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U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

U of Texas political tensions to come to a head in legislative hearings this spring

Years of tension between state policy makers and administrators at the University of Texas at Austin could come to a head in a series of legislative battles this spring.

Meningitis shot's impact on community college enrollment in Texas

Community college enrollments in Texas level off, and newly required meningitis vaccinations (and associated fees and hassles) might be part of the cause.

Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms

Overlap in agendas for governors of Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas hints at a new Republican approach to higher education.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Report reveals divergent views on where to take U. of North Texas at Dallas

Divergent views by consultants and faculty members on where to take the U. of North Texas at Dallas, a high-profile experiment in rethinking higher education, present a challenge for administrators.

U. of Texas system adopts a performance pay system for campus presidents

U. of Texas System adopts a performance pay system for presidents and other administrators, a move that could signal a new strategy in executive compensation -- and, critics fear, skew priorities.

Gates foundation nixes funding for Texas completion project

The Gates Foundation gives Texas community colleges the boot in Completion by Design project. State officials are surprised and disappointed by the decision, but vow to continue work.

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

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