EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Author discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education'

Author discusses new book predicting significant change -- including demise of many institutions, and a reduction in number of professors -- in American academe.

Nearly 1 in 4 college women say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

AAU survey of 150,000 students finds that nearly a quarter of female students have experienced some kind of sexual assault in college. Survey backs controversial 1-in-5 statistic, but critics have concerns over survey's response rate and sample.

 

Parker Executive Search under scrutiny in recent searches

A controversial pick for U of Iowa's president and a short tenure for an athletics director at Minnesota who is accused of harassment have a search firm in common.

Problems mount at Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU

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Cheyney U, the nation's first black college, faces rising deficits, falling enrollments and a crumbling campus. Are its problems due to decades of unfair treatment by Pennsylvania, inept management or both?

Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Survey finds support by college presidents for free tuition plans

Survey finds half of college presidents back or somewhat back idea of federal infusion of funds to allow two free years of public higher education. Support exceeds two-thirds at public institutions but is less than one-third at private colleges.

Appointment of businessman Bruce Harreld as next U of Iowa president upsets faculty

Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously votes to appoint former IBM senior vice president Bruce Harreld as Iowa’s next president -- despite outspoken criticism by professors.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Changing search process and nontraditional candidate rankle some at the University of Iowa

A changing presidential search process and a nontraditional finalist are causing widespread faculty concern at U of Iowa.

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

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