Provosts / Vice Presidents

In lawsuit, Texas Tech professor says his views on tenure have cost him promotions

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In an unusual twist, a Texas Tech professor is suing the university for allegedly denying him high-profile jobs based on his skepticism of a status most faculty members want.

Saint Louis U. faculty and board at stalemate over fate of president and vice president

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Saint Louis University president who pushed controversial reforms has lost the support of faculty, but still has his board’s support. How does that get resolved?

Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile

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While the percentage of tenured faculty members continues to decline nationally, the Sage Colleges worked to re-establish the practice in a bid to improve the institution's academic profile.

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism

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Colleges and organizations promoting liberal arts education, tired of being the anecdote for every article about the changing higher education landscape, are trying to find a way to get their message across.

Tepid endowment returns pose another revenue constraint to universities

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Finance officials say languid endowment returns are another revenue constraint for colleges and universities, driving more discussion about cuts.

Major turnover in research university presidencies could lead to unconventional picks

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Search consultants say dramatic turnover in research university leadership – including at least 11 major searches this year – is likely to result in more unconventional selections.

Reaction to UNC chancellor resignation shows influence of Virginia controversy

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In rally to support outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor, reflections of U.Va. controversy and lessons about the limitations of that kind of faculty support.

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

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Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Pennsylvania officials examining president's role on board in wake of Sandusky scandal

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Sandusky scandal has Pennsylvania officials examining Penn State president's voting spot on university board, a rarity among public universities but not private colleges.

Sallie Mae survey highlights a changing marketplace for students

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Recently released Sallie Mae survey shows decreased willingness to pay for some forms of higher education, but the news might not be as bad for all institutions as it seems.

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