Approved by the CASE Board of Trustees in November 2005
The university or college periodical publication, most often a magazine, is vital to the prosperity of its institution. By documenting the institution's vigorous culture on campus and off, the periodical engages its readers—alumni, parents, members of the local community, faculty, and staff—both intellectually and emotionally, nurturing a relationship that leads to participation in the life of the institution and continued financial support.
The periodical fulfills its mission best by exemplifying the values of its institution. It earns the trust of its sophisticated, well-educated audience through respect for truth, fairness, free inquiry, and the presentation of competing ideas.
The following principles are intended to assist university and college periodicals editors to fulfill their roles in a manner that will benefit their institutions, their profession, and the academic community as a whole.
College and university periodicals editors have a fundamental obligation to:
College and university periodicals editors are most successful at advancing their institutions when they:
These principles are intended to supplement and complement the CASE Statement of Ethics adopted by the CASE Board of Trustees in 1982.