Academic Leadership

After Settlement, U of Wisconsin System To Turn Over Syllabuses To Nonprofit

Wisconsin's public universities have agreed to turn over education course syllabuses to a nonprofit group reviewing teacher education programs nationwide.

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Promoting the Liberal Arts

In the movie “Idiocracy,” the world has degenerated to garbage-filled state where people don’t know basic farming. Could this fate be avoided by maintaining support for the liberal arts?

Smith College Taps New President

Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and a member of the founding board of edX, has been selected as the 11th president of Smith College (Mass.), effective July 1. During her time at Harvard, the HGSE raised $162 million, including two $10 million gifts supporting programs to develop partnerships between the schools of business and government and the education school. McCartney succeeds Carol T.

Right Leader, Wrong Campus?

Refining the presidential search process

As university presidents gathered at this fall’s conferences and seminars, the usual question of “How was your summer?” likely produced more than perfunctory, polite responses. It was a wild season for a number of higher education leaders. In June, the president of the University of Virginia was “temporarily” fired by her board for not being aggressive enough in pushing new initiatives.

Liberal Arts Colleges Forced To Evolve With Market

Today's increasingly career-focused students mostly aren't buying the idea that a liberal arts education is good value

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Ratings at a Price for Smaller Universities

For a certain kind of European, Asian or Latin American institution, the release of the world university rankings each autumn is an exercise in humiliation.

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Much Anticipated Report On U Of North Carolina Academic Fraud Case Due Thursday

Three months ago, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp tapped former Gov. Jim Martin to take a deeper look into academic irregularities after the transcript of two-sport star Julius Peppers suggested they went back at least as far as into the late 1990s.

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2-Year Colleges Await 4-Year Plan

Unclear if Snyder will OK bill to offer some bachelor's degrees

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