Working Groups

Posted April 15, 2016

Scholars at Risk coordinates working groups to convene academics and students from around the world for collaborative research and advocacy on pressing issues related to academic freedom and higher education.

Promoting Higher Education Values (PHEV)

Healthy higher education communities matter enormously. They are engines of knowledge production, discovery, innovation, skills development, cultural preservation, and national progress. But to be healthy, higher education communities must be grounded in core values – equitable access, accountability, academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and social responsibility. PHEV works to frame and facilitate discussion about higher education values and their implementation in a wide range of settings.

The Promoting Higher Education: A Guide for Discussion, a SAR publication, urges proactive examination of values issues and the development of “ritualizing” practices that can build respect and understanding. It suggests frameworks for exploring multilayered values issues and urges the development of a wider range of responses to incidents. Its companion publication, Promoting Higher Education Values: Workshop Supplement, includes sample exercises and questions for discussion, for use by individuals or in guided seminars, workshops, and other public and private settings. To learn more, please contact us by email.