College administration

Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.

Flat Salaries for Senior Officials

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Median increase for top higher ed administrators in 2009-10 is 0%.

New Presidents or Provosts: Abilene Christian U., Ivy Tech CC, Marian U., Michigan Technological U., Purdue U., Texas A

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Layoffs Without 'Financial Exigency'

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One of the ultimate protections of being a tenured faculty member, historically, has been being immune from layoff in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. Under policies issued by the American Association of University Professors and largely accepted by higher education leaders, only institutions that declare "financial exigency" -- a state so dire that it "threatens the survival of the institution as a whole" -- can eliminate the jobs of tenured faculty members.

New Presidents or Provosts: Baylor U., Briarcliffe College, College of the Albemarle, U. of Michigan at Flint, U. of San Francisco, William Penn U., Youngstown State U.

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Challenges of Twitter and Plato

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College presidents are urged to embrace the latest technology -- and to engage in timeless philosophical debates.

New Presidents or Provosts: Arapahoe CC, Manhattanville College, North Carolina A

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A Private College Goes For-Profit

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Dana is sold a year after another Lutheran institution was sold. But new owners plan to keep tenure and the traditional, residential mission.

New Presidents or Provosts: Andrews U., Baruch College, Florida Atlantic U., Longwood U., Medical College of Georgia, U. of Montreal, SIT/World Learning

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Some Presidents Got Raises

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During the last year, many college presidents -- frequently as a prelude to employee salary freezes (or cuts) -- announced that they were freezing or cutting their own salaries. While such announcements became common, it turns out that a notable minority of private college presidents did receive raises, some of them healthy ones for a year of little inflation.

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