College administration

Peripatetic President

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Gordon Gee stuns Vanderbilt -- site of his fifth presidency -- by quitting to return to Ohio State, site of his third and soon-to-be sixth.

Gee's Ironclad Contract

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Overstaying his welcome hasn't been a problem for E. Gordon Gee in his presidencies. But his new contract with Ohio State University, which last week lured him away from Vanderbilt University, is notable in part for its duration. The term sheet for the agreement indicates that the contract could easily be for 10 years -- a duration in a single contract that is highly unusual for a public university president.

Faculty Communication 101

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Christopher J. Loving, who runs leadership workshops for academic leaders, shares reasons why faculty relationships go sour.

'Institutionalizing' Interdisciplinary Research

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As interest in interdisciplinary research continues to increase, colleges still don’t have answers to critical questions about the best ways to support and encourage collaboration across the disciplines. How can a department fairly evaluate interdisciplinary research in promotion and tenure decisions, for example? How can an institution raise money for interdisciplinary endeavors within a system designed to fund raise for individual schools and colleges?

A Presidential Search Reclaimed

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Board chair at the College of Lake County was poised to quit trustee position to be named president -- but following faculty outrage, he reconsiders.

Who Should Control Antioch?

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After announcing resignation, president of college calls for autonomy from university -- giving new force to governance debate.

Examining Vendor-College Ties

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Business officers' group plans review of corporate involvement in its own meeting and "best practices" governing relationships between colleges and companies.

Turmoil at Another Progressive College

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Supporters of New College of California say a complete change in administration could save it.

Discouraging 'Course Fishing'

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Policies that allow students to try out courses and drop them by a certain deadline are a time-honored way for colleges to encourage students to sign up for classes they're not sure about or get out of ones they don't like. But the policies are sometimes manipulated by students hunting for easy A's or a sure-to-pass course in ways that can cause headaches for faculty and administrators.

A Quid Pro Quo Gone Wrong?

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Ousted president of New College of California admits special treatment for student who promised a $1 million gift. Were grades bought?

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