Presidents

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

Presidents say they want more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions

Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

At Capilano U., administrators seize a sculpture caricaturing the president

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At Canada's Capilano University, the administration confiscates a professor's work caricaturing the president on the grounds that it constitutes "harassment."

Community College of Philadelphia trustees hire president despite faculty concerns

Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

Alabama university limits president's love life

Alabama State University doesn't want its president to have live-in lovers -- and has banned it in writing.

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.

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

David Warren, longtime head of private college group, to retire

David L. Warren has led the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities since 1993, lobbying aggressively for his members and their students.

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