College administration

Bard College faces liquidity (and strategy) questions

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Bard College takes (another) ratings downgrade on liquidity concerns. Can leaders keep defying the conventional financial wisdom?

Universities struggle with spate of contested presidential ousters

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Presidents are facing more scrutiny and capturing headlines as they fight publicly with boards for their jobs.

Former professor at Southern Maine returns as provost after being laid off

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Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.

Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

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Experts praise a proposed arrangement -- which system officials avoid calling the "M-word" -- but faculty members on the affected campuses worry about local identity.

Temple U board announces plan to remove president just weeks after he removed provost

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Weeks after the president ousted the provost, the board says it will remove the president.

UC Davis chancellor placed on leave over employment of daughter-in-law and son

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Linda Katehi has held on as chancellor despite numerous controversies, but she is placed on leave over issues related to employing her daughter-in-law.

After being denied permission, RPI students protest student union policy

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What started as a movement about changes to the student union turned into a debate about free speech.

Controversy at UC Davis escalates into wider debate on presidents on corporate boards

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Controversy over Davis chancellor's brief membership on DeVry board escalates into broader debate over a common practice.

Accreditor demands answers from Mount St. Mary's on numerous standards

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Accreditor orders university to provide answers on how recent developments may place it out of compliance with one requirement and four standards.

Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues

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University announces major strategic planning initiative to address long-term budgetary concerns. Is it a canary in the coal mine or will it emerge as a model for other institutions seeking similar solutions?

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