EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Public HBCUs, facing tests on many fronts, fight for survival

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Public historically black colleges face stress on all fronts. Will some fail? Are some being deserted by their states?

Eastern Mennonite U. opts not to lift ban on hiring gay faculty

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Pressure grows at Mennonite institutions to end ban on hiring non-straight professors. Eastern Mennonite U., which many hoped was about to shift, declines to do so. But it leaves in place suspension of policy.

 

Contract reveals Arizona State U.-Starbucks partnership details

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Arizona State University's accord with the coffee giant reveals the university is banking on the partnership being a success.

Female provost is accused of repeatedly touching her male colleagues

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Former provost of Montana State-Northern is accused of touching male employees inappropriately, and dean who filed complaint says he faced retaliation.

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

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Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

Florida State U. faculty open new front in battle over presidential searches

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Florida State University faculty vote "no confidence" in their institution's presidential search firm and open a new front in the battle over picking presidents.

College group finally gives a senator its presentation on sexual assault

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American Council on Education webinar on lawmaker's survey on sex assault on campus -- secret until now -- warns institutions about "public relations risks" of responding and characterizes Congressional probes as a “mix of substance and politics."

 

Gay rights group's FOIA request for professor's research pits privacy vs. academic freedom

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FOIA requests regarding (another) U. of Virginia professor's research raise questions about email privacy and academic freedom yet again. And this time, the professor happens to be married to the university's president.

Study suggests research plays bigger role in faculty evaluations, student evaluations could matter less

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Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

Unofficial Internet campaign outs professor for alleged sexual harassment, attempted assault

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Controversial Internet campaign "outing" an unnamed philosophy professor for alleged sexual assault and harassment attracts praise and criticism.

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