May 12, 2017

Volume 63, Issue 36

Top News

Evidence of a conservative group’s influence in student-government campaigns can be found on campuses from coast to coast.

The Chronicle Review

Not all criticism can be constructive. Some ideas and arguments are genuinely devoid of merit.

Also In the Issue

A Harvard study analyzed how midlevel professors feel about their jobs. They rate their satisfaction with numerous aspects lower than do both full and assistant professors.

Studies that examine the challenges facing associate professors go back years. But some scholars argue that the findings have been ignored.

Career forums, one-on-one counseling sessions, and other simple efforts can help faculty members stay motivated.

Are you a synergistic citizen, an independent agent, a weary citizen, or just plain disgruntled?

An academic who wrote a book on single mothers in college describes the struggles such women face and recalls her own experience getting a Ph.D. as an unmarried mom.

Thirty-nine community-college leaders were chosen as Aspen Presidential Fellows.

Public institutions that paid their full professors the most in 2015-16 tended to be in states with high costs of living.

Almost a year after stepping down from her controversial tenure as chancellor of the University of California at Davis, Linda Katehi says she’s ready to return to campus as a faculty member.

A study of newly tenured professors finds their job satisfaction hinges much more on day-to-day interactions than on organizational efforts to change the workplace.

By acquiring the for-profit-education giant, the public university is taking cues from the fast pace of online growth at other nonprofit institutions.

Before it even got up and running, the institute, which aims to study "human flourishing," drew scrutiny for its largest funding source: the Charles Koch Foundation. At the institute’s first conference, its leader called the event a chance to show scholars that "we’re doing serious work."

Commentary

The perception of higher education’s worth has dimmed, and it’s up to people within the industry to do some enlightening.

Partnerships with for-profit education companies can help colleges build their brands abroad, attract foreign students, and make money. But they’re complicated.

After surviving the big push to permanency, taking an intellectual breather helped me rediscover my passion for the profession.

The public university is giving a long list of rights and privileges to its new partner, a firm answerable to Wall Street investors.

When strangers seek your expertise, do you have to respond? What if it’s a student?