College administration

How Productive Is Your Program?

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New company sells universities tool to evaluate faculty output and departmental quality, but ratings are secret.

A New Baptist Higher Education

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Incoming president at Mercer U. says religious institutions can embrace academic freedom and still keep their values.

Key Harvard Dean Will Leave Post

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William Kirby will return to teaching amid grumbling over curricular review and reported split with Summers.

Share and Share Alike

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Some colleges that took in Katrina-displaced students forgo federal funds so others can get more. Other colleges seek every penny.

Did Katrina Blow Away Layoff Guidelines?

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AAUP questions whether Tulane handled cuts appropriately and starts to look into other New Orleans institutions as well.

The Cost of Trimming

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West Virginia Wesleyan -- to distress of some professors -- deals with enrollment drops by cutting physics and math majors.

Doling Out Katrina Relief

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Louisiana announces formula for giving out relief funds for colleges provided by Congress.

Upwardly Mobile Academic: Kermit L. Hall

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"Upwardly Mobile Academic" consists of brief e-mail interviews with newly named presidents about their career paths and philosophies. Kermit L. Hall has just been named president of the State University of New York at Albany. A historian of the federal court system, Hall has been president of Utah State University since 2000.

Q: You were selected for the Albany job after missing out on the University of Tennessee presidency, a search in which you criticized the process. Can you compare the two search processes?

Administrators' Salaries Are Up 3.5%

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Administrators' raises are getting larger again. The median salary increased by 3.5 percent during this academic year, compared to a 3.3 percent last year and a 2.5 percent increase the previous year. The 3.5 percent increase equals that of 2002-3.

The data are from an annual survey conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, which has been releasing annual data on administrative salaries since 1967 and released the latest information today.

Summers on the Ropes?

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Reports circulate that board members are considering whether Harvard needs a change at the top.


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