Chief executives / executive directors

Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests

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Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.

Complete College America steps up remedial reform calls

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Complete College America enlists other groups in spelling out its call for immediate and fundamental changes to remedial education.

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges

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New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

A cultural change tears a Georgia Baptist college apart

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After exodus of faculty members and deans who couldn't meet newly imposed religious standards, some wonder if a Baptist college in Georgia is forever changed.

Faculty panel throws roadblock at plan for 'self-sufficiency' in UCLA b-school

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Key faculty panel issues scathing report that could stand in the way of UCLA business school's controversial "self-sufficiency" plan -- an idea that critics view as privatization.

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?

Trustees are different than they used to be, and U.Va.-like clashes will be more common

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Boards are different than they used to be. Expect more incidents like the one at the University of Virginia.

Joyce Carol Oates's new novel, Mudwoman, highlights the struggles of a female university president

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In new novel, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates depicts the struggles -- both external and psychological -- of a university's first female president.

LSU president's dismissal shows influence of politics in university leadership

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LSU system president's dismissal shows that politics might limit what public university leaders say in public. Does that change what makes for a good president?

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