Academic Leadership

College Says It Exaggerated SAT Figures for Ratings

Claremont McKenna College, a small, prestigious California school, said Monday that for the past six years, it has submitted false SAT scores to publications like U.S. News & World Report that use the data in widely followed college rankings.

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Fla. Lawmakers Face Big Hurdles In Trying To Revamp State University System

As lawmakers seek to overhaul the state’s university system, deeply vested interests — at the colleges and in the Legislature — pose big hurdles to big changes.

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Supply & Demand: U Of North Dakota Department Responds To Oil Boom

UND is stepping on the gas to meet the needs of North Dakota’s oil boom. The new Department of Petroleum Engineering at UND has enrolled 40 students in its bachelor’s degree program, and Steve Benson, program director, expects the number will climb to 50 or more by fall.

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U of Wisconsin Regents Sued Over Access To Education School Materials

A nonprofit that's conducting a controversial review of teacher education schools is suing the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents for access to course syllabuses, according to a complaint filed this week.

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People Watch

New leadership appointments

Soumitra Dutta will be the first dean of a major U.S. business school hired from a b-school outside the country when he starts his position as 11th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University on July 1. He is a professor of business and technology and founder and faculty director of a new media and technology innovation lab at INSEAD, one of the top-ranked business schools worldwide, with campuses in Fontainebleau, France; Singapore; and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Joseph Thomas is stepping down from the post after a five-year term.

Higher Education Chief Emphasizes 'Unified' College System, Efficiency

Clayton Christian, the state's new commissioner of higher education, stressed the importance of a unified Montana University System at a Missoula forum on Wednesday.

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Bernanke To Deliver 4 College Lectures On Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will take a brief step back into his former life as a college professor.

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Gov. Christie Calls For Major Changes In Higher Education

Gov. Chris Christie announced today that he has accepted an advisory committee’s plan to overhaul medical education in the state, including a revamped University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, and an expanded research university in South Jersey by combining Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden.

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After the Scandal

Rebuilding an Institution's Brand

Once a school like Penn State or Syracuse has gone through the ethical and public relations disaster of a child sexual abuse scandal ... what comes next? How do you fix what’s broken? Can you even think about rebuilding the brand?

Yes ... but it’s tough. It takes character, both for the organization and on a personal level.

Emerging from this kind of crisis means going through three different stages: denial, damage control, and decision. Lots of people, and lots of institutions, never make it through to that third stage.

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