College, Inc.: Administration


Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012

U-Va. parent: Online learning is an oxymoron

The university’s foray into online education gives one parent pause.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012

U-Va. leaders appear not to have known of looming online deal

Could the painful campus debate about online education been averted?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, online education

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Sullivan: U-Va. more united than ever

With the president reinstated, university leaders say the recent “near-death experience” has made the institution stronger.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas, UVA

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Are Va. college trustees groomed for activism?

Some in academia are miffed that the leader of a group that promotes activism by governing boards spoke at a Virginia board orientation last fall.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Zeithaml takes interim U-Va. role under fire, says he didn’t support decision to remove Sullivan

He turned the job down twice before agreeing to step in as interim president, and says he didn’t support the Board of Visitors decision to oust Teresa Sullivan.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Carl Zeithaml

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

E-mails show U-Va. board leaders planning Teresa Sullivan’s exit

Board members share clippings about the coming online revolution in higher education.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Teresa Sullivan’s deputies praise U-Va. board as ‘resolute’

In a note, the U-Va. provost and chief operating officer praise calm and applaud those on the Grounds who have responded to the president’s abrupt resignation with “optimism”.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Teresa Sullivan ouster: 33 faculty leaders protest her dismissal from University of Virginia presidency

The letter from 33 department chairs and program directors urges the university’s Board of Visitors to “reopen discussion” with the ousted leader.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Yoke San Reynolds, U-Va.’s retiring vice president, saved the university nearly $1 billion

The university’s vice president Yoke San Reynolds taught the university how to borrow more cheaply and save more wisely.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Public university presidents nearly crack the $2 million mark

Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State and a college leader since 1981, comes a few thousand dollars short of a compensation milestone.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  higher education, executive compensation

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012

No College Left Behind: A guest post

Looking for a ‘Holy Grail’ in the quest to measure student learning? Go see a Monty Python movie, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Research, Pedagogy, Public policy

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Do colleges court those least in need of education?

Colleges build prestige by admitting the best-educated students. That’s like hospitals admitting the healthiest patients, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  higher education, college rankings, college admissions

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/18/2012

UMBC’s Hrabowski named to Time ‘influential’ list

The magazine puts the iconic president on a list of the world’s 100 most influential people, joining Barack Obama, Jeremy Lin and Stephen Colbert

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Pedagogy

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Oikos, Va. Tech shooters may have shown warning signs

Guest blogger notes three signs someone may be veering toward violence.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety | Tags:  Virginia Tech, campus shootings, Oikos University

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Documentary faults ‘bully’ label in U-Va. suicide

A film revisits the main characters in the 2010 death of Kevin Morrissey, a case that became a national symbol of workplace bullying.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  UVA, workplace bullying, Kevin Morrissey

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Five universities that really are up-and-comers

These schools, all founded or reconfigured in the past 50 years, have quickly joined the top tier of national research universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Administration, Pedagogy, Public policy | Tags:  higher education, top universities, UMBC

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Complaint alleges UMUC made ‘hush money’ payments to disgruntled employees

The document, filed with the state auditor, alleges UMUC President Susan Aldridge and her administration wasted tax dollars paying exiting employees for their silence.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  UMUC, higher education

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Juliette Bell tapped as UMES president

Chemist hopes to raise numbers of underrepresented minorities in the sciences.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  UMES, higher education

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/02/2012

U-Md. collaboration blueprint released

After rejecting a merger, state regents roll out a series of initiatives to foster more collaboration between College Park, Baltimore campuses.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, University System of Maryland

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012

UMUC under Susan Aldridge: A grim account

Faculty survey tells of rampant turnover, failing morale.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  UMUC, Susan Aldridge

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2012

In search of higher education’s Best Picture

A guest blogger awards Oscars for best performances in a pedagogical role.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy | Tags:  Academy Awards, American Council of Trustees and Alumni, St. John's College

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Coppin State president hit with no-confidence vote

Faculty at Coppin State University, a Baltimore institution whose low graduation rate was the subject of a recent Post article, have taken a vote of no confidence in President Reginald Avery.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  Coppin State University, college presidents

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 02/23/2012

UMUC President Aldridge on indefinite leave

State university system officials offer no explanation.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:01 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  UMUC, Susan Aldridge

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012

American University adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Part-timers cite “near-poverty wages” at Tenleytown campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  faculty, American University, unions, labor

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Local colleges fare well on ‘LGBT-friendly’ index

A group that rates colleges for quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students gives American University five stars.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students | Tags:  American University

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Leaked e-mails reveal tensions before U-Va. editor’s suicide

A Charlottesville newspaper has published correspondence between university officials and a literary-journal editor who committed suicide in summer 2010.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012

U-Va., JHU’s former presidents earned over $200,000 a year for serving on corporate boards

That’s on top of their university president pay, according to Chronicle of Higher Education report.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Berkeley and the public Ivies: Five lingering questions

Further thoughts on the fiscal peril facing Berkeley and other top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Guest post: Should St. Mary’s compensate ship-bound students?

