Private college presidents' draft list of essential qualities for institutions leaves off tenure

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Panel of private college presidents, preparing list of key qualities for their institutions, see tenure as "negotiable."

Should the president be held responsible for scandals at the University of Louisville?

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A series of scandals in Louisville ask the question: At what point is a university president culpable?

2016 In-and-Out List

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A look at what happened in 2015 and what's to come in 2016 with Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual in-and-out list.

U Wisconsin faculty say they'd want to leave state if tenure were ended

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Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

University of Iowa leader apologizes for saying teachers without lesson plans should be shot

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Iowa's new president apologizes for "unfortunate" off-the cuff remark.

Job ad at U of Louisville raises questions about considering race in faculty hires

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Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards

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New England accreditor says it's trying to update its standards, but many adjunct activists fear changes would undercut efforts to protect those off the tenure track.

Campus police use of semiautomatic rifles increasingly common at colleges

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Northeastern University butts heads with local police over its decision to arm campus officers with semiautomatic rifles, but the practice is increasingly commonplace for college law enforcement agencies.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

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At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.


Report outlines trustee frustrations over transparency and finances

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Board members at comprehensive universities are often frustrated by their own lack of knowledge or understanding about the institutions they're tasked with leading, a new report finds.


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