Provosts / Vice Presidents

Faculty startled by abrupt resignation of chancellor at Rutgers flagship

Chancellor at Rutgers's flagship campus resigns after a year, an unusually short tenure at a university already juggling its share of changes.

Penn announces online master's degree on Coursera platform

Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Maintaining online courses into maturity requires substantial investment

The cost of maintaining an online course for several years can eventually outstrip the launch cost -- but the investment might just pay off.

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.

Drawing the line between policy and personality on Twitter

A student newspaper at the University of British Columbia has criticized President Santa Ono for mixing policy statements with personal views on social media. The president has been uncharacteristically quiet in response.

Timing and tone are key to a college president's response to controversial speakers on campus

Knowing when and how to publicly disavow and disagree with a campus speaker is a skill all college presidents need. Experts say timing and tone are key.

Debate over graduation rates at Rio Salado, the largely online community college

The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Connecticut ponders future of online education as distance learning consortium closes

The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium served the state's online initiatives for two decades. Now the challenge -- or opportunity -- for the institutions is to continue that work as the consortium closes.

Tennessee chancellor dismissed abruptly; president cites 'poor performance'

Unusually public, harsh dismissal letter for Beverly Davenport cites "unsatisfactory performance" across many realms.

Online programs can contribute to better outcomes, lower costs and more access, new report asserts

Digital learning can make high-quality education more affordable and efficient, according to case studies of six prominent online portfolios.

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