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What We Do

The Talloires Network is building a global movement of civically engaged and socially responsible higher education institutions. We advocate for expansion of civic engagement activities and promote the most promising practices from our members and others in the field of higher education.

The Talloires Network

Raises the profile of civic engagement in higher education by:

  • Recognizing and promoting our members’ civic engagement activities on their institutional profiles and in our communications
  • Awarding the annual MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship to exceptional civic engagement programs
  • Issuing publications on higher education community engagement such as The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement
  • Shares news and information on the field of civic engagement by:

  • Gathering and disseminating the best resources and tools
  • Distributing a monthly e-newsletter featuring new publications and resources
  • Assists member institutions with bolstering their civic engagement work by:

  • Building regional capacity by partnering with existing associations around the world, working to establish new networks, and co-sponsoring events, such as faculty training institutes and student workshops
  • Providing institutional assessment and planning tools for members’ civic engagement activities
  • Notifying our members of grant opportunities for civic engagement programs
  • Connects administrators, faculty, and staff in our network by:

  • Organizing regional and global conferences to share ideas, encourage collaboration, and expand impact
  • Providing a list of Civic Engagement Experts, available to share their expertise and answer questions