Call for submissions for the SAR University Values Bulletin: deadline June 16, 2014

27 May 2014 | From partners

Scholars at Risk (SAR) invites submissions for the summer 2014 edition of University Values, an electronic bulletin featuring articles, essays, opinion pieces and announcements promoting discussion and understanding of university values, including values of access, accountability, academic freedom, autonomy and social responsibility. The impetus for the e-bulletin grew out of a series of workshops that the Scholars at Risk facilitated around the world over the past several years. Time and again, workshop participants expressed the need for a greater sharing of information across national boundaries about urgent conditions as well as best practices to help strengthen respect for university values everywhere. Previous editions of the bulletin can be viewed at: For the summer 2014 edition Scholars at Risk especially invites submissions relating to the presentations and workshops at the 2014 SAR Network Global Congress including: 

  1. Essays on the overall theme Freedom to Think, Responsibility to Act;
  2. Comments and experience relating to Workshop A, Protecting Scholars;
  3. Comments on the discussion in Workshop B, Preventing Attacks, on a proposed campaign to encourage greater recognition of state responsibility to protect higher education from attack; and
  4. Comments on the proposal in Workshop C, Promoting Values, on encouraging the use of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Higher Education Values as a standard practice in international higher education partnerships. For further background, see recent blog post on EAIE’s website (European Association for International Education) by SAR Executive Director, Robert Quinn, “Should an MOU on values be standard in international higher education partnerships?”:

Submission requirements:Email to:, subject line: “University Values Submission”. Length: We invite short articles of 500-700 words maximum. Longer articles will not be considered for publication in the e-bulletin. Topic: As outlined above.  In addition, submissions relating to other aspects of the general e-bulletin theme of university values are always welcome including news on important values-related events, situations emerging in your region or specific countries, or urgent appeals for scholars or universities in distress. Deadline: 16 June 2014 for anticipated June publication.  Submissions are reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis. SHARE:  Please forward the information to colleagues who may wish to submit essays or subscribe here.

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