The university’s leaders face a steep challenge in enacting the reforms that they promised after Baylor’s response to sexual violence, especially involving its football team, was found to be riddled with problems.
A petition urging the regents to keep the president in office has gained more than a thousand signatures. But some say the effort is misguided.
David Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, says colleges must become more “friendly” to low-income and first-generation students.
The university refused to comment on reports that Kenneth W. Starr had been ousted following a series of sexual-assault cases involving football players.
Santa J. Ono explains his decision to openly discuss his past battles with mental illness, including two separate occasions in which he sought to take his own life.
Yves Bradley, chair of the college’s board, describes attempts to save the college — including a last-ditch proposal to merge with another institution — and what it was like to decide that time had finally run out.
Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discusses the importance of university research and new projects involving academic scientists.
Carol Geary Schneider, who will retire in June from the presidency of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, describes what we know about a high-quality education and its greatest threats.
After protests rocked its flagship campus, the system is seeking an executive who possesses a broad range of qualifications. The question, one faculty leader asked, "is whether any human alive can meet all of them."
Darron Collins, president of the College of the Atlantic, explains how an institution of only 350 students can have an impact on innovation in higher education.
Wayne Frederick, president of the historically black university, says it needs to be more selective in enrolling students and choosing how to support them.
The president of the University of North Carolina system is in an unusual position for a higher-education leader, after the Justice Department said UNC was violating federal law by complying with a deeply controversial state measure.
The university has given Eric F. Spina, the new president, 10 months to learn from his predecessor, Daniel J. Curran, before taking over. In a recent conversation, the two leaders talked about the methodical changing of the guard.
Michael H. Schill, president of the University of Oregon, also talks about his plans to focus marketing efforts more on academics and less on athletics.
Despite her mounting controversies, many faculty members say Linda P.B. Katehi should stay on as the campus leader, while others are using the opportunity to voice different concerns.
Faculty leaders at Hope College say President John C. Knapp’s decision to ask his provost to resign caused friction with the Board of Trustees. Such disputes over personnel decisions often signal broader tensions.