College administration

Degree Scandal at West Virginia Fells Provost

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As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.

The Spending Side of the Equation

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New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

New Presidents or Provosts: Bucknell U., Gustavus Adolphus College, Loyola U. New Orleans, Saint Xavier U., Tarleton State U., Texas A

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The Buck Stops Where?

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Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

Solution to Financial Woes: More Classes?

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Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.

New Presidents or Provosts: California College of the Arts, Cedar Crest College, Cleveland Institute of Music, College of the Redwoods, State U. of New York at Cortland, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst, Voorhees College

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California's New Community College Chief

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The California Community College system selected its leader last week: State Senator Jack Scott, a two-time community college president (at Pasadena City and Cypress Colleges) and lawmaker since 1997.

Searching for Strategy in Tough Times

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Course redesign, more merit pay and expanded outsourcing are among the ideas administrators and experts consider for how to manage colleges through economic uncertainty.

New Presidents or Provosts: Averett U., Cedarville U., Howard U., North Iowa Area CC, Portland State U., U. of Florida, U. of South Dakota, Vanderbilt U., Wayne State U.

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Honorary Degrees, Free Speech and Respect

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When a university awards a doctorate to a controversial figure, is the institution endorsing the free exchange of ideas or endorsing the person? Can colleges avoid the whole idea?

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