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May 2, 2011
The Talloires Network E-Newsletter

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Papers and Publications

Upcoming Events

Featured Program

Resource of the Month


New Members      

University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)

Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)

Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez (Chile)

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About the Talloires Network

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University serves as the Secretariat of the Talloires Network.


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


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

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The Talloires Network conference in Madrid is coming up quickly, and I am pleased to report steady progress in our preparations. Confirmed participants include presidents, vice-chancellors, and other senior representatives of over 100 universities from every corner of the globe; philanthropic leaders including representatives of Carnegie Corporation, MacJannet Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, Pearson Foundation, Santander Bank, and Walmart Foundation; and leaders of 12 regional and global higher education networks from six continents. Confirmed speakers include Jennifer Corriero, co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, and Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. Visit our website for a list of participants and their profiles>>

I am thrilled that we have such a large and diverse group coming together to share their ideas and experience, and I look forward to a dynamic and productive conference that will help set the future direction for the Network. This gathering will help us to refine the collective ideas of the members into a forward-looking, action-oriented set of Conference resolutions, which will lay out our core principles and outline a vibrant role and agenda for the Network going forward.

Conference participants will also be invited to consider changes in the Network’s governance structure, a draft of which will be presented for consideration in advance of the meeting. The goal will be to ensure that the organization of the Network meets the needs of its growing and diverse portfolio of activities and programs, and reflects the diversity of its membership, while remaining nimble and able to address new challenges and opportunities.


Carnegie Corporation support for conference

Carnegie-logoWe are pleased to announce that Carnegie Corporation of New York has partnered with the Talloires Network to support the travel and accommodation expenses for senior administrators of African universities attending the Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference. This support will allow university leaders from across Africa to share their experiences with community engagement with their colleagues from around the world. Carnegie Corporation has committed tremendous resources to strengthening higher education in Africa, and we are grateful for Carnegie’s generous support of African participants in the Madrid conference. Visit the conference website>>


Call for papers: Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, Fall 2011 issue

AUCEA leftThe Editorial Committee is currently requesting papers for consideration for the Autumn 2011 edition of the Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement. Building Sustainable Communities through Engagement is the theme and could encompass:

  • Universities and their role
  • Building graduate skills and dispositions through engagement
  • Implementing service learning as a vehicle for engagement
  • The role of SIFE teams in universities in building sustainable communities
  • Benefits and challenges of engagement to build sustainable communities
  • Implications of engagement in low SES communities

Learn more>>

Papers and Publications

The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement (April 2011), David Watson, Susan E. Stroud, Robert Hollister, Elizabeth Babcock

The-Engaged-UniversityPart of Routledge’s series on International Studies in Higher Education, The Engaged University is an empirical account of a genuinely global movement of higher education institutions to increase university civic engagement. Through institutional self-assessments and field visits to each instition, the authors explored the policies and practices of 20 members of the Talloires Network from around the world. The Engaged University aims to motivate and guide decision-making and action inside and outside the academy, and to elevate public awareness of, and support for, civic engagement in higher education. Learn more>>

Upcoming Events

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

2nd ASEAN University Network Regional Workshop on University Social Responsibility & Sustainability (USR&S): "Knowledge for People: Research for Community Life." National University of Malaysia. 9th – 11th May 2011

AUN logoOrganized by the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM – National University of Malaysia), this workshop will seek to extract and consolidate the knowledge on USR & S from key practitioners of university and community from the ASEAN and Asia region; Identify and plan for the development of Communities of Practice in specific knowledge-driven areas that will address key challenges across the ASEAN and Asia region; and Document the current status of USR&S in the ASEAN and Asia region and discuss ways to move forward. Learn more>>

CU Expo2011 – Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action. Waterloo Region, Ontario Canada. 10-14 May 2011

CU Expo 2011In partnership between the Centre for Community Based Research (Canada) and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, CU Expo2011 will showcase the exemplars in Community-University partnerships worldwide, and explore and introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities. Objectives include:

  • To raise awareness about how to implement effective and innovative community-university strategies;
  • To showcase how best to incorporate global perspectives in addressing local concerns;
  • To create spaces where participants will develop strategies for action on common issues facing local communities; and
  • To leave a legacy of new and stronger global networks with a renewed understanding of the potential of community-university partnerships as a means for social action.

Learn more>>

“Regional Development and Higher Education – the Next Decade.” Brussels, 19-20 May, 2011.
PURE-BrusselsThe PASCAL Universities Regional Engagement Project (PURE) has now completed its pilot phase in working with public authorities and their higher education institutions in order to explore how best to develop useful and practical working partnerships. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss, with the PURE team and with PURE client regions, how the project developed, what it learned and how it might apply to your public authority, your institution or your professional body. The PURE meeting will provide insight into how engagement may best developed, what tools are best suited and, most significantly, how it may be progressed in a climate of austerity. Learn more>>

International Institute on Partnerships: "From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships." Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. 23-25 May 2011.

PSU logoJoin community partners, faculty, administrators, and students interested in deepening their understandings and practices of community-higher education partnerships. Through a blend of presentations from the field, plenaries and working sessions, the Institute will explore strategies to address persistent challenges, analyze promising practices, and examine research to advance the study of partnerships. Learn more>>

3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, "Make a Difference: Impacts of Service-Learning." Hong Kong. 7-11 June 2011.

Lingnan SL Conference 2011In accordance with the increasing awareness of Service-Learning, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) of Lingnan University, Lingnan Foundation, and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia have joined together to expand Service-Learning programs throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. The conference aims at gathering educators, students, government officials and service providers from around the world to exchange ideas on the development and the role of Service-Learning in making a difference in the society. Learn more>>

Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 14-16 June 2011

tn_globePresidents, rectors, and vice chancellors of Talloires Network member universities will gather in Madrid along with other Network leaders and partners to discuss the next five years of the higher education civic engagement movement. We will strategize about the future of the Network, develop proposals for new projects, assess the current state of civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education and share knowledge about implementing policies and programs that advance human and social development. Learn more>>

Featured Program

Bright Site of Sunnyside Service Learning Centre, University of South Africa, MacJannet Prize 2011 2nd Prize winner

UNISA-Bright-SiteThe Bright Site Project was established by UNISA in 2008, in consultation with community stakeholders, to incorporate service-learning, community engagement, and research and development of capacities. Establishment of a service learning site has provided alternative options for placements of social work students within the community engagement context. The site has also created opportunities for various academic departments at UNISA to become involved in community based research and applied research responsive to societal needs. This research is disseminated to the community as well as organizations functioning in the community to inform service delivery and decision making. Thus far, 15 NGOs have been assisted with capacity building through management workshops, debriefing support groups, counseling, and consultation services. Issues addressed have included unemployment, homelessness, integration of the refugee community, and xenophobia. UNISA also collaborates closely with UNHCR on refugee issues. Learn more>>

Resource of the Month

The Engaged Scholar Speaker Series

Engaged Scholar SeriesThe National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement invites renowned speakers to address issues related to the theory and practice of outreach and engagement, with a particular focus on community-based participatory research. Since 2005, topics addressed have included "Achieving the Promise of Authentic Community-Academic Partnerships," "Information Technology and Community-Based User Research," and "Engagement Through a Regional Looking Glass." Abstracts and video for previous presentations are available. Learn more>>