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May 5, 2008 The Talloires Network E-Newsletter

In This Issue

Update from the Chair

Feature: New Technologies

Member News

Featured Resources

Upcoming Events

The Talloires Network

The Talloires Network Secretariat is staffed by: Innovations in Civic Participation

In coordination with:

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

and Tufts University


Newest Members

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

Universidad Xochicalco (Mexico)

To see a full list of our
member institutions,
click here


Membership Map!

Check out the new interactive map of our member institutions! Each point on the map links an institution’s Talloires Network Profile Page

Membership Map

New Website Content!

Check out the new "Students" tab on our website, including:

A Student Survey

Student Conference Report

Student Project Profiles

Resources for Students


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Send us photos, news articles, events, and civic engagement projects from your university!

Mándenos fotos, artículos, acontecimientos y proyectos de responsabilidad social de su universidad!

Envoyez-nous les photos, les nouvelles, les événements, et les projets d’engagement civiques de votre université!

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Talloires Blog!

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Contact Us

Susan Stroud
ICP Executive Director

Elizabeth Babcock
Talloires Network Coordinator

Paula Fortner
Talloires Network Fellow

Update from the Chair: President Lawrence Bacow

The past few months have been exciting for the Talloires Network. Our membership has expanded to 51 institutions, with new members joining us from Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, and the U.S. We are expanding the reach of our Global Project by partnering with UNESCO’s Education for All Campaign, and we have been invited to contribute to the UN’s Mid-Decade Review on Literacy. You can read about the success of our growing student movement in our Student Conference Report. I hope you will enjoy this issue of Talloires Network News. This month we are focusing on the use of new technologies to expand access to education. We are also featuring new resources and upcoming events. I encourage you to contribute descriptions of innovative projects and resources for our future issues by emailing Thank you, and best wishes. – President Lawrence S. Bacow, Tufts University

Feature: Expanding access to higher education through new technologies

OpenCourseWare: Expanding Access to Higher Education

1000887678.jpgOpenCourseWare is a movement to make educational materials available online to anyone, anywhere. This project, begun by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has grown into the OpenCourseWare Consortium, a collaboration of more than 100 institutions and organizations from around the world creating a broad, deep body of open educational content. Several Talloires Network member institutions contribute to this effort, including The Open University, Tufts University, and Korea University. This initiative has enormous potential to expand access to education and empower people worldwide. Read more>>

Transforming education through Universal Design for Learning

1000882213.jpgThe Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) has developed innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all. Read more>>

Web-based Tool Kit Aids Community Partnerships

A new web-based tool kit, developed by the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, is available online to help make the most out of community partnerships. The tool-kit contains orientation, preparation, and evaluation tools for community co-educators, faculty, staff, and students. The toolkit is also a "wiki," which allows for input, discussions, and customization. Read more>>

Member News

Mónica Jiménez de la Jara named Minister of Education in Chile

On April 18, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet appointed Rectora Mónica Jiménez de la Jara to be the new Minister of Education in Chile. Previously, Dr. Jiménez de la Jara served as the rector of Universidad Catolica de Temuco and is also a member of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. Felicitaciones Mónica! Read more>>

Featured Resources

GUNI Report: Higher Education in the World

This new publication from the Global University Network for Innovation offers a look into the higher education role for human and social development in the context of globalization. The report includes papers from eminent scholars around the world, special contributions, good practices, and a poll of experts, university leaders, policy-makers and civil society members from over 80 countries. Available in English and en Español. Read more>>

AAC&U’s Peer Review: Bringing Theory to Practice

The Bringing Theory to Practice project seeks to advance engaged student learning and determine how it might improve the quality of students’ education, development, health, and commitment to civic engagement. This issue provides a brief overview as well as several campus examples that offer specific forms of engaged learning and how they contribute to students’ health and well-being. Read more>>

Call for Expressions of Interest: Editor of the AUCEA e-journal

The Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement was established in 2005 as an online refereed journal to provide the academic rigor of peer review to community engagement research. The interests of the Journal include best practice, case studies and discussion of university community engagement in terms of social, environmental, economic and cultural development. Read more>>

Upcoming Events

AUCEA National Conference: Engaging for a Sustainable Future


The Australian Universities Civic Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) annual conference will take place on 9-11 July 2008 in Queensland, Australia. Following the theme of "Engaging for a Sustainable Future," this conference will promote partnerships between universities, private enterprise, Government and communities. Read more>>


International Association of Universities in Utrecht: July 15-18

IAU conference.JPG The International Association of Universities will hold a conference titled "Higher Education and Research Addressing Local and Global Needs" on 15-18 July 2008 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference will emphasize the responsibilities of higher education to serve the world around it. In addition, representatives of the Talloires Network will be organizing a workshop at this meeting. Read more>>

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