Where Are They Now? SAR Program Analysis & Evaluation

Client: Scholars at Risk Network
Faculty: Katherine Bourne and Steven Schall
Team: Katherine Bleich, Claudia Espinosa, Armand Gunawan, Elly Merlis
Year: 2013

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. Founded in 2001, SAR is now at an inflection point in both its scale and services. The Capstone team executed an online survey with more than 200 scholars participating, and conducted in-depth interviews with selected self-identified scholars. The gathered data was used to evaluate the impact and satisfaction level of services rendered over the past 12 years and will be used to refine services and selection criteria, as well as to develop targeted candidate profiles. The project examined the experiences and outcomes associated with scholars who received different levels of service and produced results that will serve as a primary supportive tool in facilitating additional program partnerships and will enable SAR to significantly increase capacity and the number of scholars served by 2017.