College administration

'Socrates in the Boardroom'

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Many professors believe instinctively that their colleges and universities are better off being led by presidents with genuine academic careers, as opposed to those

Insult to Injury

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Wounded already by budget cuts, 26 states are wrestling with midyear shortfalls that often require quick and undesirable solutions.

In Search of the Big Idea

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In a day of soul searching at TIAA-CREF's higher ed conference, college leaders wrestle with what lies ahead. A mix of optimism and fear ensues.

30-Minute Chat to Tenure

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A president says he'll interview every candidate before making a recommendation to the board and that he won't be a rubber stamp. Professors say this isn't how faculty members should win job security.

Holy Alliance

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Most colleges save CEO visits for courting big donors on the verge of giving big gifts. But the president of College of the Holy Cross cultivates relationships with the youngest alumni.

New Presidents or Provosts: Heritage U., Kansas Wesleyan U., Midland Lutheran College, U. of Texas-Pan American

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  • John Bassett, president of Clark University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed president of Heritage University, in Washington State.
  • Fletcher Lamkin, a consultant and former president of Westminster College, in Missouri, has been selected as president of Kansas Wesleyan University.
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  • New Presidents or Provosts: Alabama Community College System, Colgate U., College of Charleston, Mount Holyoke College

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  • Jeffrey Herbst, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University, in Ohio, has been chosen as president of Colgate University, in New York.
  • Freida Hill, deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, deputy commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia, has been named chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.
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  • Unnatural Enemies

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    Leaders of U. of California and its Berkeley campus say they share concerns of students who protest against them. Efforts to form alliances, however, are stymied by recent missteps.

    Suit: College Lowered Standards For Revenue

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    SUNY Cobleskill eased admissions and retention practices to get more tuition from unqualified -- mostly black -- students, a former dean says in a retaliation lawsuit.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Central College (Iowa), Kansas State U., Nassau CC, Regent U.

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  • Donald P. Astrab, executive vice president and chief learning officer at Brevard Community College, in Florida, has been named president of the State University of New York's Nassau Community College.
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