U. of California taps esteemed Texas chancellor as president and unveils plans for smaller central office. But critics say board chair's backdoor search process proves regents don't respect university governance.
It is hardly uncommon for officials at organizations that have just hired new leaders to express great enthisiasm about the men or women they've just selected. It's a little rarer, though, when those expressions of satisfaction also ring loudly with wonderment, as if the organization is almost surprised by its good fortune in lassoing the candidate. And rarer still when the organization is widely viewed as a preeminent one that is accustomed to getting what it wants.
U. of California asserts that it would not comply with legislation protecting student newspaper advisers from firings over content disputes. Is it allowed to pick and choose which state laws to follow?
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed legislation that raises the limit on how much individual part-time faculty members can work at any one community college from 60 percent to 67 percent of a full-time professor's load.