Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’ - Higher Education

Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’ - Higher Education:

Group Files Department of Education Complaint on UVa’s ‘Warning’

Teresa SullivanTeresa Sullivan overcame the University of Virginia’s attempt to fire her as president.
RICHMOND, Va. — A nonprofit group representing trustees and alumni from colleges around the country is seeking an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education into an accreditation agency’s decision to put the University of Virginia on warning for its failed attempt to fire its president last summer.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni contends the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges overstepped its role as an accrediting agency and had no basis for the warning it issued over the school’s messy bid to oust Teresa Sullivan, its first woman president.
“We believe there is substantial reason to believe that the accreditor has inappropriately become involved in a power struggle between the president, faculty, and the board of trustees and urge you to investigate,” Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, wrote to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and

Reliving the Black Campus Movement with Dr. Ibram Rogers

Black CampusDr. Ibram H. Rogers says he is “serious and passionate about using the lessons of the past to strive for a better present and future as it relates to race relations on campus.”
In the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972, Dr. Ibram H. Rogers documents
the groundbreaking impact that African-American students had on U.S. college and university campuses through their activism. By demanding and protesting for Black studies, Black cultural centers, Black faculty members and respectful treatment, Black students challenged both historically White and historically Black institutions and inspired the ideals that American colleges and universities today strive for as they pursue 21st century