College administration

Doling Out Katrina Relief

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

Upwardly Mobile Academic: Kermit L. Hall

"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%

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?

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

Summers Postmortem, Beyond Cambridge

What does demise of his Harvard presidency suggest about academic leadership, faculty power and women in science?

Give Harvard Some Ideas

We asked some observers of the higher ed scene for out-of-the-box suggestions about the next president -- and invite your thoughts too.

Happy Days Aren't Quite Here Again

The state budget picture has been looking better lately, much to the relief of public college officials. Fewer states are pondering big budget cuts or tuition increases -- and more governors and legislators are able to sign off on salary increases, program expansions and building plans.

Don't get used to it.

Revolt at Case Western

Professors angry over growing deficits and "pervasive secrecy" will meet today to consider a motion of no confidence.

Risky Business?

Company's conference for senior administrators has some worried about whether vendors are buying access to academic leaders.

Case Western President Vows to Learn

Arts and sciences professors vote "no confidence" by margin of 131 to 44.


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