College administration

UNC presidential search in chaos amid charges of politicization and secrecy

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A governing board and legislature are at odds, a finalist's name is leaked and a presidential search is criticized as too secretive. Many in North Carolina wonder: Is the university's leadership becoming too politicized?

Illinois legislators scrutinize college executives' pay and exit packages

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A spate of higher education scandals in Illinois prompt the question: Is it time for states to crack down on executive compensation and exit packages?

Parker Executive Search under scrutiny in recent searches

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A controversial pick for U of Iowa's president and a short tenure for an athletics director at Minnesota who is accused of harassment have a search firm in common.

Problems mount at Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU

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Cheyney U, the nation's first black college, faces rising deficits, falling enrollments and a crumbling campus. Are its problems due to decades of unfair treatment by Pennsylvania, inept management or both?

Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

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New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Appointment of businessman Bruce Harreld as next U of Iowa president upsets faculty

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Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously votes to appoint former IBM senior vice president Bruce Harreld as Iowa’s next president -- despite outspoken criticism by professors.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

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Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Changing search process and nontraditional candidate rankle some at the University of Iowa

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A changing presidential search process and a nontraditional finalist are causing widespread faculty concern at U of Iowa.

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

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