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May 8, 2013 The Talloires Network Newsletter

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Rutgers University – Newark (USA)

Ruppin Academic Center (Israel)

Institute of Business and Technology (Pakistan)

Shah Abdul Latif University (Pakistan)

Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Pakistan)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (Pakistan)

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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 GearanMark GearanWith this edition of the Talloires Network Newsletter, I am pleased to share several exciting announcements.

First, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the 2013 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. The first place prize winner is the IMU Cares Program from the International Medical University in Malaysia.  In second place is the Programa Social (PROSOFI) at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogota in Colombia.  The Programa de intervención sanitaria en poblaciones vulnerables de la provincia de Córdoba at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba in Argentina receives third place.  The Selection Committee also awarded two honorable mentions to the Service-Learning Research Scheme (SLRS) at Lingnan University in Hong Kong and Humnawa at Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan.  Thank you to all of the member universities who participated in this year’s MacJannet Prize process, as well as to the members of the Selection Committee who contributed their time and expertise to selecting the prize winners. Please see the article below for more information about the winners.

Second, I am pleased to announce that, in a ceremony held at Tufts University on May 1, Santander/Sovereign Bank renewed its financial commitment and support of the Talloires Network, which has been tremendously beneficial to the growth of the Network over the past three years. I was honored to take part in the ceremony, alongside Tufts University President Anthony Monaco and U.S. Country Head and President and CEO of Sovereign Bank Jorge Moran. It was reaffirming to be able to share the occasion with many supporters of the Talloires Network’s work and the global movement of engaged universities.

Featured Profile

Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement: Lisa Anderson

by Lorlene Hoyt

Untitled1April signals the tenth installment of our Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement series. This issue features Dr. Lisa Anderson, American University in Cairo President and member of the Talloires Network’s Steering Committee. Learn More>>


Santander Renews its Commitment to the Talloires Network

130501_10647_santander084On May 1, 2013, the Talloires Network held a signing ceremony, during which Santander/ Sovereign Bank, represented by U.S. Country Head and President and CEO of Sovereign Bank, Jorge Moran, renewed its financial commitment to supporting the work of the Talloires Network and the global civic engagement movement in higher education.  Learn More>>

Talloires Network Contributes to Saudi Arabia Conference on University Social Responsibility

SharifahAt the request of the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia, the Talloires Network contributed to planning and conducting the 4th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education, “The Social Responsibility of Universities,” held April 16-17, in Riyadh. Learn More>>

2013 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship Winners

MacJannet logo smallOn behalf of the MacJannet Foundation and the 2013 Selection Committee, the Talloires Network Secretariat is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship!  Learn More>>

Critical Women Conference Video

A video of the conference, Critical Women: Women as Agents of Change Through Higher Education, held in Sri Lanka in March 2012 is now available through the Talloires Network YouTube account.

Talloires Network News

Engagement Australia Call for Papers – Autumn 2013 E-Journal

EA_logo_smallThe Editors of the Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement invite and encourage academic and professional staff involved in engagement activities to submit a paper for consideration in the Autumn 2013 edition of the e-journal.  Papers must be received by May 31, 2013.  Learn More>>

New Program on Civic Education in Russia

EWC logoThe European Wergeland Centre (EWC) has entered into a partnership with the Moscow School of Political Studies (MSPS) regarding a 3 year program on civic education in Russian regions. The program aims to strengthen the professional practice of educators as well as to draw the attention of the political and intellectual elite to the importance of promoting civic education at institutions for secondary education and universities.  The program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Learn More>>

Call for Papers: Ireland Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Given the growing interest in civic and community engagement in higher education, it was decided to devote the Spring 2014 edition of the All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J) to this topic.  The journal invites submissions on the topic of community and civic engagement in the form of research papers, reflections, book reviews, letters and reports. The deadline for submission is 1st October 2013.  Learn More>>

Nominations for Civic Engagement Award

The Washington Center invites nominations for its 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, through May 24, 2013. The award recognizes institutions achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through sustained and mutually transformational partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.  Learn More>>

Call for Proposals for CCPH Spring 2014 Conference in Chicago

ccphlogoCCPH’s 13th conference, “From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships” takes place April 30-May 3, 2014 in Chicago. The conference will draw hundreds of community members, faculty, staff, students, funders and policy makers from around the world and convene for four days of skill-building, networking and agenda-setting!  Session and poster proposals are due September 30. Learn More>>

Papers and Publications

Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality

Ed. Antonia Kupfer

GlobalizationGlobalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality addresses the global transformation of higher education in relation to changes in the labour market. It focuses on the relative impact of elements of globalisation on social inequality, and provides insights into the ways in which these general forces of change are transformed into specific policies shaped by global forces and the various national values, institutional structures and politics of the specified societies.  Learn More>>

