Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Update from the Chair: President Mark Gearan
With this edition of the Talloires Network Newsletter, I am pleased to officially announce that the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference will be taking place December 2 – 4, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa! Holding the conference in Cape Town is a great opportunity for the Talloires Network to highlight the excellent community engagement work being undertaken by universities in the global South, and in particular, the work of our many South African members. The conference will be co-sponsored by the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) and hosted by the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), consisting of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, and University of the Western Cape.
The partnership with these two organizations in planning and executing the conference also highlights a broader goal of the conference – emphasizing the leadership of the numerous TN partner organizations and regional networks. Other goals for the conference include advancing and elevating awareness of the global movement of civic engagement and social responsibility, strengthening TN members’ civic engagement programs and contributing to TN programs.
An exciting addition to the 2014 Leaders Conference will be the participation of a sizable group of student leaders. Much like the presence of student leaders during the Steering Committee’s July meeting, we hope that their participation will enliven and enrich the conference. I would like to invite all Talloires Network members to attend what I am sure will be an engaging and rewarding event. I also encourage all heads of universities planning to attend the conference to bring with them a senior faculty or staff member and a student leader.
Please see the article below for more information and watch for additional communications from the Secretariat as more details become available.
December signals the second edition of the expanded series. This issue begins with a brief introduction to Malaysia and two of its engaged universities: International Medical University (IMU) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Next, we feature interviews with Provost, Mei Ling Young and Director of External Affairs, Dean Kok-Hai Ong of the International Medical University, as well as Vice-Chancellor Datuk Noor Azlan Ghazali and Professor Mohd Fauzi of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Learn More>>
For additional reading, please see the interview with TN Steering Committee Member and Vice Chancellor of UKM, Sharifah Shahabudin from the June 2012 Newsletter available here.
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference will take place from December 2 through December 4, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition, we are delighted that the conference will be co-sponsored by the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) and will by hosted in partnership with the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC).
The Talloires Network and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) launched the pilot year of the University Volunteer Program this summer. The idea for the program, funded by the Santander Group, evolved from high-level discussions at the Talloires Network Leadrs Conference in Madrid, Spain in 2011. Learn More>>
We invite and encourage to participate in the Faculty and Professional Development webinar series, which is designed to engage university and college administrators, faculty and staff from different regions of the world in collaborative exchange of ideas. Webinars will be held in February, March and April, 2014. Learn More>>
In November 2013, the Talloires Network Secretariat convened an opening workshop for the eight universities participating in the Youth Economic Participation Initiative. This initiative, launched in 2012 with support from The MasterCard Foundation, supports the work of eight Talloires Network institutions that are implementing innovative strategies to facilitate their students’ transition from university to employment and entrepreneurship. Learn More>>
On Wednesday, November 19, in advance of the 5th International Symposium on Service-Learning held at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, the Talloires Network and Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) hosted the first workshop as a part of the Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program. This workshop, organized in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, focused on Leadership, Planning and Change Management for Community Engagement. Read More>>
2014 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship
Less than two months remain to nominate programs for the 2014 MacJannt Prize for Global Citizenship! Nominations will be accepted until Friday, January 24, 2014. Visit the MacJannet section of our website to download an application form, see the timeline for 2014 nominations, review the selection process and view the profiles of previous winners.
Proposals are being accepted through January 6, 2014 for the 2014 EUA Annual Conference: Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching. The conference will be held from April 3 – 4, 2014 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.
The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative within Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts announces the annual Academy for Civic Professionalism for faculty in the arts and humanities, which will take place May 11 – 14, 2014. The Academy will include a rigorous and invigorating schedule of speakers, workshops, working sessions led by Engaged Scholars from Auburn University, and CCE project site visits. Learn More>>
The Organising Committee of the Engagement Australia National Conference, to be held at Wagga Wagga between 21st – 23rd July, 2014, are calling on interested researchers, academics, practitioners and industry partners to submit papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The Committee invites submissions across four categories relating to the conference theme “Engage and Innovate for Sustainability.” Proposals are due February 28, 2014. Learn More>>
Submissions are now being accepted for workshops, teaching circles and poster presentations for the Community University Victoria (CUVIC) Conference 2014 to be held May 20 – 22, 2014 in Victoria, BC, Canada. The conference theme is Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2014. Learn More>>
E’World International Conference “Entrepreneurship and Business Education in Emerging World” was successfully held on October 31 – November 1, 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan by the International Academy of Business. The Conference was attended by 266 people from 21 countries, prominent foreign speakers, and representatives from local and foreign businesses, government, leading scientists and experts from various fields of entrepreneurship, economics and business education. 105 presentations and speeches were made during conference, including video greetings from international partners from USA, Canada, France and Bangladesh. Learn More>>
On December 18, 2013, NERCHE will host this webinar considering how colleges and universities can integrate faculty engagement in academic-review processes and emphasizing the importance of expanding institutions’ understanding of the traditional review categories of research, teaching, and service to reflect achievements and successes in the area of public engagement. Michael Bernstein, Provost at Tulane University will be the presenter. Learn More>>
The first issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America, foregrounding the arts, humanities, and design in public life, an e-journal from Syracuse University, is now available. Public breaks new ground as a hybrid online multimedia journal and archive, with innovative web interfaces to peer-reviewed multi-modal scholarship and creative work. It furthers Imagining America’s mission to make visible the value of cultural disciplines and promotes Syracuse University as a national leader in publicly engaged scholarship and practice. Learn More>>
The call for entrepreneurial leadership in education has never been stronger, but there is little descriptive information about this kind of leadership and even less advice on how a leader might grow in this dimension. Beginning with the constant need for innovation in every learning organization, the author makes a case for an entrepreneurial style of leadership in education. The author paints a multi-faceted picture of entrepreneurial leadership using stories of real leaders in combination with writings from the social sciences, education, natural sciences, business and the arts. Learn More>>
The development of community skills starts with an understanding that communities and schools interlink. That is, learners who go to school expect to use the knowledge they gain to serve their communities. This calls for a broader vision of learning that goes beyond the four walls of classrooms. Learn More>>
Lifelong learning, the arts, and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university maps the work of adult educators, teachers, researchers and graduate students from North America, Europe and Africa who use the arts in their university classroom teaching, their research and in service. It is written specifically for graduate students, and educators working in higher education, communities, schools, and practitioners who want to learn how to better integrate the arts in their practice to critically and creativity communicate, teach, make meaning, uncover, and involve. Learn More>>
In this book, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water.
The 2014 Exchange seeks to build a model of The New Scholar as a collective identity emerging from both the curriculum and co-curriculum: students from different formal and informal educational settings; faculty, staff, and administrators from various higher education institutions; as well as practitioners whose work takes place in the community. Learn More>>
Which trends are transforming learning and teaching, and how should European universities respond? EUA’s 2014 Annual Conference will explore innovative teaching approaches that are being developed, discussed or introduced, and consider their implications for the organisation of learning and teaching processes in the years to come. The conference will thus provide a forum for discussing how universities in different parts of Europe and the world respond to current pressures for change and try to anticipate tomorrow’s educational needs. Learn More>>
With more than 300 participants, the conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme, which consists out of keynote presentations, track sessions, workshops and sight visits. During this three day conference, high emphasis is placed on networking opportunities and creative space, as well as skill development workshops (executive education), delivered by EADA Business School, one of Europe’s leading Business Schools. Learn More>>