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July 1, 2010 The Talloires Network E-Newsletter

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Featured Program

Resource of the Month 


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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. 


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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 (Chair)

John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University

Juan Ramón de la Fuente
President, International Association of Universities

Brenda Gourley
Former Vice-Chancellor, The Open University

Mónica Jiménez de la Jara
Former Minister of Education, Chile

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha
Founding President, Aga Khan University

Goolam Mohamedbhai
Former 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.JPGI am delighted to announce that the 2010 MacJannet Prize Award Ceremony will take place on September 15, 2010, at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Two representatives – one staff member and one student – from each of the eight winning programs will attend the ceremony. The award ceremony will be preceded by two days of capacity-building workshops, giving the participants an exciting opportunity to exchange information, learn from one another’s experiences, and build relationships with their peers around the world. Last year’s award ceremony brought together representatives from the top three programs; I am confident that the addition of representatives from the third-place winners will make this year’s ceremony an even greater success. I look forward to meeting the participants and recognizing their programs’ achievements.


MacJannet Prize 2010 Award Ceremony

MacJannet prize logo2.JPGThe Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2010 MacJannet Prize will be awarded at a ceremony on 15 September 2010 at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. The Talloires Network will fly two representatives from each of the eight winning programs to receive their awards in person at the Award Ceremony and participate in two days of workshops workshops. Other Network members who wish to cover their own costs to attend should contact John Pollock for more information and RSVP by 15 August. Learn about all of the Prize winners as well as the finalists at the MacJannet Prize website>>

Talloires Network News

Universidad de Buenos Aires creates new civic engagement program

UBA TN News.jpgThe Universidad de Buenos Aires has approved the Social Practices Education Program which encourages students of the thirteen faculties of the University to develop community activities. The program will be implemented on a voluntary basis until it becomes mandatory in 2013. For now, the Social Practices Education Program will have a minimum hour load of 42 hours per student for the degree requirement. Learn more>>


Support Program for Service-Learning Projects for Universities in Latin America and the Caribbean

CLAYSS.JPGLaunched in April by the Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS), this program promotes social engagement and service-learning practices. The program includes an 18-month program of in-person and distance teacher training, scholarships for participation in the 13th International Seminar on service-learning (to be held in Buenos Aires on 26-27 August 2010), and technical support for the institutionalization of programs. Thanks to the support received from private donors, CLAYSS can offer this program with a 50% reduction in costs to the member institutions of the Talloires Network and the Ibero-American Service-Learning Network. Requests to enroll in the program can be submitted by a single institution, or you can consider a joint application between several universities in the same city. Learn more at or email

Papers and Publications

Higher Education and Civic Engagement In Cambodia: A Case Study at the Royal University of Phnom Penh

Vicheth Sen.JPGAccording to Vicheth Sen, lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, "Universities need to move beyond their traditional roles of teaching, learning and research towards another core function – linking campuses to communities. They can play a key role in organising programmes in which students have the opportunity to be engaged in civic activities. This is particularly important in countries like Cambodia, which have been damaged by severe societal breakdowns in the past." This book explores these issues at the RUPP. Learn more>>

"Interrogating the Role of Higher Education in the Delivery of the MDGs"

Piyushi Kotecha.jpg"Education is one of the foremost Millennium Development Goals, but education in turn can be used to drive their achievement," said Piyushi Kotecha, CEO of the Southern African Regional Universities Association, SARUA, at the ACU conference of executive heads on Universities and the Millennium Development Goals in April. She argued in a presentation to the conference that universities had a significant role to play in promoting the MDGs at a number of levels in higher education. Learn more>>

Upcoming Events

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

XIII International Service-Learning Conference. Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires. 23-27 August 2010.

CLAYSS.JPGOrganized by the Latin American Center for Service Learning (CLAYSS), this conference has become one of the most important annual gatherings in Latin America for experts and institutions promoting service learning. Its main goals are to:

  • Offer service-learning training to teachers, principals, and government and NGO leaders
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among schools and universities developing service-learning projects in Latin America
  • Strengthen the networks between civil society and the educational system to the benefit of a better education for all

Service-learning leaders from Latin America, the US, and Europe will be participating in the Conference. Learn more>>

Eighth ALARA World Congress: ‘Participatory Action Research and Action Learning: Appreciating our Pasts, Comprehending our Presents, Prefiguring our Futures.’ Melbourne, Australia. 6-9 September 2010.

Alara.JPGThe 2010 World Congress will be hosted by ALARA, the Action Learning, Action Research Association, a strategic network of people interested in using action research and action learning to generate collaborative learning, research and action to transform workplaces, schools, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organisations, governments and businesses. Learn more>>

2nd University Social Responsibility International Conference 2010: Embracing New Economy with Community-based Social Innovations. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5-6 October 2010.

USR 2010 conference.jpgThe conference will provide a platform for those who are interested to share and exchange ideas on social responsibility related issues. It hopes to develop and strengthen relationship in view of building a strong network and fostering continuous future collaboration among participants. Organisations such as institutions of higher learning, corporate bodies, government agencies and NGO(s) are invited to take part in this international conference. In general, this conference welcomes paper presentations, poster presentations and exhibitions emphasising on social responsibility programme development from various aspects including those on entrepreneurship, sustainability, green technology, poverty, culture and education. Learn more>>

10th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, "International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research." Indianapolis, Indiana (USA). October 28-31, 2010.

IARSLCE.JPGCo-sponsored by the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement, the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI, and Indiana Campus Compact, this conference is targeted to those interested in research on service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and civic outcomes of education. Presenters will include faculty and administrators in higher education, educators in K-12, and scholars and practitioners in educational policy and community development. Scholars and attendees from outside of the United States are encouraged to attend and present to advance mutual understanding of this work from multiple perspectives. Learn more>>

Featured Program

Ubunye, University of Cape Town (South Africa), MacJannet Prize 2010 3rd Prize Winner

Ubunye (UCT).jpgUbunye is a student-run organization at UCT established in 2007 by the directors of several student-run organizations that had similar needs and development aims: Inkanyezi, TeachOut, the Township Debating League, and the Media School joined. Ubunye’s projects fulfill a variety of needs through various after-school activities with learners in township schools. Inkanyezi’s goal is to improve the post-school prospects for its learners through mentorship and career guidance, and facilitating applications for tertiary studies. The Media School runs classes in written, radio and photographic journalism and organizes school newspapers, providing a creative outlet for students in activities not provided by their vastly under-resourced township schools. TeachOut aims to improve the academic performance of township learners by providing academic tutoring in English, Functional English, Mathematics, Science and Accounting. The Township Debating League trains learners in debating and critical thinking and organizes a development debating league with over 20 underprivileged schools taking part in tournaments. Visit the Ubunye profile>>

Resource of the Month

A Good Practice Guide and Self-evaluation Instruments for Managing the Quality of Service-Learning

CHE logo.JPGPublished by the South African Council on Higher Education, this Good Practice Guide is the product of research undertaken through the JET-CHESP Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Programme between 2001 and 2005. The programme
generated extensive data from close to 200 credit-bearing modules (courses) in South Africa that incorporated the principles and practice of service-learning. Download the Good Practice Guide>>






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