A St. Mary’s College student says many classmates saw their grades slip during a semester on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Maryland regents reject merger of College Park, Baltimore

Instead, the two schools will form a “strategic alliance” to find the collaborative spark that has eluded them.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Guest post: Five things I learned from the football team

A college president comes to practice and learns something about running a university.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Administration

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011

GWU reports spike in student pneumonia cases

Forty-six cases have been reported this fall. The university is working with the D.C. health department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Eight scandals that ended college presidencies

Penn State may be the biggest college scandal of our era. Here are some notable also-rans.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Litigation, Athletics | Tags:  American University, Montgomery College

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011

UT Austin: A model of waste, or efficiency?

The university wrote a point-by-point rebuttal to a critical analysis by a higher-education think tank. Suffice it to say, they reached opposite conclusions.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Research, Publics

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Larry Summers on some of higher education’s ‘bad ideas’

The former Harvard president wonders, for example, whether it is wise for the nation’s oldest college to have so many old professors.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy | Tags:  American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Penn State fallout: How high will it go?

Most of the focus has been on the university’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. But what about Penn State’s president?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Crime, Administration

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011

St. Mary’s College to put displaced students on a cruise ship

An outbreak of mold at St. Mary’s College of Maryland left nowhere to house students. Then an alumnus of the sailing-intensive school had an idea: Put them on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Five arguments against a University of Maryland merger

President of the U-Md. campus in Baltimore — the likely junior partner in a proposed merger with the College Park campus — shares his faculty’s concerns.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Burst water pipe at Gallaudet displaces hundreds

Most students have since returned to Benson Hall dorm; concern now turns to potential mold and carpet removal.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Public safety, Students | Tags:  Gallaudet University

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Guest post: Get out your net-price calculator

By the end of October, every college in the land will provide parents an online tool to calculate the “net price” of attendance.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Access, Administration, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Survey: Admission directors increasingly favor ‘full-pay’ students

Colleges are more likely to take “full-pay” students, even with lower test scores.

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Maravene Loeschke is new Towson president

She spent 30 years at Towson before becoming president of Pennsylvania institution.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Guest post: 10 challenges for college presidents in 2011-12

Lipscomb President L, Randolph Lowry says college leaders should embrace the “new normal”.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011

College president: I used to pump gas on the NJ Turnpike

UMW’s Hurley worked construction too, before finding his way into academia.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Robert Gates replaces O’Connor as WM chancellor

Former Defense secretary is a 1965 alumnus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  College of William and Mary

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Grad school deans: Don’t be ruled by U.S. News rankings

Do deans invest in things that will improve their ranking? Sure, as long as the investment also helps students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Graduate education, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Washington University, Catholic University

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Va. university chancellor resigns over ‘sex dungeon’ flap

The University of Northern Virginia was already in the news for an immigration raid; chancellor says his personal life has become a distraction.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Washington and Lee installs Virginia’s largest solar power source

Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, recently announced the school will install Virginia’s largest solar energy system .

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:57 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Public policy, Sustainability | Tags:  Washington and Lee University

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Va. Tech held disaster drill one day before actual emergency

One day, the school was testing its emergency-preparedness plan with an on-campus drill. The next day, a gunman was loose on campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety | Tags:  Virginia Tech

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Prairie View A&M president to teach largest class on campus to aide budget crunch

Leader of Prairie View A&M University takes on a 300-student lecture class as a way to pitch in amid budget cuts.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Pedagogy

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Guest post: No more collegiate “Glee” parodies, please

One college president offers tips on social media pitfalls.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:52 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online, Marketing

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

John S. Toll, Maryland’s first state university chancellor, has died

John S. Toll was placed in charge of University of Maryland merger. In his later years, he served as president of Washington College on the Eastern Shore.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Cuccinelli: U-Va. may not bar concealed weapons

The Virginia attorney general says that a U-Va. policy banning firearms may not be lawfully enforced.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011

GWU President Knapp cracks $1 million in compensation

GWU President Steven Knapp looks to be the first college leader in the area to earn $1 million in total compensation

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001

Public institutions employed 21 staff members per 100 students in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 23 in 2001-02

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  college finance, college staffing

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Former Towson (and current U-Mass) President Caret on grad rates

“We all know, from years of experience, which students can graduate from our campuses. Focus on them.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Attainment, Publics | Tags:  Towson University

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Study: One-fifth of faculty does most of the work

If the other 80 percent worked as hard as the most productive 20 percent, tuition at the University of Texas could be cut in half, the study suggests.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  faculty, Center for College Affordibility and Productivity

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Who are the most influential college leaders?

