administrators

UVa president's ouster centers on disagreement in pace of change

In a day of unusual protests at UVa, a board holds its ground, an ousted president defends her philosophy -- and differences illustrate debate about how speedily a great university should change, and who should decide how it does so. Divided board picks interim president after meeting of almost 12 hours.

Dartmouth investments in board members' firms raise questions about disclosure requirements

Allegation that Dartmouth's board behaved unethically when it invested with firms managed by members raises questions about whether disclosure laws should do more to discourage such behavior.

U. of Virginia president to leave over 'philosophical differences'

Teresa Sullivan, president for only two years, will leave position due to "philosophical differences" with board.

ACE panel calls for sustaining but changing regional accreditation

Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

Shift from branch campuses reflects changes in educational delivery and demand

Shift from local to far-flung branch campuses in some parts of the country reflects changes in educational delivery and demand.

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

Romney unveils higher education platform

The presumptive Republican nominee proposes loosening regulations on for-profit colleges, returning to bank-based student lending and consolidating federal grant programs.

MIT's quick president search is a lesson in how to shorten selection timeline

MIT's three-month presidential search suggests that with all the change going on in higher education, universities don't have the time or appetite for drawn-out selection processes.

Higher ed split on merits of patent company Intellectual Ventures

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Some colleges say Intellectual Ventures, a company that acquires patents, is a worthy partner and smart investment. Others fear the company's lawsuits squelch innovation.

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