College administration

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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  • Carmen Twillie Ambar, dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, has been named president of Cedar Crest College, in Pennsylvania.
  • Stephen Beal, provost of California College of the Arts, has been promoted to president there.
  • Robert C.
  • 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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  • Debra Derr, vice president for learner success at Madison Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been selected as president of North Iowa Area Community College.
  • Tiffany McKillip Franks, executive vice president at Greensboro College, in North Carolina, has been named president of Averett University, in Virginia.
  • Joe Glover, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida
  • 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?

    When the Base Disappears

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    Political support wanes for West Virginia U. president, suggesting the vulnerabilities for campus leaders who lack academic credibility.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Maysville Tech

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  • Nancy Carriuolo, interim vice president for academic affairs at Rhode Island College and deputy commissioner/chief academic officer for the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, has been promoted to president of Rhode Island College.
  • Alan Davis, vice president of education at Vancouver Community College, in British Columbia, has been named president of the State University
  • New Presidents or Provosts: Eastern New Mexico U., Macalester College, Northeastern U., Southern U., U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Western Michigan U.

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  • Stephen W. Director, provost at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern University.
  • Timothy J. Greene, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Jamie C.
  • Paying for Exclusivity

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    One university's unconventional approach to outsourcing international student recruitment and services -- involving multi-million dollar payment from a corporate provider -- raises questions.

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