The Chronicle of Higher Education | Run Your Campus http://chronicle.com/section/Run-Your-Campus/73/ Advice :: Run Your Campus Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:13:47 EDT <![CDATA[Rethinking the Scale of Graduate Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141487/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rethinking-the-Scale-of/141487/ The declining numbers of applications should make us all think about what we might need to change.

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Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Much Turnover]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/141139/ http://chronicle.com/article/Too-Much-Turnover/141139/ How can we counter the "dismal and disruptive" pattern of fund raisers changing jobs after two to three years?

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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Rolling Stones and Graduate-School Management]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/140395/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rolling-Stones-and/140395/ A look at the benefits of mixing a few core, long-term members of the administrative team with temporary "guest artists."

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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Not What You Say; It's What Google Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139679/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Not-What-You-Say-Its/139679/ A few truths that administrators need to know about managing communications in a campus crisis.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Top 10 Mistakes in Recruiting Administrators]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/139351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Top-10-Mistakes-in-Recruiting/139351/ Here, David Letterman-style, are the main missteps of administrative-search committees.

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Mon, 20 May 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What We Don't Talk About on the Admissions Tour]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138901/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-We-Dont-Talk-About-on/138901/ Real, heartfelt stories about learning would inspire prospective students far more than another glossy brochure.

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Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Not a 2-Tier System?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138521/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Not-a-2-Tier-System-/138521/ It's time to blow up the old faculty career track and put something else in its place.

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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Faculty Members Can Lead, but Will They?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Members-Can-Lead-but/138343/ Academe needs a new breed of professors, who aspire to leadership roles.

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Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[We're Not a Hierarchy, We're an Ecosystem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137461/ http://chronicle.com/article/Were-Not-a-Hierarchy-Were/137461/ Graduate programs should ignore the rankings and find their niche.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sustaining the Doctorate in Theater]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137265/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sustaining-the-Doctorate-in/137265/ Leaders of two major associations defend the importance of Ph.D. programs in the field.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Are Low-Ranked Graduate Programs Good For?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136823/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Are-Low-Ranked-Graduate/136823/ Too many Ph.D. programs are too focused on what's going on above them.

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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Distress of Program Cuts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136675/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Distress-of-Program-Cuts/136675/ Why do so many faculty members claim to feel blindsided after a long-discussed reorganization is finalized?

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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Seeking a Different Sort of Leader]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Seeking-a-Different-Sort-of/136605/ Candidates espousing a consensus-oriented leadership style are having a tougher time making it past the preliminary round of a search.

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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What If We Made Fewer Ph.D.'s?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136083/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-If-We-Made-Fewer-PhDs-/136083/ In search of the "right size" for American doctoral programs, let's not return to the days when graduate education was dominated by elite universities and old-boys networks.

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Title IX and Babies: The New Frontier?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135936/ http://chronicle.com/article/Title-IXBabies-The-New/135936/ Time to start paying attention to whether your institution is guilty of discrimination against pregnant women and mothers.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Defense of 'Idiocy']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135938/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Idiocy/135938/ Rather than ridiculing academe's system of external review, we should do everything we can to maintain and strengthen it.

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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Elba Without a Waterloo]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134616/ http://chronicle.com/article/Elba-Without-a-Waterloo/134616/ A college president in his final year in office reflects on the job he held and the one facing his successor.

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Song of Vice and Mire]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134550/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Song-of-ViceMire/134550/ For all the good they do, community colleges are notorious for poor governance.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Cameo Role of a Presidential Spouse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134500/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Cameo-Role-of-a/134500/ Eternal vigilance is the price of being a Teflon spouse.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Discriminatory Word in Academic Job Descriptions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134268/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Discriminatory-Word-in/134268/ What exactly do institutions mean when they advertise for "energetic" candidates?

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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stamping Out Rubber-Stamp Collegiality, Part 2]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133721/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stamping-Out-Rubber-Stamp/133721/ An administrator offers 10 ways to decrease institutional debt and make college more affordable.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campuses Under Fire]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132223/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campuses-Under-Fire/132223/ How should administrators respond to legislation seeking to overturn bans on carrying guns on their campuses?

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stamping Out Rubber-Stamp Collegiality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131946/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stamping-Out-Rubber-Stamp/131946/ We have only ourselves to blame for the unchecked proliferation of courses and degree programs in academe.

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Tue, 29 May 2012 19:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accreditation and Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131577/ http://chronicle.com/article/AccreditationFaculty/131577/ It's time academics started paying attention to the increased governmental intrusion into academe's voluntary system of quality control.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Standing Out From the Crowd]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131141/ http://chronicle.com/article/Standing-Out-From-the-Crowd/131141/ It's a mistake for a state board to discourage competition between the public institutions in its borders.

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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Classes and College Completion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131133/ http://chronicle.com/article/Online-ClassesCollege/131133/ Community colleges have rightly embraced President Obama's completion agenda. But are they taking the right approach?

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Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:00:00 EDT