Christopher Nelson, president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, is arguably one of the most influential college presidents in the nation. Who are the others?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  St. John's College, UMBC, University System of Maryland, Trinity Washington University

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Report: Va. billionaire controls hires at Fla. university

For his $1.5 million investment, businessman Charles Koch gets a say in who’s hired to Florida State University’s econ department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Pedagogy

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Marymount names Shank as new president

Matthew Shank will replace retiring President James Bundschuh. Shank is dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Marymount University

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The school is one of many around the nation that have been accused of downplaying or covering up sexual assault. New rules focus on victims’ rights and broaden the definition of misconduct.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students, Public policy, Public safety | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011

UDC spent nearly $500,000 on Sessoms’s residence

Much of the money went to repairing a retaining wall and fixing water damage from a significant roof leak, according to university officials. President Allen Sessoms lives there but doesn’t own the property.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, college presidents

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Naval Academy student faces rape charge

The alleged victim is a female midshipman.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Administration, Students | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Audit finds lax travel rules at UDC

An internal audit requested by the UDC board finds that the board itself didn’t monitor travel expenses of President Allen Sessoms.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, finance, trustees

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Shutdown would mean little to colleges

In theory, some student aid programs would grind to a halt. In practice, the dollars likely would continue to flow.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Public policy | Tags:  Education Department, public policy, student aid

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Towson provost Welsh to serve as interim president

Marcia Welsh has served as Towson provost since 2009.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Towson University, presidents and provosts, Robert Caret

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students | Tags:  George Mason University, students, crime

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Fixing higher ed: ACE's Molly Corbett Broad

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration | Tags:  ACE Broad, Fixing higher education, fixing higher ed washington post, washington post magazine higher education

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Howard University preserves some imperiled programs

Howard University trustees have approved a final "academic renewal" plan, which recommends closure or restructuring for 71 of 171 programs at the flagship historically black university. Several publications, including this one, covered the renewal process, billed as the most comprehensive...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  Howard University academic renewal, Howard University cuts, Howard classics, Howard philosophy, Howard program cuts

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Naval Academy professor settles free-speech claim

A U.S. Naval Academy professor has settled a First Amendment claim against the service academy, following allegations he was denied a merit pay increase after he published newspaper articles criticizing school policies.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  Bruce Fleming investigation, USNA First Amendment case; Naval Academy AAUP, USNA investigation

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen expelled for 'spice'

Seven midshipmen have been "separated" -- expelled -- from the U.S. Naval Academy for use or possession of spice, a designer drug similar to marijuana that is banned by the Navy. Spice is a concoction that appeared in head shops...

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Naval Academy expulsions, USNA spice ring, drugs at Naval Academy, students expelled from USNA

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/18/2011

U-Md. provost named president of Stevens Institute

Nariman Farvardin, provost of the University of Maryland's flagship campus in College Park, was named president of Stevens Institute of Technology today. Farvardin, 55, is second in command and chief academic officer at College Park, a campus of 37,000 students...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Stevens Institute president, UMD Farvardin, UMD provost Stevens Institute, college presidents

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Iraq vet barred from Baltimore community college over essay on killing

A Iraq war veteran barred from attending the Community College of Baltimore County over an essay he wrote called "War is a Drug" says he has given up trying to re-enroll, according to a story in the Baltimore Sun. Charles...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  CCBC veteran essay, Iraq veteran barred from college, Iraq veteran essay community college, veteran barred from community college, veteran essay killing

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/04/2010

GWU med-school official takes sabbatical

John F. "Skip" Williams, senior vice provost and second-highest-compensated employee of George Washington University, will take a year-long sabbatical starting in January, the university announced late Friday. As reported in The Washington Post the other day, numerous sources reported that...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  GWU medical school, George Washington medical school, James Scott GWU, Skip Williams GWU

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Bowie State provost has resigned

