University of Virginia-What Does it Mean for Us?

Greetings Grads,

By now all of us are likely aware of the recent developments at the University of Virginia, where President Teresa Sullivan was forced to resign by the UVA Board of Visitors, and then reinstated, all within a two-week time span. Many analysis in higher education see the actions of the Board of Visitors as having implications for higher education on a broader scale, particularly in regard to how swiftly institutions respond to budget changes. What do you think?

  • What was your initial reaction to President Sullivan’s forced resignation?
  • What do you think were the real reasons behind the Board’s initial decision?
  • Do you think we will see a trend across colleges and universities across the United States of administrators being forced to act more quickly to meet the demands of shrinking budgets?

In case you need to get up to date on what has happened at UVA, you can check out a timeline here: http://chronicle.com/article/Timeline-A-Frenetic-Fortnight/132545/.

Please share your thoughts!