Administrators

NYU vacation home loans pay into narrative of administrative excess

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Compensation scandals seem to garner more publicity when the public sees some symbol of extravagance. That makes New York University’s current controversy about vacation homes potentially problematic.

Tenure disputes are at the center of another vote of no confidence rejected by board

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When Transylvania University's president deferred tenure for two professors based on criteria that had yet to take effect, it was the last straw for the already-frustrated faculty.

Survey finds pay for senior administrators is up

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Gains are larger at private institutions than at publics. Study by CUPA-HR also documents extent of special benefits for executives in higher ed.

Appeals court: HR administrator's controversial op-ed not protected speech

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Appeals court says University of Toledo had right to fire human resources director for op-ed questioning legitimacy of gay rights.

Cal State system hires UC Riverside chief as next chancellor

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Cal State taps Tim White, UC Riverside's chief, as its next chancellor. White will take over after California's voters consider a tax proposal with big implications for the cash-strapped system.

Illinois law will restrict universities' use of search firms

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Illinois law makes it more difficult for public universities to use outside firms to identify candidates for non-presidential jobs, but critics say it won't save money in the long run.

Survey finds 2 percent increase in mid-level administrative salaries

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Raises were larger at private colleges and universities than at public ones, survey finds.

Hogan's rocky tenure at Connecticut hinted at potential problems at Illinois

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U. of Illinois president's departure does not shock critics, who wonder why the university picked him after a rocky presidency at the U. of Connecticut.

UMUC faculty were unhappy with president before she was placed on leave

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At U. of Maryland University College, often held up as a model institution, faculty expressed concerns about president's leadership long before she was placed on leave last week.

California State approves a cap on salary increases for incoming president

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Under pressure from several directions, California State University trustees approve a ceiling on compensation for incoming presidents.

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