October 28, 2016

Volume 63, Issue 09


Years of close calls during collective bargaining led the 14-campus system to develop contingency plans in the event of a work stoppage. The test now is how well those plans will work.

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Today’s students expect more help finding a job than ever before. Colleges — and companies — are trying to help them design their futures.

Also In the Issue

After a conservative speaker faced off with protesters at DePaul University last year, the campus’s leaders have struggled to find the right response.

The U. of Iowa’s electronic futures market doesn’t see much future for Donald Trump’s candidacy. Pennsylvania’s 14 state colleges see a strike by faculty members. And the College of New Rochelle’s president is shown the door.

With the golden age of higher education over, a book argues, it’s important for each institution to differentiate itself.

Robin Forman, Tulane University’s new provost, says math helped prepare him for the enormous intricacies at universities.

The new titles cover such topics as the transformation of the faculty and student-affairs leadership.

The tension between Teresa Sullivan and the governing board, which ousted and then reinstated her, went deeper than a clash of strong-willed figures.

An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours.

Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is?

After learning about four such cases at one institution, Patricia A. Matthew couldn’t believe that leaders there had failed to see they had a problem. So she gathered essays about the experiences of minority scholars on the tenure track.

Dining-hall workers have been walking the picket line for two weeks. The university, with a $35-billion endowment, has been walking a line of its own as concern grows over economic disparity.

The presidential candidate caught many observers off guard by talking about a substantive higher-ed policy idea. Here’s some context to help make sense of his proposal.

Through a grant program, 22 institutions got a chance to move beyond "tried and true" programs and experiment with new approaches to training faculty and students and changing campus culture.

In a Chronicle video, Nariman Farvardin, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, describes balancing its hands-on majors with the liberal arts.



It's time to look at diversity within subfields. If all of a department's minority faculty members share the same specialty, is the department truly diverse?

Rousseau and Thucydides can shed light on our era, a historian argues.

Why I gave up tenure for a yet-to-be-determined career.