Presidents / chancellors

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

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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

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

Accreditor's decision shows for-profits can still take over nonprofit colleges

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Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

E-mails show U.Va. board wanted a big online push

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Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

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U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

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

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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.

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