Governance

Oh Governor, Where Art Thou?

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Gov. Pat Quinn was quick to intervene when an admissions scandal broke at the prestigious University of Illinois, but he's yet to respond to problems at long-troubled Chicago State.

A Trustee Calls the Plays

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Florida State board chairman says it's time for the university's longtime football coach to go, arguably ignoring state and national guidelines about interference in sports programs.

President Resigns, Stevens Settles With N.J.

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Technology institute agrees to governance chances to resolve lawsuit brought by state attorney general; board chairman keeps job.

Efficiency from Incompetence

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Hatched amid public conflict between board and employees, plan to redesign large Arizona community college district aims to heal institutional wounds.

Finances First

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Amid complaints that faculty and others were excluded from search for new president -- an accountant with no advanced degree -- trustees at private college say fiscal concerns trumped all.

A Cure For Meetings?

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Ohio State experiment suggests that wikis could let professors make decisions more collaboratively without gathering in the same room.

Stuck in the Middle

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Two senior administrators at Kansas university gave regents information about the president -- who they say then fired them for doing so.

Grudge Match

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A conflict between the board and president at Daytona State College, in Florida, has caught the attention of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Now, after a faculty member complained that the board is overstepping its bounds and interfering with the college’s daily operations, the accreditor wants answers from the sparring parties.

Rallying for Shared Governance

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WASHINGTON -- A few years ago, organizers at the American Association of University Professors had to cancel a conference on shared governance for lack of interest. This year, they gave it another shot and were pleasantly surprised, to say the least: applications flooded in and they ultimately had to turn people away.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

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When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

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