01 septembre 2013

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

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 IARSLCE is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE was launched in 2005, and incorporated in 2007. Our Mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system. Our objectives are to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education). The link address is: http://www.researchslce.org

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Lessons and challenges for higher education in Africa

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgThere appears to be growing willingness in Africa to provide better oversight to higher education institutions. But academics, including vice-chancellors, are “not taking up the challenge to domesticate and harness the spaces they are given”. This was one of the lessons learned at a convening of higher education leaders and researchers from across the continent.
Three recommendations flowed from the convening. One was for a continental summit on higher education, the second was for higher education to embrace an open data policy, and the third was to strengthen the role and effectiveness of higher education councils.
The “Higher Education Policy, Leadership and Governance Grantee Convening”, held from 14-15 May in Nairobi, brought together grantee organisations of the Carnegie Corporation of New York working in higher education in Africa. More...

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Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL)

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 The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) supports, educates and networks to ensure the effective growth of CSL in Canada. Our vision is students, educators and communities learning and working together to strenghten individuals and society. The link address is: http://www.communityservicelearning.ca/en/

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Dialogue series sparks conversations on transformation

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgTrustAfrica, a pan-African foundation launched six years ago in Senegal, has been organising higher education dialogues in several African countries to provide a neutral and safe space for conversations on higher education transformation.
TrustAfrica’s grantee project activity report on the Policy Dialogues Series on Higher Education in Africa was presented at a Carnegie Corporation of New York-sponsored convening in Nairobi on “Higher Education Policy, Leadership and Governance” in Africa.
Formed as a governance and policy organisation, the body has initiated a number of projects and processes, and been the catalyst for collaborations and partnerships.
Its higher education project offers a platform to strengthen the African higher education sector, and recognises the long-term presence of key players like researchers, academics, the private sector, civil society, policy-makers and various institutions whose work has been critical in shaping Africa’s higher education landscape.
TrustAfrica initiated the higher education dialogue series, under project leader Dr Omano Edigheji, in the hope that multiple stakeholders would unite to set the education agenda. More...

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Campus Engage Network

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 CAMPUS ENGAGE is a network for the promotion of civic engagement activities in Irish higher education. It is an initiative funded by the Irish government, through the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF 1). The current Campus Engage partners are: Dublin City University, National University of Ireland, Galway (lead partner), National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University College Dublin and the University of Limerick. The network aims to strengthen the relationship between higher education and the wider society, through promoting civic engagement activities in higher education in Ireland and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and resources between academic and civic communities. The link address is: http://www.campusengage.ie/

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Policy dialogue prompts new vision, more HE interaction

By Karen MacGregor. Ghana is to hold biennial national higher education summits in order to institutionalise regular interaction among stakeholders, following a recent high-level policy dialogue held in the capital Accra. Participants also agreed to formulate a tertiary education vision and plan for the West African country. The dialogue was hosted by the Ministry of Education and the National Council for Tertiary Education, or NCTE, in partnership with Senegal-based TrustAfrica, and was held in Accra in May under the theme “Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development”. More...

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Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA)

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 AUCEA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to fostering university-community engagement throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. We aim to achieve excellence in university-community engaged teaching and research, to further develop communities, and to shape our future citizens by working together – within and outside the higher education sector. We hope that the website will become an invaluable tool and useful resource for members to share learnings, to gain access to the latest information, and to showcase their success stories, as part of us working together. Join our quest to bring universities and communities closer together for the benefit of all. The link address is: http://www.aucea.org.au/

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Embracing religious difference in higher education

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Grace Karram. For the most part Canada is still a bastion of public post-secondary education. The majority of degree-granting institutions across the country are publicly funded, with government charters establishing their mandates. At the same time each province has at least one institution on the periphery of the public system that is private and faith-based, offering degrees for its particular constituency. Overall, these institutions mirror their larger, public counterparts in their governance and programme offerings. But every so often, issues of academic freedom or conservative student conduct policies spark heated debates over how much integration religious post-secondary education should have into the larger provincial system.
The current controversy over Trinity Western University’s potential law school is one such issue that has generated vicious criticism from both sides. The British Columbia university’s particular code of student conduct is seen by some as a reason to limit the institution from offering certain degrees and keep it at a distance from the rest of the system. However, a recent study on the province of Manitoba found that private, faith-based institutions can be effectively integrated into a provincial system through strategic university policy and institutional collaboration. More...

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Talloires Network

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 The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The link address is: http://www.tufts.edu/talloiresnetwork/

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China weighs the value of American liberal arts

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gerard A Postiglione, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In August, New York University officially started its Shanghai programme, welcoming nearly 300 undergraduates – 150 from China, 100 from the United States and 45 from other parts of the world. As NYU-Shanghai begins in earnest, let’s examine why China has enticed American universities to its shores.
[This is an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading higher education publication. It is presented here under an agreement with University World News.] More...

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