November 11, 2016

Volume 63, Issue 12

Top News

When making their case for tenure, minority professors say they feel penalized for one of the reasons they were hired: being different. If colleges are to succeed at diversifying the faculty, this might be the sticking point.


Colleges are wary about offering online help in lieu of face-to-face counseling, but some early adopters have seen real benefits.

Stories of unmet needs resulted in plans to hire more full-time employees, and more therapists from underserved populations.

Campus counseling centers are making changes and building partnerships in an effort to meet the increasing demand for their services.

Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, reflects on student demands, inauthentic bánh mì, and the tumultuous final years of his decade-long term.

The Chronicle Review

The Chronicle’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to take stock of the world we cover. What ideas and arguments might shape the next 50 years?  

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Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

This week, the university unveiled a website that it has used to challenge critics. Its actions have riled some alumni and upset campus activists.

After a student’s blog post on a perceived microaggression went viral, her university announced new training for faculty. Here is what such trainings might accomplish.

Mun Y. Choi, now the University of Connecticut’s provost, says his first task in his new role will be to listen. He’ll also have to balance sometimes competing demands from lawmakers, students, and others.

A 48-page course reader by a professor at Montclair State University has taken on a second life and illustrated students’ desire to use the classroom as a place to discuss the issue.

Don’t expect the residential experience to go away any time soon. But it might start to look pretty different, thanks in large part to the internet of things.

The Republican nominee’s boundary-defying presidential campaign has political-science professors debating how much to express their views in the classroom.

To encourage students to report cases of sexual violence, the Mormon university will grant them amnesty from Honor Code discipline.

A Suffolk University student’s blog post about being accused of plagiarism sparked a larger conversation about implicit bias in the classroom. 

A Northwestern University graduate student invited other academics on Twitter to air examples of racism and microaggressions in higher education. Here’s what he says is driving him.


Board members have a duty, both legal and ethical, to be fully engaged in the hiring of a new leader and in the months that follow.

But it can be regained, college by college, with a commitment to define a compelling, shared vision.

How to approach faculty members who find your administrative buzzwords insufferable.