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June 4, 2013 The Talloires Network Newsletter

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Featured Profile


Talloires Network News

Papers and Publications

Upcoming Events


New Members    

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Pakistan)

Indus University (Pakistan)

University of Faisalabad (Pakistan)

Institute of Space Technology (Pakistan)

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About the Talloires Network

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Dr. Lorlene Hoyt

Director of Programs and Research

Jennifer Catalano

Director, Youth Economic Participation Initiative

Amy Newcomb Rowe

Program Manager, Youth Economic Participation Initiative

Rantimi Oluwasegun

Budget and Program Coordinator, Youth Economic Participation Initiative

Maureen Keegan

Program Coordinator

Edwin Nelson

Program Assistant, Youth Economic Participation Initiative
Steering Committee members

Mark Gearan (Chair)

President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Janice Reid (Vice-Chair)

Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sydney

Lisa Anderson

President, American University in Cairo

Scott Cowen

President, Tulane University

Sharifah Hapsah Shahabudin

Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha

Founding President, Aga Khan University

Anthony Monaco

President, Tufts University

Olive Mugenda

Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University

José María Sanz Martínez

Rector, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Jerome Slamat

Chairperson, South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum

Rafael Velasco

Rector, Universidad Católica de Córdoba

John Wood

Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Update from the Chair: President Mark Gearan

Mark GearanThe Talloires Network Steering Committee will convene for an in-person meeting in New York City in late July. The agenda for the meeting will include a roundtable discussion with funders hosted by the MasterCard Foundation and Santander, a review of recent work of the Talloires Network, a dinner with guests from international NGOs to discuss mobilizing university resources to prepare students for employment and entrepreneurship and a strategic planning session, including discussions about the next global conference. If you have any recommendations of items that you would like to see included in the meeting agenda, please contact the Talloires Network Secretariat (

I am pleased to share that this year, we are inviting several Student Representatives to join in the proceedings of the meeting. The group will consist of students from institutions led by members of our Steering Committee as well as students who are MasterCard Foundation Scholars. In addition to participating in sessions with the Steering Committee, the students will also take part in a students-only exchange. The Student Representatives will enable us to bring student voices to the table and I am confident that their insights and vision will enhance our planning for next-stage activities of the Talloires Network.

I look forward to sharing the results of the meeting with you later in the summer. Please note that the Talloires Network Newsletter will not be distributed in July and August. We will resume with our monthly newsletter in September and will provide you with important updates via e-mail blasts over the summer.

Featured Profile

Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement: Scott Cowen

by Lorlene Hoyt

Scott CowenJune signals the twelfth installment of our Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement series. This issue features President Scott Cowen, Tulane University President and member of the Talloires Network steering committee.

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Talloires Network Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program Pre-Conference Workshop at the 5th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL)

The Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program (FSPD) will host a pre-conference workshop: Leadership, Planning and Change Management for Community Engagement at the 5th International Symposium on Service Learning to be held from November 20 – 22, 2013 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  In this workshop we will explore the role of university leaders in building support for community engagement through attention to planning, organizational structures, student involvement, faculty development and rewards, and evaluation of outcomes, among other strategies. Participants will learn useful concepts and discuss action steps that will strengthen their own leadership of community engagement and, thus, enhance community engagement as a value of academic culture.  Learn More>>

Kettering-Talloires Collaborative Research and Writing Project (2013-2014)

The Talloires Network is pleased to announce that it will continue and expand its partnership with the Kettering Foundation. To build on an initial workshop last summer, which included 16 participants from 12 different countries, we are now launching the Kettering-Talloires Collaborative Research and Writing Project.  Learn More>>

TN Liaison Don Wertlieb Addresses Russian Community University Network Conference in Moscow

TN regional partners in the Russian Federation’s Community University Network gathered on May 24, 2013 in Moscow for their International Conference “Education in Russia:  Social Mission & Territorial Development.”  TN Senior Liaison Donald Wertlieb participated in the proceedings with an opportunity to orient a wider range of leaders to the work of the Talloires Network with his presentation on “Engaged University, Enhanced Education.”  Learn More>>

Talloires Network Participates in Global University Network for Innovation Conference in Barcelona

IMG_1548From May 13 through May 15, 2013, several members of the Talloires Network Secretariat attended the 6th International Barcelona Conference for Higher Education: “Let’s Build Transformative Knowledge to Drive Social Change” organized by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Learn More>>

Talloires Network News

Call for Nominations for Engagement Australia Board

EA_logo_smallNominations are now being accepted for the 2013-2015 Engagement Australia Board of Directors. The Engagement Australia Constitution allows for up ten (10) persons to be elected/co-opted to the Board. The Board meets face-to-face four times each year and has regular meetings via teleconference.  The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting, to be held on Tuesday 16 July 2013 during the Next Steps: Co-producing Knowledge for Social Impact conference in Melbourne. If you are interested in nominating for the Board, please contact Jan Strom for more information.  Learn More>>

Should Universities Be More Engaging?

by Rebecca Warden – University World News

Has community engagement become a mainstream part of what universities do? If not, how can it get there? These were some of the questions on the agenda at the 6th International Conference on Higher Education organised by the Global University Network for Innovation in Barcelona, Spain, from 13-15 May.  Read More>>

