Leadership & Governance

Video: Supporting Undocumented Students

David W. Oxtoby, president of Pomona College, recently spoke with The Chronicle about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrant students and what advice he has for new college presidents.



Leadership & Governance

Video: Building a Network to Help First-Generation Students Succeed

Students from homes or high schools where few others have gone on to college don’t have peers they can turn to for advice when times get tough, explains Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania.



If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?

Jim Shelton, now heading up the education portfolio at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, isn’t giving any details yet. But in this podcast, he emphasizes the value of bringing learning scientists together with educators to improve learning and increase equality.

The Ticker

UNLV Instructor Apologizes for Saying He Would Report Undocumented Students

George Buch said he was joking when he told a student in a Facebook conversation, "No safe spaces in my classes :)."

The Ticker

Yale Sets Guidelines on Renaming Campus Buildings

The new policy will be used to consider whether to change the name of the university's Calhoun College, which honors a champion of slavery.

The Ticker

U. of Pennsylvania Provost Is Named New President of Duke U.

After an international search, Vincent Price was named Duke's 10th president.



Blocked Overtime Rule Sows Uncertainty for Colleges

A federal judge’s injunction has forced institutions to either postpone pay increases and adjustments to hourly employment status or proceed as planned — even though the changes may be moot.


Labor & Work-Life Issues

Greasing the Retirement Wheel

How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat.


Labor & Work-Life Issues

A Guide to Navigate the Retirement Wilderness

For UCLA’s new faculty liaison, retiring "doesn’t mean you walk into the forest and die for the sake of the tribe."


The Chronicle Interview

The Case for Trading Identity Politics for ‘Intellectual Humility’

Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, talks about why academics are out of touch and what they should do about it.



When College Was a Public Good

Why has state support for higher education dwindled as enrollments have grown more diverse?



Why Most Secretaries of Education Haven’t Had a Higher-Ed Background

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Education Department, has no track record in higher education. But that’s hardly unusual over the post’s short history.



To Curb Sexual Assaults, Colleges Give Students Alternative Reporting Options

Many people agree that campus sexual assaults are severely underreported. So colleges are using a range of new methods to encourage more students to come forward.

Lingua Franca

Post-Truth and Chaos

Truth, says Lucy Ferriss, is a thing, a bedrock, a provable hypothesis. Post-truth, the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year, is a strategy.


The Myth of Sports Revenue

Saying that football and basketball bring in the most money is seriously misleading.


DeVos Is Clearly No Pushover

Despite her lack of a higher-ed portfolio, Trump’s pick for education secretary combines a passion for education and impressive political skills.



'Dear Forums ...': Can My Partner and I Share a Position?

Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: managing the advance-copy blues; how to know when you're done writing; and a question about delaying tactics in negotiations.



The Death of Cursive Writing

Turns out, my poor penmanship isn’t the reason students have trouble reading my comments on their essays.