Presidents / chancellors

Lafayette conference focuses on shifting conversation about liberal arts' value

While recognizing looming challenges, elite liberal arts college presidents think their best course is to continue to do what they do best and try to change the conversation about educational value.

Lafayette conference shows concern about liberal arts colleges' economic future

At a conference this week, it is clear that elite liberal arts colleges are concerned about the future, and silver bullets are hard to find.

San Jose State University gets more selective, reluctantly

San Jose State University gets more selective for local students, citing budget cuts and enrollment pressure, while 15 other Cal State campuses are at least partially overcrowded.

Public universities will take on more debt as states decrease spending on capital projects

With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.

Augustana retreat an exercise in collective governance

Augustana College president tries to give professors a voice in institutional governance at a time when faculty members across the country feel marginalized.

College presidents are older, whiter, more likely to come from outside academe

Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.

 

Mount Holyoke and a handul of other private colleges freeze tuition for next year

Mount Holyoke joins a short -- but longer than usual -- list of colleges to freeze tuition. Moves could signal awareness of a limit to families' willingness to pay high sticker prices.

Giving to colleges grew 8.2 percent in 2011

Donations to universities grew by 8.2 percent in the 2011 fiscal year, but wealthy institutions received the overwhelming majority of gifts.

UC system weighs shift in tuition payments to after graduation

Proposal being weighed by University of California to shift student payments to after graduation and tie them to income would be a dramatic change in how education is financed.

Kean University president faces questions about his academic record

The controversial president of Kean University is facing questions from faculty members about the veracity of academic records dating back almost 30 years.

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