CCPH 2014 Call for Proposals

ccphlogoCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health is now accepting proposals for its next conference to be held from April 3 to May 3, 2014 in Chicago, IL.  Proposals are due September 30, 2013 for skill-building workshops, creative arts sessions, stories, roundtable discussions and posters that advance the conference theme and align with one or more of these conference topics: Communities as centers of learning, discovery and engagement, Authentically engaged institutions, Shared power and resources, Ethical policies and practices, Changing governmental and institutional policies and systems, Sustaining partnerships and their outcomes, Next generation leadership and Mobilizing knowledge for action.  Learn More>>

Bringing Theory to Practice Grants

logo_92Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) invites proposals for projects that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and proposals for how institutions can transform and sustain their priorities and practices. Proposals for Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) and Program Development Grants (up to $10,000) are due no later than Friday, June 14, 2013.  Learn More>>

Transforming the Basis of Knowledge

by Budd Hall – University World News

Confidence that a ‘one size fits all’ global economy and that the ‘Western canon’ of knowledge are sufficient to see humanity through the next phase of its transformations and adjustments has diminished dramatically over the past years. We have an economic system that is certainly not a tide that floats all boats. We have challenges to the dominance of traditional knowledge claims as well. What does this mean for higher education, for social responsibility and for the way forward?  Learn More>>

The Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning at Georgetown University

engelhardprojectGeorgetown’s BTtoP Demonstration Site project, the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, is entering its eighth year on our campus. This project uses a pedagogy that integrates well-being topics into course content in order to personalize course material and positively influence student health behaviors. Our assessment design includes an end-of-course survey to measure the impact of the courses on students.  Learn More>>

Papers and Publications

Towards a Knowledge Base for University-Public Engagement: Sharing Knowledge, Building Insight and Taking Action

AHRC coverThe National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the UK has published a paper summarizing findings and recommendations from the AHRC project, “Researching the Engaged University.” It is based on a literature review of research into university-public engagement and consultation with over 90 researchers and professionals in the field and makes the case that there are important reasons why we would want to research university-public engagement. Learn More>>

Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations by Shaun R. Harper and Stephen John Quaye (Eds.)

Student EngagementStudent Engagement in Higher Education fills a longstanding void in higher education and student affairs literature. The editors and chapter authors show how diverse populations of students experience college differently and encounter group-specific barriers to success. Informed by relevant theories, each chapter focuses on a different population for whom research confirms that engagement and connectivity to the college experience are problematic, including: low-income students, racial/ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, LGBT students, and religious minority students.  Learn More>>

Youth Civic Engagement as a Challenge to the Modern Democracy: A Participatory Approach to Civics Education

by Alec Manley

youth civic engagementAcross the Western world, many democracies are facing the same problem as Canada – youth civic engagement, knowledge and attentiveness to the political realm are in sharp decline. This reality creates a difficult situation for policy makers and politicians alike, as disengagement to this degree has never been experienced before…Without action to bring more young people back from their apathetic stand, our democracy will face crucial challenges with regard to participation at the polls and maintaining an informed and active citizenry into the future. However, new approaches have been applied in other jurisdictions and have shown some success, offering frameworks for Canada to consider.  Learn More>>

Upcoming Events

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Community University Exposition 2013.  Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada). 12 – 15 June 2013.

CUExpo_2013_logo-editedCU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds, is being held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, hosted by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the City of Corner Brook, with support from the provincial Rural Secretariat. Over the 3 days of the conference, participants can choose from a variety of interactive sessions: from workshops to arts activities, deliberative dialogue to presentations, participatory communications, mobile tours, service learning and more.  Learn More>>

Graduate Employment Network Conference 2013.  University of Auckland Business School.  Auckland, New Zealand.  11-13 July 2013.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) will host the second conference of its Graduate Employment Network in July 2013. The conference will draw from the ACU’s Centenary theme – Future forward: design, develop and deliver,  which addresses key issues relating to the future of international higher education: designing academics and universities for the future, developing tools to meet new challenges, and delivering, recognising and measuring growth, impact and success.  The theme for the Graduate Employment Network conference – Exploring the value of higher education to the economy – will examine the extent to which university graduates are able to meet their own aspirations as well as society’s expectations of them.  Learn More>>

Joint AESOP/ACSP Congress.  Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions.  Dublin, Ireland.  15-19 July 2013.

AESOP-ACSP conferenceHosted by University College Dublin, the AESOP/ACSP joint congress provides an opportunity for attendees to hear and debate the latest in planning and policy research and practice and to visit sites of planning action and inaction – including new town development, urban cultural and waterfront regeneration, edge city development, post recession urbanscapes, social housing renewal, heritage preservation, transport planning and city bike scheme and capital projects.  Learn More>>
Center for Engaged Democracy’s 4th Annual Conference on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education.  Tufts University.  Medford, MA (USA).  17-18 July 2013.

This year’s conference will have three key foci: (1) developing and supporting academic programs focused on civic and community engagement; (2) programmatic use and academic responses to the Center’s policy report Core Competencies in Civic Engagement, and; (3) examining how online learning is impacting civic engagement initiatives in higher education.  Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University will deliver the opening keynote address.  More details coming soon. Learn More>>

CLAYSS – 16th International Service-Learning Conference 2013.  Economical Science School of the University of Buenos Aires.  Buenos Aires (Argentina).  22 – 23 August, 2013.

CLAYSS LogoAs always, it hopes to be a forum for students, teachers, researchers, government officials and social organization leaders from all of Latin America and the world to gather and exchange their experiences. The 10th International Week will offer complementary activities for foreign visitors and institutions supported by CLAYSS.  Learn More>>