Updated at 8:20 Thursday: BSU confirms provost's resignation. The Bowie State University provost whose actions prompted a no-confidence vote by faculty will leave her job Friday. University officials released this statement: "Effective Nov. 12, 2010, Provost and Vice President for...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:55 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  BSU no confidence vote, Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/09/2010

UMB inaugurates new president

The University of Maryland, Baltimore inaugurated Jay Perman as its sixth president Tuesday morning in a ceremony at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. Perman was appointed president of the oldest University System of Maryland campus July 11. He previously chaired the department...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Jay Perman inauguration, UMB inauguration, University Maryland inauguration

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010

List of failing students mistakenly sent to all students

An e-mail listing 18 students at risk of flunking out of Wesley College in Delaware was mistakenly e-mailed to every student at the college, according to a report in the News Journal newspaper. It was meant as an internal exchange...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  E-mail on flunking students sent to every student, F students list college e-mail, Wesley College, college e-mail failing students, failing students list e-mail

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/22/2010

A no-confidence vote in Bowie State's leadership

Updated at 5 p.m. Friday with response from Bowie State leaders. Faculty of Bowie State University on Thursday took a vote of no confidence in President Mickey Burnim and Provost Stacey Franklin Jones, three faculty members told me today. The...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Bowie State University, Mickey Burnim, Stacey Franklin Jones, no-confidence vote BSU, no-confidence vote Bowie State

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/21/2010

More reaction to U-Va. audit of literary journal

The final investigative report from the University of Virginia on the tragic episode that played out this summer inside the offices of its literary journal was sufficiently opaque that observers on opposite ideological poles of the issue claimed some measure...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Kevin Morrissey, Ted Genoways, UVA literary journal, UVA suicide, VQR, Virginia Quarterly Review

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/20/2010

UPDATED: U-Va. audit finds school took 'appropriate action' in bullying allegations

An internal audit released Wednesday finds that the University of Virginia took "appropriate actions" in handling allegations of workplace bullying against the editor of the esteemed Virginia Quarterly Review after the suicide of his deputy.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Kevin Morrissey, Ted Genoways, UVA literary journal, VQR literary journal, workplace bullying suicide

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2010

NYU comes to D.C.

New York University breaks ground today on a new District facility that will be the university's first "Study Away" site in the country -- essentially a domestic counterpart to study abroad. The Constance Milstein and Family Academic Center, a 12-story...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  NYU in DC, New York University, study abroad, study away

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/02/2010

Should 'Sex Week' worry college leaders?

Several of the nation's premiere universities host Sex Weeks: weeklong celebrations of human sexuality, typically led by students, with activities that can range from the screening of porn films to sex-toy giveaways. To say that the events lack academic merit...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  Brown Sex Week, Northwestern Sex Week, Sex Week, Yale Sex Week

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Guest blog: The 'Four-Year College Myth'

Here is a guest blog by Jerry Ice, president of The Graduate School in the District. Created by the Department of Agriculture in 1921 for continuing study, The Graduate School now serves 150,000 students a year as an independent nonprofit...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  GS Graduate School, Jerry Ice, college attainment, four-year college myth

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Dillard University, five years after Katrina

To commemorate the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I offer a guest blog post by Marvalene Hughes, president of Dillard University. Dillard, a private, historically black liberal arts college in New Orleans, was heavily damaged by flooding after Hurricane Katrina....

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Dillard University, Dillard University katrina, Hurricane Katrina, Katrina anniversary, New Orleans Katrina

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/18/2010

New U-Md. President Loh: 'Go Terps!'

The newly appointed president of the University of Maryland made his first appearance in College Park on Wednesday, and offered himself as an example of the American dream fulfilled through education. Born in Shanghai and raised partly in Peru, Wallace...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  UMD Loh, UMD president, University Maryland presidential search, Wallace Loh

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 08/16/2010

U-Md. names new president: Iowa provost Loh

Updated with Tuesday's developments. Wallace D. Loh, provost at the University of Iowa, has been appointed president of the University of Maryland, university officials announced Tuesday. Loh will take the lead of Maryland's flagship public university Nov. 1, replacing C.D....

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:39 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Dan Mote, UMD president, University Maryland president, Wallace Loh

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 03/03/2010

MIT official tapped as GWU provost

Steven Lerman, vice chancellor and dean for graduate education at MIT, has been tapped as provost of George Washington University, and second-in-command behind President Steven Knapp. Lerman will assume the job of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:51 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Administration, George Washington University