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Museums look for university partners to put them on viable financial path

As museums face increased financial pressure, many are asking universities to either strike partnerships with them or even take them over -- moves they hope will stabilize finances.

Wisconsin Stevens Point struggles with high faculty turnover due to low salaries

As Ph.D.s across the country look for jobs, some professor slots at regional universities outside of major cities go unfilled due to low salaries. U. of Wisconsin at Stevens Point illustrates the challenges.

 

Colleges consider how delay of employer insurance rule will impact plans to cap adjuncts' hours

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Surprising delay of key provision of Affordable Care Act gives colleges more time to plan and -- perhaps -- to get clarity from the IRS. But those that imposed caps on non-tenure-track faculty aren't lifting them, at least not yet.

UC business schools see different levels of resistance to innovation plans

UCLA wins approval to make M.B.A. program self-sufficient, which the school sees as key to long-term success. The UCLA plan remains controversial, but Berkeley’s Haas School has changed its business model with much less resistance.

Virginia audit seeks to find what's driving up college costs

Virginia audit agency is exploring cost drivers in higher education, placing an initial target on auxiliary services. The multiyear review could influence the national discussion, but finance researchers urge a more sophisticated analysis.

Groups call for big changes in recruitment and training of community college presidents

With a wave of retirements looming, community college leadership pipeline needs urgent repairs, report finds.

Collegiality experts advocate its role in personnel decisions

Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.

Adjuncts at Lutheran university win right to unionize

NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.

Communications consultants say athletics controversies are more difficult to manage

Gordon Gee's retirement in wake of a controversy that got major attention from sports media raises this question: Are athletics issues at universities fundamentally different from others that presidents face?

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