UNCG Joins International Talloires Network

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly

UNCG is known for community engagement and a global outlook. Those characteristics are highlighted now that UNCG is a member campus of the international Talloires Network.

UNCG ‘s membership to the Talloires Network places UNCG within an international community of universities that are committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Joining more than 280 presidents and chancellors across 69 countries, Chancellor Linda P. Brady has signed the Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education, a requirement to join the network. Dr. Penelope Pynes, associate provost for international programs, will serve as our university’s liaison to the network.

This additional resource and affiliation will be especially important given UNCG’s chosen QEP topic, Global Engagement, initially proposed by Pynes and Dr. Jerry Pubantz.

Pynes states, “I really appreciate the honor of serving as liaison for this international network. Both internationalism and community engagement are distinctive strengths at UNCG and I look forward to exploring how we can enhance both areas, linking them together more intentionally.”

More information about UNCG’s membership to the Talloires Network, as well as community engagement activities, partnerships and resources may be found at http://communityengagement.uncg.edu/scholarly-resources/engaged-resources.aspx#membership