U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

Penn State report says board didn't ask tough questions of administrators

Penn State report blames board members for not asking tough questions of administrators, raising the question: Does a successful president get too much deference?

Christensen's ACTA letter has some questioning reformers' credibility

A letter by education reformer Clayton Christensen sent through a controversial organization has some in higher education questioning the Harvard professor’s credibility.

Trustees are different than they used to be, and U.Va.-like clashes will be more common

Boards are different than they used to be. Expect more incidents like the one at the University of Virginia.

U.Va. board reinstates president Sullivan and prepares for strategic planning effort

U.Va. reinstates Sullivan as president and sets the stage for a major strategic planning effort to answer many questions facing the institution -- and all public universities.

Board vote today puts U.Va. at center of debate about public university governance

U.Va. board’s vote today puts it at the center of a nationwide debate about governance in public higher education institutions.

UVa board poised to reappoint ousted president, but not without objection

U. of Virginia’s board will meet Tuesday to reconsider president's ouster, but combative statement by board chair suggests outcome is uncertain.

Dartmouth investments in board members' firms raise questions about disclosure requirements

Allegation that Dartmouth's board behaved unethically when it invested with firms managed by members raises questions about whether disclosure laws should do more to discourage such behavior.

Davidson reconsidering requirement that president be Presbyterian

Davidson is one of the few Presbyterian colleges that still require presidents to be members of the denomination. Now the college's board is studying that rule and may overturn it.

Columbia trustee's column challenges notion that trustees should speak with one voice

A trustee's critical column in Columbia's student paper challenges the notion that private university trustees should speak with a unified voice.


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