Academic Governance

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Sustainability’s Latest Pulpit

May 08, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The advocacy organization Second Nature launches a new signatory initiative, the Alliance for Resilient Campuses. 

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Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Right

Jul 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Is Mitch Daniels against academic freedom? Dr. Wood doesn't think so.

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Napolitano—A Disastrous Choice

Jul 17, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The University of California Regents' choice of president proves a preference for politics over pedagogy.

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New Chancellor at UNC—Good Move or Blunder?

Apr 17, 2013 by George Leef |

Carol Folt, chancellor-elect comes from Dartmouth, an Ivy League college that has one-seventh the students and no athletic scholarships.

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Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Jul 17, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

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OCR Harassment Guidelines And Campus Policies: The Latest

Apr 25, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The implementation of OCR's campus harassment guidelines unfolds.  Bad gets worse.

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Two Styles of Academic Leadership

Feb 03, 2012 by Abraham H. Miller |

Academia is not an environment conducive to good leadership, as illustrated by two extreme leadership styles.

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The Virtues of a Free Market in Postsecondary Education

Jan 25, 2012 by George Leef |

A bid for eliminating federal intervention and coercion of higher education.  

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Are Outside Donors Dangerous to Academe?

Jan 18, 2012 by George Leef |

Mr. Walter dismisses the claimed threat of outside influence on academic matters.

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Clash of Symbols

Jun 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Elsa Murano, the first Latina president of Texas A&M University, has resigned. Some lament the loss of the institution's "symbol" of diversity.

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The Public Interest and University Governance (Part 2): Recent Controversies at the…

Jun 11, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Tom Wood argues for faculty governance in colleges and universities.

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The Public Interest and University Governance (Part 1)

May 27, 2009 by Tom Wood |

The Palaima-Sandefer controversy at UT-Austin

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Virginia Tech Follies, Synergy Edition

May 18, 2009 by Peter Wood |

VT gives three new reasons as to why it has made the promotion of

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Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 3

May 08, 2009 by Tom Wood |

What happens when student affairs functions far oufund the university's core academic operations, teaching and research?

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