College administration

Institutional Leadership 101

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Trustees' association releases report that outlines best practices for college presidents and trustees.

Rallying Around Gordon Gee

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Following article about pot use by wife and spending on his home, Vanderbilt chancellor gets strong support from professors and students.

Codes Don't Work

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After the anti-sweatshop movement grew on campuses a decade ago, a framework arose for resolving protests and making it possible for colleges to continue to enjoy revenue from licensing their logos for use on clothing and other products.

New Presidents or Provosts: Bronx Community College, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, South Dakota State U., State U. of New York, U. of Chicago

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  • Jim Carr, interim president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, has become the organization's permanent president.
  • David L. Chicoine, vice president for technology and economic development at the University of Illinois, has been named president of South Dakota State University.
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  • Faculty Challenge Loyola's Leaders

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    Administrators at Loyola University of New Orleans have had the unenviable task of picking up the pieces after Hurricane Katrina, which shut down the campus last fall. The university didn't sustain as much structural damage as those institutions located on lower ground, but it has seen a 30 percent decrease in this year’s freshman class and finished the fiscal year that ended in July with a $14 million budget shortfall.  

    Paying for Performance

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    More colleges’ presidential contracts include incentive compensation tied to specific accomplishments.

    The Hazards of Whistle Blowing

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    Lansing Community College fires its lawyer after he accuses interim president of misspending state funds.

    Wrestling With Ghosts From the Past

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    A university defends decision to hire a vice president with sexual harassment charges (and a settled lawsuit) in his background.

    Standoff Grows at Gallaudet

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    Hundreds of students take over main academic building as protests over selection of new president continue. 

    Endowment Envy

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    In last 2 weeks, 4 universities announced campaigns to raise at least $3 billion each. Those institutions will gain. Will higher education?

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