From UB

The process of leading higher learning institutions is not for the faint-hearted. Leaders are called upon to navigate the competing and sometimes hidden agendas of multiple taskmasters and the communities their institutions call home.

You may have heard that the most popular show in the world during the 1990s was the bathing-beauty vehicle "Baywatch," but the current leader may come as a surprise.

E-mail is dead, long live Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Social networking sites are all the rage, and we should just go ahead and discard any of the old working models ... or so the prognosticators of teen communication culture would have us believe.

A leading environmentalist who happens to be our former vice president, Al Gore, said, "Holding a 'feel-good' investment may appeal to the heart, but it's of no real use if it doesn't produce a healthy financial return." The investment behavior of university and college endowments appears to conf

Documents have been the primary vehicle for knowledge-sharing since the ancient Egyptians captured ideas on papyrus. Documents nonetheless pose a heavy burden for a university, a sometimes exorbitant cost of doing business in a time of intense fiscal pressure.

Student retention is one of the most important issues facing higher education today. With one-third of college students dropping out of school each year, it's a topic universities across the country have noticed, but few have found a workable solution to the problem.

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