College administration

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

As colleges struggle, some look to partnerships and mergers for relief

As institutions struggle with enrollment and money, more join forces or consider doing so. But sometimes a merger is really more of an absorption.

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.


Enrollment declines drove closure of Marian Court College

Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected.

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

Colleges of arts and sciences struggle with deficits as enrollment declines

At large universities, the colleges that provide general education and key majors are facing enrollment declines and budget cuts. Are the trends due to shifting interests of students or shifting priorities of administrators?

Ohio 2-year colleges to share administrators in bid to cut operating costs

Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.

University of Maine System considering umbrella accreditation for its 7 campuses

U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?


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