Prose and Purpose

After 25 years on the job, a former provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

July 27, 2014 - 3:50pm
I oversee one well located parking lot for administrators on campus and there is always significant interest in getting the OK to park in that lot. 
July 20, 2014 - 3:08pm
Very often in higher education, when we look at enrollment, the numbers are aggregated. We look at the headcount of students or the number of full-time students or the number of new students or transfer students, etc.
July 10, 2014 - 6:01pm
My wife and I gave our daughter a choice for her sixteenth birthday. If she wanted, she could have a party or we could go on a family cruise.
July 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
The latest NACUBO survey of tuition discounting is more bad news, but not surprising news, for private higher education.
June 29, 2014 - 4:03pm
As the president of my local school board I have the pleasure of making remarks at the high school graduation.
June 22, 2014 - 4:49pm
The tenure system needs to change — not in any fundamental way but rather to be closer to what tenure used to mean and represent.
June 15, 2014 - 4:05pm
At the time that I stood for tenure, I was the only untenured person in the economics department.
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June 8, 2014 - 4:02pm
I am a car person.  I read car magazines for relaxation, I go to automobile shows, and of course I appreciate the economic impact of the automobile industry.
June 1, 2014 - 3:05pm
Sitting next to me at a middle school concert was a person I did not know. But continuously during the concert she kept looking at her smart phone, kept reading messages and kept texting. 
May 18, 2014 - 5:20pm
Every time we do a search, we review our parameters and at this point in time, we know what we want in terms of a search process and what works well.

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