Governance

Holding Trustees Accountable

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Statement lays out common responsibilities for college governing board members, to prod them and reassure higher education's critics.

Going After 'Double Dippers'

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It's an oddity of Alabama's governance structure that a college administrator who serves below the president could be in a position to direct funds to the institution and its leaders -- his or her bosses. In other words, the state allows employees of colleges and other public entities to also serve in government -- creating what has long been a sticky situation.

A Flood of Censure

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AAUP condemns 6 institutions -- 4 for treatment of faculty post-Katrina -- and lifts sanctions against 2 universities.

Getting Faculty Off The Sidelines

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Report from athletics reform group calls on professors to be included in major sports decisions on campuses.

Handling the 'Bad Apples'

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Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.

New Presidents or Provosts: Johns Hopkins U., Moravian College, Radford U., Spring Hill College, U. of Minnesota-Rochester, U. of the Arts, Wilkes U.

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  • Sean T. Buffington, associate provost for arts and culture and director of cultural programs at Harvard University, in Massachusetts, has been named president of the University of the Arts, in Pennsylvania.
  • Kristina M.
  • Affirming Professors' Role or Denigrating It?

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    At a time that many professors fear that administrators don't value tenure, the headline on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Web site seems like something that would draw applause: "Rensselaer to Review Faculty Governance to Strengthen Role of Tenured, Tenure-Track Faculty."

    Leaks From Antioch

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    Critics of decision to suspend college operations create online archive of confidential documents from the administration.

    New Presidents or Provosts: Carroll College, Hilbert College, Indiana U. at Bloomington, New Mexico State U., San Bernardino Valley College

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  • Waded Cruzado-Salas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University, has been appointed executive vice president and provost there.
  • Debra Daniels, district vice president of academics and student affairs at Polk Community College, in Florida, has been named president of San Bernardino Valley College.
  • Karen Hanson, dean of the Hutton Honors College and Rudy Profes
  • Lawsuit Against Princeton Comes Into Focus

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    Judge's preliminary rulings set the stage for a high-stakes trial that pits the university against heirs of a former donor who say terms of a gift haven't been followed.

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