Academic Leadership

"Higher Ed Needs Different Kinds of Minds" at UBTech2012

The fascinating life of Temple Grandin, Ph.D. has been the subject of numerous profiles, books, magazines and radio and television specials.

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Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans — one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities.

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California Chosen as Home for Computing Institute

The Simons Foundation, which specializes in science and math research, has chosen the University of California, Berkeley, as host for an ambitious new center for computer science, the university plans to announce on Tuesday.

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In College Readiness, Michigan Falls Short

If you live in Michigan, your high-schooler is probably less prepared for college than the average American student.

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New Jersey Among Several States To Consider College Merger

In early December, just as Gov. Christie's task force was putting the final touches on his controversial plan to overhaul New Jersey's public university system - including a merger of Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University - a similar conversation was concluding 160 miles south on I-95.

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U Of Florida Drops Idea Of Breaking Up Computer Science Department

University of Florida officials have dropped a controversial plan to dismantle the computer science department after mounting opposition from students and others.

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The President's Role in Fundraising

As any administrator with presidential aspirations knows, fundraising goes along with the institution-leading territory.

It’s a fact that Webster University (Mo.) President Beth J. Stroble knows well. “When I arrived in the summer of 2009, one of my goals was to successfully close the campaign,” she says of “Webster Works,” which concluded about $1.5 million beyond its $55 million goal.