College administration

Degree Scandal at West Virginia Fells Provost

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As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.

The Spending Side of the Equation

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New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

New Presidents or Provosts: Bucknell U., Gustavus Adolphus College, Loyola U. New Orleans, Saint Xavier U., Tarleton State U., Texas A

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  • F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Heidelberg College, in Ohio, has been selected as president of Tarleton State University, in Texas.
  • Angela Durante, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of sociology, and academic associate to the provost at Lewis University, in Illinois, has been appointed provost at Saint Xavier University, also in Illinois.
  • Dan R.
  • The Buck Stops Where?

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    Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

    Solution to Financial Woes: More Classes?

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    Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.

    New Presidents or Provosts: California College of the Arts, Cedar Crest College, Cleveland Institute of Music, College of the Redwoods, State U. of New York at Cortland, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst, Voorhees College

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  • Carmen Twillie Ambar, dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, has been named president of Cedar Crest College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Stephen Beal, provost of California College of the Arts, has been promoted to president there.
  • Robert C.
  • California's New Community College Chief

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    The California Community College system selected its leader last week: State Senator Jack Scott, a two-time community college president (at Pasadena City and Cypress Colleges) and lawmaker since 1997.

    Searching for Strategy in Tough Times

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    Course redesign, more merit pay and expanded outsourcing are among the ideas administrators and experts consider for how to manage colleges through economic uncertainty.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Averett U., Cedarville U., Howard U., North Iowa Area CC, Portland State U., U. of Florida, U. of South Dakota, Vanderbilt U., Wayne State U.

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  • Debra Derr, vice president for learner success at Madison Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been selected as president of North Iowa Area Community College.
  • Tiffany McKillip Franks, executive vice president at Greensboro College, in North Carolina, has been named president of Averett University, in Virginia.
  • Joe Glover, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida
  • Honorary Degrees, Free Speech and Respect

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    When a university awards a doctorate to a controversial figure, is the institution endorsing the free exchange of ideas or endorsing the person? Can colleges avoid the whole idea?


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