Presidents / chancellors

In renewed Obama push for higher-ed accountability, echoes of entrenched politics

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As the Obama administration reframes its pitch for accountability in higher education, the politics of getting it done remain unchanged.

New presidents or provosts: Cerritos Claremont Leeds Montgomery Schenectady SLCC Unity UT Washington Wayne State

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  • Sheila C. Bair, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in Washington, has been named president of Washington College, in Maryland.
  • Rick Caulfield, provost at the University of Alaska-Southeast, has been promoted to chancellor there.

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Fri, 07/24/2015

New presidents or provosts: Allied Brockport EMCC Golden Gate Hocking IIT Mansfield North Dakota Samford UMass

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  • Frances Bronet, distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, has been named provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Senate hearing features familiar tensions between innovation and quality assurance

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Senators seek guidance on how to encourage innovation without opening aid floodgates to "bad actors," and a group of 17 institutions with competency-based programs calls for a careful approach by policy makers.

2015 AASCU New Presidents Academy

Date: 
Mon, 07/27/2015 to Fri, 07/31/2015

Location

La Jolla , California
United States

Feds mull experiment on aid and accreditation for alternative providers

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Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute

Date: 
Sat, 07/18/2015 to Tue, 07/21/2015

Location

Austin , Texas
United States

New Presidents or Provosts: Big Sandy Durham Haverford Lincoln Northeast Miss. Riverside St. Joe's Salford Ursinus

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  • Kimberly Benston, provost and professor of English at Haverford College, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president there.
  • S. Brock Blomberg, dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont-McKenna College, in California, has been appointed president of Ursinus College, in Pennsylvania.

2015 New & Experienced Trustees Governance Leadership Institute

Date: 
Sun, 08/02/2015 to Wed, 08/05/2015

Location

1101 17th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington , District Of Columbia 20036
United States

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