Engaged Learning in the Academy: Challenges and Possibilities

by David Thornton Moore

Engaged LearningAdvocates of engaged learning in higher education through programs such as internships, cooperative education, and service-learning make strong claims for its value to students, colleges, and communities. But many mainstream academics either ignore or reject those claims, favoring more conventional forms of curriculum and teaching. Drawing on ethnographies of scores of student-interns and many years of professional practice, Moore tackles the controversy over whether first-hand experience is a legitimate and effective source of learning. He identifies both the pitfalls and the possibilities in engaged pedagogies and suggests conditions under which they might work best. Learn More>>

Citizens in the Present: Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas

by Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, and Norma Del Rio

Citizens in PresentAlthough media coverage often portrays young people in urban areas as politically apathetic or disruptive, this book provides an antidote to such views through narratives of dedicated youth civic engagement and leadership in Chicago, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro. This innovative comparative study provides nuanced accounts of the personal experiences of young people who care deeply about their communities and are actively engaged in a variety of public issues. Drawing from extensive interviews and personal narratives from the young activists themselves, Citizens in the Present presents a vibrant portrait of a new, politically involved generation.  Learn More>>

Authenticity in and Through Teaching in Higher Education: The Transformative Potential of the Scholarship of Teaching

by Carolin Kreber

AuthenticityAuthenticity in and through Teaching introduces three distinct perspectives on authenticity, the existential, the critical and the communitarian, and shows what moving towards greater authenticity involves for teachers and students when viewed from each of these angles. In developing the notion of ‘the scholarship of teaching as an authentic practice’, this book draws on several complementary ideas from social philosophy to explore the nature of this practice and the conditions under which it might qualify as ‘authentic’. Other concepts guiding the analysis include ‘virtue’, ‘being’, ‘communicative action’, ‘power’, ‘critical reflection’ and ‘transformation’.  Learn More>>

Upcoming Events

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13th AAU General Conference.  “Transforming African Higher Education for Graduate Employability and Socio-Economic Development.”  Université Omar Bongo.  Libreville, Gabon.  28-31 May 2013.

association of african universities logo2The 13th Association of African Universities General Conference will address the following sub-themes: The Connect Between Higher Education and Productive Sector; Graduate Employability; The Role of Organised Private Sector; Socio-Political Environment and Employability; and Funding Issues.  Learn More>>

First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education. University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.  30-31 May 2013.

The University of Barcelona (UB), the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) and the European University Association (EUA) announce the First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education. The conference will consider specific themes in Arab-European collaboration and compare recent higher education developments in both regions, including internationalisation.  Learn More>>

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)

2013_CSSE_ConferenceIdentifier_Victoria2013-Web-ScaleThe Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) is sponsoring a series of sessions on community engagement and community-engaged scholarship at its June 3-4 meeting in Victoria as part of the Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences.  Learn More>> 

Takaful 2013.  The Third Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement.  Tunis, Tunisia.  4-6 June 2013.

Takaful 2013 is organized by the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, Columbia University Middle East Studies Center (CUMERC) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The conference is structured to encourage interaction between scholarly analysis and the experience of practitioners, with the hope of contributing to sound policy and practice during this important time. Alongside presentations of original theoretical and empirical research, the Takaful conference also provides opportunities to reflect on cases of success (and failure) among practitioners in the civil society and philanthropy fields. Learn More>>

4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning.  “Service-Learning as a Bridge from Local to Global: Connected World, Connected Future.” Lingnan University, Hong Kong. 4-7 June 2013

aprc980_content_1Lingnan University announces the 4th annual Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning.  Keynote speakers will be: Prof. Andrew Furco (University of Minnesota), Dr. Mabel Erasmus (University of the Free State); and Mr. Chung Po Yang (The Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management and The Good Life Initiative Limited). Learn More>>

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>>

2013 PASCAL Conference: Local Communities in the Sustainable and Healthy Learning City Neighborhood and Community, Partnership and Learning.  Hong Kong.  18 – 20 November 2013.

pascal_logo-frontThis first PASCAL Conference to be held in Asia draws on the PASCAL International Exchanges Project, PIE to examine the direction, capacity and governance of cities. It is planned in partnership with the host Hong Kong Institute of Education and RMIT’s European Union Centre, with regional bodies such as ACUPEN, ASPBAE and EAFEA. Other partners include the Hong Kong UNEVOC Centre. The Conference will focus on present and future action, mainly within neighbourhood communities and in cities.  Learn More>>