Governance

New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance

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New book from William Bowen and Eugene Tobin argues for more effective, nimble and collaborative approach to institutional decision-making, saying new models of shared governance are needed. Some of the authors' suggestions are sure to be controversial.

At Cornell's medical college, father passes board chair position to daughter

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At Cornell University's medical college, the daughter of a wealthy donor is replacing her father as leader of its board.

U. Illinois board receives report recommending reappointment of ex-convict

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A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?

 

Trustees told they need to step up their game or risk higher education's future

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Poor board governance could risk the future of American higher education, according to a new report by the Association of Governing Boards.

 

At William Peace, departing president is criticized by many but loved by the board

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The outgoing president of William Peace University has been criticized by faculty, students and alumnae, but still has the backing of the board. 

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

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In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

NYU establishes campuses and sites around the globe

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NYU reinvents itself as a "global network university," but critics at home question the creation of campuses in nondemocratic countries and the effect of rapid international expansion on programs in Greenwich Village.

U.Va. board tries to move past leadership controversy

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At first meeting since its leadership controversy in June, U.Va.’s board tries to move past mistakes and begin to confront emerging challenges.

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

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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

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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?

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