursing; community development programs including alumni relations and fundraising; and/or sponsored research. Chapter proposals are due 30 December. Please contact Melody Bowden or Russell Carpenter for questions or to submit a proposal. Learn more at IGI Publishing’s website>>

Papers and Publications

The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

ISU.JPGThe inaugural edition of The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education has been published by the Center for Public Service and Community Engagement at Indiana State University in the US. It is an online refereed journal that investigates community engagement and community-based learning perspectives, research and practice. Read the first issue>>

The glocal multiversity: new roles and emerging challenges for human and social development

GUNI article.jpgIn this article, published by the Global University Network for Innovation, Josep Lobera and Cristina Escrigas reflect upon the universities’ new roles, so that they can face human and social challenges, beyond the paradigm of the "ivory tower" or "market-oriented university." Read the entire article at GUNI’s website>>

Town-Gown Collaboration in Land Use and Development

Town-Gown.jpgOnce considered enclaves of intellectual pursuit, institutions of higher education now play a much broader role in their neighborhoods and cities. They have become anchor institutions and key partners in contributing to urban economic and community development, not only through their direct impacts on employment, spending, and workforce development, but also through their ability to produce innovation, attract industry, and revitalize their own neighborhoods. To meet their expanding missions, institutions often have to reach beyond traditional campus boundaries, and establish more collaborative town–gown relationships. This report describes the economic role of the university and sources of conflict with the community. Read the report>>

Upcoming Events

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit our website>>

"It Takes a Village: A Regional Faculty Training on Community-Based Learning." American University in Cairo, January 3-4, 2010

Ma'an Alliance logo.gifThe Ma’an Alliance is hosting its second regional training for faculty.  This training will focus on the teaching pedagogy of community-based learning.  Participants will have a chance to learn about different community-based organizations, hear faculty experiences across the disciplines, brainstorm new course ideas to address community needs, and learn how to generate an interest amongst students for community-based learning courses. Learn more>>

World Universities Forum 2010. Davos, Switzerland. January 9-11, 2010.

World Universities Forum 2010.jpgThe Forum examines the role and future of the University in a changing world. The Conference bring together University administrators, teachers and researchers to discuss the prospects of the academy and to exemplify or imagine ways in which the University can take a leading and constructive role in the transformations of our times. Community Service is one of the six themes of this year’s Forum. Learn more>>

Resource of the Month

GUNI Universities and Social Commitment Observatory


GUNI.JPGThe Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) aims to identify, disseminate and transfer higher education experiences linked to the social commitment of higher education institutions through the Universities and Social Commitment Observatory. It has a searchable database of university programs in a variety of areas, including: Sustainable Development; Values, Ethics and Educating Citizens; University Access and Equality; Support for Social Services and Social Guarantee Systems; Community and Local Development; and Support for Civil Society. Learn more>>




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