administrators

WICHE report highlights decline in high school graduates and growing diversity

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Decrease in high school graduates and growth of minority groups will put increased pressure on states to rethink policies and institutions to improve recruitment, retention and outreach to new student populations, according to new report.

Preparing for an unusually severe flu season, colleges draw on lessons from H1N1 pandemic

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Trying to head off a likely epidemic flu season, college officials are breaking out prevention and treatment tactics developed in the wake of 2009's H1N1 pandemic.

Adjunct leaders consider strategies to force change

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Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

Contract negotiations put Morgan State, University of Iowa presidents in tenuous positions

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Contractual changes have left two public university presidents in tenuous positions and highlight a growing fear of commitment among boards.

Carnegie Mellon wins more than $1 billion in patent case

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Jury awards record-setting payment after finding that Marvell infringed on the university's patents. Judge could triple the sum.

College presidents urge Obama to act on gun violence, pledge support

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Hundreds of college presidents sign open letters written by their colleagues, vowing to help Obama in curbing violence.

NYU vote of no confidence highlights divergent views of faculty role in governance

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Upcoming vote of no confidence in NYU president highlights a divide between how faculty members and administrators understand their roles in governance.

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

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Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

Franklin & Marshall targets charter schools like KIPP for new source of students

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In pursuit of students who would be a good fit for its rigorous, supportive, small-community environment, Franklin & Marshall is tapping into urban charter schools.

Big Ten expansion frustrates left-out faculty

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Conference realignment is notoriously secretive, but faculty -- some of whom are officially charged with advising on sports issues -- and others are upset they're not getting any say.

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