College administration

College presidents harbor doubts about governing boards

Only 3 percent of presidents are strongly confident American colleges are well-governed by trustees, and a large majority of public four-year presidents would replace their boards if they could, survey finds.

U. of South Florida softens financial management plan after administrator resigns in protest

U. of South Florida vice provost steps down after budget measures upend his five-year strategic plan. With less austere measures now on the table, did he resign too soon?

NYU confirms end date for Sexton presidency

University confirms that John Sexton will end presidency by 2016, and abandons policy of offering favorable loans to top officials for vacation homes.

Derek Bok discusses his new book on higher education

Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.

Robert Zemsky's 'Checklist for Change' tries to get at what's holding back higher ed

Longtime higher education scholar Robert Zemsky tries to get at what’s actually keeping higher education from making changes. His answer? A lot.

Ohio State president steered state policy for two years thanks to a relationship with the governor

A personal relationship between Governor John Kasich and Ohio State's Gordon Gee has helped shape state higher education policy. Many institutions stand to benefit -- but Ohio State’s potential long-term gains stand out.

Museums look for university partners to put them on viable financial path

As museums face increased financial pressure, many are asking universities to either strike partnerships with them or even take them over -- moves they hope will stabilize finances.

UC business schools see different levels of resistance to innovation plans

UCLA wins approval to make M.B.A. program self-sufficient, which the school sees as key to long-term success. The UCLA plan remains controversial, but Berkeley’s Haas School has changed its business model with much less resistance.

UT-Austin president and admissions director discuss the Fisher decision

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UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.

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