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IAU/CHEA Webinar on: The Future of Academic Freedom

 

17 June 2020

 

The International Association of Universities participated in a webinar on Academic Freedom. The webinar was hosted as part of the CHEA/CIQG webinar series. Academic freedom has emerged as an issue of profound importance during the past few years, especially as we have seen changes in governments around the world. It is receiving even more attention now, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the current social unrest around race and equity. For quality assurance, this attention to academic freedom has meant an expanded focus on this important subject, seeking to preserve and enhance this core value in colleges and universities through quality review around the world. The principle of academic freedom can be defined as the freedom for members of the academic community - that is scholars, teachers and students - to follow their scholarly activities within a framework determined by that community in respect of ethical rules and international standards, and without outside pressure.
The Webinar will debate the contours of academic freedom both as it relates to institutions and quality assurance: What rights and obligations are attached to it from a European, Latin American and Scholars at Risk perspectives, and how these concepts are being challenged today?

The speakers participating in this webinar are:

  • Hilligje van't Land, Secretary General at the International Association of Universities;
  • Robert Quinn, Scholars at Risk;
  • Marcelo Knobel, Rector, University of Campinas, Brazil;
  • Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;
  • Sjur Bergen, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe.

 

Webinar date: 17 June 2020

Registration for the webinar has now closed. Find the recording of the webinar here. The presentation available for download here.

International Association of Universities

https://iau-aiu.net/IAU-Webinar-Series-on-the-Future-of-Higher-Education-929


IAU/CHEA Webinar on: The Future of Academic Freedom

 

17 June 2020

 

The International Association of Universities participated in a webinar on Academic Freedom. The webinar was hosted as part of the CHEA/CIQG webinar series. Academic freedom has emerged as an issue of profound importance during the past few years, especially as we have seen changes in governments around the world. It is receiving even more attention now, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the current social unrest around race and equity. For quality assurance, this attention to academic freedom has meant an expanded focus on this important subject, seeking to preserve and enhance this core value in colleges and universities through quality review around the world. The principle of academic freedom can be defined as the freedom for members of the academic community - that is scholars, teachers and students - to follow their scholarly activities within a framework determined by that community in respect of ethical rules and international standards, and without outside pressure.
The Webinar will debate the contours of academic freedom both as it relates to institutions and quality assurance: What rights and obligations are attached to it from a European, Latin American and Scholars at Risk perspectives, and how these concepts are being challenged today?

The speakers participating in this webinar are:

  • Hilligje van't Land, Secretary General at the International Association of Universities;
  • Robert Quinn, Scholars at Risk;
  • Marcelo Knobel, Rector, University of Campinas, Brazil;
  • Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;
  • Sjur Bergen, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe.

 

Webinar date: 17 June 2020

Registration for the webinar has now closed. Find the recording of the webinar here. The presentation available for download here.

International Association of Universities

https://iau-aiu.net/IAU-Webinar-Series-on-the-Future-of-Higher-Education-929


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