College administration

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

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A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

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In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

Enrollment declines drove closure of Marian Court College

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Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected.

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

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Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

Colleges of arts and sciences struggle with deficits as enrollment declines

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At large universities, the colleges that provide general education and key majors are facing enrollment declines and budget cuts. Are the trends due to shifting interests of students or shifting priorities of administrators?

Ohio 2-year colleges to share administrators in bid to cut operating costs

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Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.

University of Maine System considering umbrella accreditation for its 7 campuses

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U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

Communication an issue for college administrators and faculty during era of financial change

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As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

Top administrators at Texas A&M asked to submit resignation letters to new president

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Texas A&M system chancellor asks top officials at flagship campus to submit letters of resignation before a new president starts. He says he's helping the new leader, but critics aren't sure.

Some presidents face steep learning curve with athletics

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When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

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