Academic Leadership

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Did Utah Valley University Fire Business Prof For Being Too Tough?

Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.

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University Of South Alabama Offers First Doctorate Degree In Business Administration

The University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business will offer the state’s first doctorate degree in business administration beginning 2013, according to school officials.

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Envisioning University Of Future, In Person Or Online

Will the university of the future be bigger — or smaller? Are college campuses still cradles of revolt — or merely marginal spectators to the Arab Spring? Should students expect to be trained for the job market — or is it more important to learn how to think?

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Are Too Many Americans Earning Four-Year Degrees?

“True or false: too many kids go to college.” That was how John Donvan, an ABC News correspondent, began a debate last week about the necessity of an undergraduate degree.

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A Postscript On Interview With Univ of Texas’s Powers

Sports-writing colleague Kirk Bohls and I wrote an article for today’s paper coming off an interview with William Powers Jr., president of the University of Texas. We focus on his views about the turmoil in the Big 12 athletic conference.

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Colleges Expand Offerings Amid Natural Gas Boom

Zane State is among dozens of public colleges and universities across the northeastern shale states that are moving to add new staff, academic majors or job-training courses in fields related to natural gas.

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Universities Rethinking Global Expansion

Over the last decade, universities spurred by dreams of global cachet - and, sometimes, by foreign governments eager to underwrite them - built or rented whole campuses and offered Western-style education abroad. But now some schools are running out of cash as they struggle to attract enough students and develop a viable business model.

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Boosting Higher Education

Mayor Frank Jackson starts effort to get more Cleveland students into college.

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Apartment Company Gives Ball State $1M

A Ball State University program that offers degrees in residential property management has received a $1 million donation from a Seattle apartment company.

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Area Colleges Rewarded For Initiatives

Eighteen campuses were awarded a combined $2.5 million in Performance Incentive Fund grants, including six area institutions that will receive a combined $931,152.

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