Leadership & Governance

In Fight Over UC-Davis Chancellor’s Future, Where Does the Faculty Stand?

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.


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U. of Texas Deals With a Law It Didn’t Want

Gregory L. Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin, doesn’t believe guns belong on campuses. But a new state law disagrees with him. In an interview, he explains how he set rules to carry out the law.


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How Choosing a Cabinet Helped Put One College President in Peril

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.


Leadership & Governance

Inside How Missouri’s Leadership Scrambled to Quell a Campus Crisis  

As protests over race grew at the University of Missouri in November, internal emails show a shaken administration trying to appease demonstrators, calm student fears, and assess a barrage of violent threats.


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UC-Davis Chancellor Says She’s Not Going Anywhere

Calls for her resignation over a revived controversy are missing the big picture, Linda P.B. Katehi tells The Chronicle.


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Video: When 16-Year-Olds Go to College

Ian Bickford, the provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock, describes what it's like to run a college whose students never finished high school.


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Video: Listening to Today's Students, Not Pandering

James A. Troha, president of Juniata College, discusses how he draws on his background in student affairs to meet students "where they are" about their college experience, and to improve diversity on the Pennsylvania campus.


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This Former College President Spent 2 Years in Prison. Here’s What He Learned.  

Four years ago, Peter F. Burnham pleaded guilty to misconduct and theft. He says many of his fellow inmates deserved a second chance — and he’s now looking for one himself.


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Litany of Controversies Leads to Calls for Louisville’s President to Resign  

The university has experienced a rapid rise during James R. Ramsey’s tenure. But a series of scandals has taken a toll on his presidency.


Leadership & Governance

With Few Working Years Left, Dickinson Chief Says She Wanted a Change  

Nancy Roseman’s surprise departure, three years into her tenure at the Pennsylvania college, carried the signs of an ouster. She says it wasn’t that way.

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Outside Review Preceded Dickinson College Chief’s Surprise Resignation  

The Board of Trustees commissioned a "360" evaluation, commonly used for corporate executives, to assess Nancy Roseman’s leadership.


Leadership & Governance

A Higher-Ed Needler Finds Its Moment  

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, long dismissed in academe as a relic of the culture wars, has a resonant message for disruption-prone college boards. Not everyone is happy about that.


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A School Focuses on Moving Students Into the Work Force

Dennis Di Lorenzo, dean of New York University’s School of Professional Studies, describes how recent changes at his institution aim to help more students get jobs. 


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Video: How One University Took Its Student Protesters Seriously

Ajay Nair, senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University, describes his institution’s unusually detailed response to activism over the campus racial climate this fall.



Leadership & Governance

Students Should Feel Like ‘Equal Partners,’ Says Missouri’s First Chief Diversity Officer

Kevin G. McDonald, who was hired on Wednesday, says he will bring an aptitude for building consensus and resolving conflict to the challenges that the university system faces.


Leadership & Governance

Video: Bringing an Anchor Institution's Resources to a Troubled Community

Jay A. Perman, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, talks about how his institution worked to help the city before the recent unrest there, and how it has intervened to help at-risk youth before they reach college age.


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Video: Getting Traction in Closing the Inequality Gap

The Education Trust’s president says colleges that are serious about helping low-income students succeed should make it their job from Day 1.


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3 Highlights From a Survey of Presidents on the Campus Racial Climate

Researchers with the American Council on Education analyzed more than 500 anonymous responses from chief executives at two- and four-year colleges.


Leadership & Governance

Video: Leader of U. of Phoenix Says It’s ‘Heads-Down Focused’ on Improvements for Students

The university faces declining enrollment, but its president, Timothy P. Slottow, says it will remain a relevant and valuable option for students.


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Video: Heading a University System With Nervous Professors

With the University of Wisconsin's board expected to vote soon on new  tenure policies, Raymond W. Cross, the system's president, describes the challenges he faces in both reassuring professors and making lawmakers more supportive of higher education.