Governance

Getting Faculty Off The Sidelines

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Report from athletics reform group calls on professors to be included in major sports decisions on campuses.

Handling the 'Bad Apples'

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Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.

New Presidents or Provosts: Johns Hopkins U., Moravian College, Radford U., Spring Hill College, U. of Minnesota-Rochester, U. of the Arts, Wilkes U.

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Affirming Professors' Role or Denigrating It?

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At a time that many professors fear that administrators don't value tenure, the headline on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Web site seems like something that would draw applause: "Rensselaer to Review Faculty Governance to Strengthen Role of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty."

Leaks From Antioch

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Critics of decision to suspend college operations create online archive of confidential documents from the administration.

New Presidents or Provosts: Carroll College, Hilbert College, Indiana U. at Bloomington, New Mexico State U., San Bernardino Valley College

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Lawsuit Against Princeton Comes Into Focus

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Judge's preliminary rulings set the stage for a high-stakes trial that pits the university against heirs of a former donor who say terms of a gift haven't been followed.

Reaffirming the Right to Complain

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Southern Illinois faculty win agreement with university two years after their grievances about a dean were disclosed in what they saw as retribution.

At U. of California, a Systemic Governance Crisis

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Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.

New Presidents or Provosts: College of New Jersey, Colorado Mountain College, Lake Region State College, Mount Hood CC, Principia College, St. Norbert College, Vanderbilt U.

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