administrators

Stephen F. Austin optimizes course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves

Facing a budget cut and clogged general education courses, Stephen F. Austin optimized its course schedule to add faculty lines that paid for themselves, and then some.

William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians over renaming award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder

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William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians' recent decision to rename an award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Grand Canyon U succeeds in second bid to go nonprofit

Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.

New University of Oklahoma president wastes no time with administrative overhaul

New president's deep cuts and broad reorganization are unusual for higher ed, even for a university saddled with debt and a cabinet some saw as unwieldy.

After Portland State police shot and killed a man, students call to disarm

Portland State campus police shot and killed Jason Washington Friday. Sunday students marched from Pioneer Park to the campus public safety office to demand they disarm their officers.

Pitt moves to rename building of public health school, which honors disgraced scientist

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After extensive study, Pitt moves to change name of building that houses its public health program -- a name that currently honors the U.S. surgeon general who oversaw the Tuskegee experiment.

Former Penn State president loses appeal in the wake of Sandusky case

Penn State's former president Graham Spanier loses appeal of his misdemeanor conviction for endangering the welfare of a child. He could spend up to 12 months in prison.

Departure of Justice Kennedy could erase Supreme Court majority backing consideration of race in admissions

He wrote key decisions on affirmative action and other topics that matter to colleges. Kennedy's departure could erase the Supreme Court majority backing the right of colleges to consider race in admissions.

Supreme Court rules against public-sector unions with long-awaited Janus decision

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High court says public employees don't have to pay regular agency fees to unions that represent them in collective bargaining and more, which could hurt faculty and staff unions.

Consortium of liberal arts colleges diverges on MOOC priorities

Four liberal arts colleges teamed up to work together on MOOCs. Their paths diverged, but the experience was far from a waste of time and energy.

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