WASHINGTON -- Call it couples therapy for higher education administrators.
The strategy may not be new, but few expected it to come out of Cobleskill, N.Y.
Fearing inflation and U.S. debt, University of Texas investment arm adds gold to portfolio – and its officials suggest others have privately done the same.
Association of Governing Boards touts its expertise as it starts new business, but some potential competitors say conflicts of interest may emerge.
A long-established position within academe now requires amorphous blend of fund-raising prowess, big picture thinking, budget savvy and entrepreneurship.
Virginia's "restructured" universities are billed as examples of autonomous public colleges, but some say state has broken pledges and raided their funds in budget crunch.
Anecdotal reports show endowments rebounding, but getting back to pre-recession levels remains a challenge.
As budget anxieties persist, some universities address years of stagnant wages with one-time salary boosts instead of permanent raises.
Many colleges now see branding campaigns as a competitive necessity, but it's a tricky task that seems invariably to invite critics.
Hiring provosts who will be immediately charged with budget-cutting presents dilemma for presidents, who debate whether task is best suited for someone new.
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