Higher Education Leadership

Talloires Network

The Talloires Network is an international collective of universities that are working together to move beyond the ivory tower, applying their human energies and expertise to repair the world and build healthy communities.  Committed to promoting the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education, the Network was launched at a conference hosted by then Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow in 2005, and has grown to 208 member institutions in 58 countries, most of them in the developing world. Tisch College serves as secretariat, together with Innovations in Civic Participation.

Read about the Talloires Network’s June 2011 conference in Madrid.

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN)

Initiated in 2005 by Tisch College and Campus Compact, TRUCEN brings together scholars from the many research universities that have undertaken ambitious active citizenship efforts.Through the annual meeting and other opportunities, TRUCEN members share their experiences and resources, and take joint action to promote engagement on their campuses and in their communities. Campus Compact serves as secretariat for the group.