Articles: Administration & Management

07/2013
In effect since 1991 and amended several times since, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities with federal student financial aid programs to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

This May, the news broke that Yale University had been fined $165,000 by the U.S. Department of Education for Clery Act violations. The charges against Yale are considered significant and serious: failure to report four instances of forcible sex offenses occurring between 2001 and 2002.

Recently, I participated in a meeting of Oregon college presidents that explored ways to streamline educational offerings and create efficiencies based on one another’s strengths.

06/2013
Campus administrators say students are using online pharmacies to get drugs without prescriptions.

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of college students report having taken prescription drugs, often stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, to get through final exams, reveals a study from the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA).

06/2013

The prospect of employees with more money to invest, easier-to-understand investment options, more personalized customer service, and lower fees has colleges and universities rethinking their retirement plans and moving toward a single retirement services vendor.

06/2013

Fidelity suggests the following actions for higher education plan sponsors:
1. Target employee and employer contributions totaling 10 percent to 15 percent of an employee’s annual salary to increase retirement readiness.

06/2013

With more than 3,000 students, Connecticut’s Wesleyan University is not your typical liberal arts college. Its larger size allows for research institution-level courses, where students work directly with high profile scholars, while the intimacy of a liberal arts college is preserved.

05/2013

Chances are, your institution is or may soon be recruiting for leadership positions, such as president, chancellor, or vice president.

Today’s enrollment challenges have impacted all sectors and strata of colleges and universities. Campus leaders are questioning whether their organizational models, as well as the roles and responsibilities of key enrollment players, are aligned for optimal enrollment success.

Tom Keppple

If a college freshman stepped onto a campus where it was obvious that the administration had spent months eviscerating each other over petty slights instead of balancing the budget—or refusing to name a dean because a faction of the faculty resent his work on committees—the student would undoubte

An effective chief information officer can be a bit like a superhero, but without the visible cape. Protecting information and ensuring the population can go about its day-to-day are all in a day’s work for these administrators.

05/2013
  • Tim Jordan has been named vice chancellor and chief financial officer at Antioch University (Ohio).

We are running out of time. While our public policy makers equivocate and avoid the topic of climate change, the window of opportunity for salvaging a livable planet for our children and grandchildren is rapidly closing.

"On the heels of numerous recent scandals, the higher education world is finally (again) examining the role of athletics in academia. And every time a new scandal erupts, we are shocked—shocked—that such things go on within the halls of academia.

Does being an executive-level higher ed administrator “pay off” in perks? Presidents and chancellors, at least, may well think it does.

With international attention focused on Rome, the election of a new Pope rang out a welcoming chime that now resonates deep within the Catholic higher learning community.

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