College administration

Stumbling Upon Secure Data

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Journalism adviser at Western Oregon University loses her job for how student newspaper staffers responded after finding file full of Social Security numbers -- on a public server.

The Changing Community College President

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At Virginia's Lord Fairfax Community College -- and 2-year colleges all over -- a newfound focus on alumni affairs and fund raising is changing the job description.

Looking Back on 60 Years in Academe

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Retired philosopher and Pittsburgh provost Rudolph Weingartner's book examines liberal education, the life of the student and the nature of teaching.

New Presidents or Provosts: Arkansas State U.-Jonesboro, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Hunter College, Northwestern College (Iowa)

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  • Greg Christy, vice president for institutional advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University, in South Dakota, has been selected as president of Northwestern College, in Iowa.
  • G. Daniel Howard, vice president for university administration and international relations at the University of North Alabama, has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.
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  • Phoenix's New Market: Training College Leaders

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    Many an academic has speculated about whether the University of Phoenix was poised to take over higher education. Even with a difficult year of late, the growth of the for-profit giant over the last decade has been tremendous, leaving small liberal arts colleges, public universities and others wondering what would happen when Phoenix came to town.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Ohio State U., Paine College, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Fe CC, Texas A

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  • Joseph A. Alutto, interim provost and former business dean at Ohio State University, has been named executive vice president and provost there.
  • Anantha S. Babbili, dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
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  • Access to Critical Blog Blocked

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    Web site devoted to scrutiny of former leader of College of Southern Nevada is shut down there and (temporarily) at his new institution.

    Making Higher-Risk Health Plans Palatable

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    U. of Virginia begins campaign to encourage employees to consider a lower-premium, higher-deductible option as interest in that model increases.

    Interdisciplinarity and the Science Classroom

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    Academic officers discuss what it means to think about science as a liberal arts subject.

    A Campaign of Many Grievances

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    Engineering faculty at Washington University in St. Louis submit petition to oust their dean, but it lists no specific issues. Beyond the signatures are a multitude of reasons....


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