Choosing the Core

Smart Title: 
New plan for general education at Harvard would put many of the selections in students' hands.

Rating Doctoral Programs

Smart Title: 
After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.

Law School Deanship Rescinded; Politics Blamed

Smart Title: 
Erwin Chemerinsky, leading constitutional scholar tapped to head California-Irvine's new school, is told he's too "controversial" (liberal).

Salaries Up 4% for Senior Administrators

Smart Title: 
For many job titles, raises were greater at private than at public institutions, but data was collected before economic crisis hit in full force.

Making Student Engagement Official

Smart Title: 
Robert Morris University has created a new dean position -- one exclusively in charge of promoting student engagement.

Liberal Arts in Jeopardy?

Smart Title: 
At a national gathering of arts and sciences deans, educators worry that a growing emphasis on employability and the bottom line might threaten their programs.

Brand for Hire

Smart Title: 
West Virginia Wesleyan College lets commercial education providers trade on its name, making some faculty uneasy.

Heading for a Crash?

Smart Title: 
Liberal arts tech enthusiasts brainstorm about solutions to liberal education's "broken" business model -- and decide technology may not be the key issue.

Dean of admissions

Date Announced: 
Thu, 08/18/2011


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