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Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Originally published: “Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence,” Inside Higher Ed, February 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that faculty members tell students what to say and think distorts a basic fact: most professors are...
Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Hope and Denial are Not Strategies

Originally published: “Hope and Denial are Not Strategies,” Inside Higher Ed, January 31, 2017 Today a great many American colleges and universities — ranging from those that, at least for now, seem reasonably secure to those that are hanging on by...
Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Shared Governance in Crisis

Originally published: “Shared Governance in Crisis,” Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2016 The events in recent weeks at Mount St. Mary’s University and Suffolk University have abruptly shattered notions of shared governance, to the detriment of their...
Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

How Did You Get Stuck Being a College President?

Although I believe that being a college president today is even more daunting than it was in 1992, I remain convinced — as do most of the presidents whom I now advise — that being a college president is incredibly rewarding.

Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

A New Partnership

Originally published: “A New Partnership,” Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2014 Although to my knowledge no one has tracked in a given year much less over time the number of faculty votes of no confidence in their presidents, readers of Inside Higher Ed will...