College administration

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

U of Illinois releases inappropriately withheld emails on controversies over Salaita and Kilgore

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University admits some officials used personal email accounts to inappropriately withhold information sought in FOIA requests on Salaita and other controversies. Here's what the chancellor and others didn't want known.

College merger negotiations are long and complicated

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Negotiations to combine colleges are incredibly complex, as two Massachusetts institutions showed after abandoning a union that, while academically beneficial, would have been a financial drain. Here's how they reached that conclusion.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire responds to massive cuts in state support

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At a regional university far from Madison politics, administrators and faculty struggle to make huge cuts quickly while preserving what they say has made their campus mean so much to students.

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

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Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

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After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

As colleges struggle, some look to partnerships and mergers for relief

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As institutions struggle with enrollment and money, more join forces or consider doing so. But sometimes a merger is really more of an absorption.

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.

 

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