Virtual Visiting Scholars

Carleton International assists Carleton faculty members to host visiting scholars virtually. These virtual research visits are not bound by geographical proximity, and allow for the continuity and flexibility of some types of research when travel is not possible. They are conducted in web-based environments using online communication tools for collaborating on research, projects, and various areas of interest.

Academic Freedom in Relation to Laws in Other Countries

Virtual scholars living abroad are subject to the laws of their local jurisdiction. Faculty hosts and virtual scholars must be aware that there could be consequences for accessing, discussing, studying, or sharing certain subjects and materials. These consequences could include punitive actions, such as blocking websites and monitoring internet access. We strongly encourage any virtual visiting scholars who may be exposed to this risk to take all necessary precautions so that they do not incur negative personal consequences as a result of their research with Carleton. We urge any visiting scholars facing these types of challenges to contact their faculty host immediately.

For any questions, please contact:

Yvonne Clevers
International Research Agreements and Mobility Coordinator
Carleton International