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Retiring professor says he's ready to leave academe and others should, too

Lots of faculty members are delaying retirement as long as possible. A Penn State political scientist says that's a bad idea -- and sets off debate when he follows through on his idea.

Robert Zemsky's 'Checklist for Change' tries to get at what's holding back higher ed

Longtime higher education scholar Robert Zemsky tries to get at what’s actually keeping higher education from making changes. His answer? A lot.

UC business schools see different levels of resistance to innovation plans

UCLA wins approval to make M.B.A. program self-sufficient, which the school sees as key to long-term success. The UCLA plan remains controversial, but Berkeley’s Haas School has changed its business model with much less resistance.

Georgia State tries new approach to attract more female students to philosophy

Georgia State will test idea that assuring a set percentage of slots on the syllabus for female philosophers will attract more female students to the discipline.

 

Collegiality experts advocate its role in personnel decisions

Collegiality is a sticky subject when it comes to personnel decisions. But some argue that a well-defined notion of collegiality could make for better department dynamics in the long run.

Colorado College's education major challenges whether disciplines still define the liberal arts

New education major at Colorado College, a thriving liberal arts college, challenges whether sector should still be defined by traditional disciplines.

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

The culture of scientific research needs a major shakeup to tackle the challenges facing society, a new report asserts.

Diversity plays positive and negative roles in University of Kentucky provost search

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After media scrutiny about all the white men in the University of Kentucky administration, two women and a Hispanic male are named finalists in the provost search. Can a public emphasis on diversity undermine the goal?

Academics born in India see growth in presidential ranks

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Indian-born academics are seeing their numbers grow in top campus jobs, reflecting internationalization trends over the past 40 years.

New York University vote of no confidence raises debate about ambitions and governance models

A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.

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