PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2017-02-24T19:05:52-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Colleges Try to Ease Immigrant Students' Stress as Government Steps Up Deportations http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Try-to-Ease-Immigrant/239317 2017-02-24T04:57:18-05:00 Steps colleges are taking include offering additional counseling, providing legal-aid services, and creating spaces where students can share their frustrations and fears, or simply vent. By Kelly Field The Alumni Colleges Aren’t Bragging About: Members of Trump’s Inner Circle http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Alumni-Colleges-Aren-t/239316 2017-02-24T04:55:00-05:00 When, if ever, is it OK for an alma mater to speak out against one of its graduates? By Steve Kolowich Campus Conservatives Get a Lesson in Activism: When Professors Start Ranting, Start Filming http://www.chronicle.com/article/Campus-Conservatives-Get-a/239309 2017-02-23T13:21:56-05:00 The Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked off this week, included a workshop that gave students tips for capturing evidence that faculty members lean liberal. By Tom Hesse Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community-College Accreditor a Clean Slate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Federal-Panel-Gives/239307 2017-02-23T11:28:00-05:00 Despite heated opposition, the committee that oversees accreditors recommended that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges continue its status as a gatekeeper of federal student aid for 18 months. By Eric Kelderman In a Polarized Climate, Libertarian Students Look for Common Ground http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-a-Polarized-Climate/239254 2017-02-23T04:55:00-05:00 Activists who recently gathered for the International Students for Liberty Conference spoke out about where they fit into the sharply partisan debates playing out on their campuses. By Julia Schmalz Jerry Falwell Jr. Has the President’s Ear. Should Higher Ed Speak With Him? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Jerry-Falwell-Jr-Has-the/239262 2017-02-22T04:56:00-05:00 Many college leaders are more than willing to see the Liberty University president champion deregulation. But fewer are eager to be associated with his political views. By Goldie Blumenstyk In Free-Tuition Proposal, Wisconsin Student Activists Seek to Keep the Pressure On http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Free-Tuition-Proposal/239259 2017-02-22T04:55:00-05:00 While the proposal to make tuition free for black students made headlines, University of Wisconsin at Madison students say they’re thinking strategically. And the university says it is making strides. By Adam Harris Behind Ugly Locker-Room Talk, Divisions of Class and Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/Behind-Ugly-Locker-Room-Talk/239238 2017-02-19T19:00:00-05:00 An ugly episode of locker-room talk at Amherst College exposes deeper divisions of class and race. By Jack Stripling Professors Can Help Make a Project Fly http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Can-Help-Make-a/239242 2017-02-19T18:49:00-05:00 One way to obtain buy-in from wary faculty members is to highlight how a project would improve teaching and learning. By Lee Gardner 4 Takeaways for Making Big Strategic Bets http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Takeaways-for-Making-Big/239232 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 By Lee Gardner How to Make Strategic Big Bets http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Strategic-Big-Bets/239233 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 College leaders searching for transformative change must avoid letting ambition — or caution — imperil their institution. By Lee Gardner Tips for Turning a Big Idea Into a Successful Strategic Initiative http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tips-for-Turning-a-Big-Idea/239231 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 Thousands of details and endless meetings are involved in any new program or construction project. But some principles can help keep a strategic initiative manageable. By Lee Gardner For Some First-Generation Students, Fee Waivers Don’t Go Far Enough http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-First-Generation/239223 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Here’s the thinking behind a new student-led effort to help eliminate barriers to attending college. By Adam Harris Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Vocal-Critic-of-Office-for/239225 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Strong foes of the Education Department’s recent handling of Title IX and race-based discrimination are seen as the Trump administration’s top candidates for assistant secretary for civil rights. By Peter Schmidt How Much Power Does Betsy DeVos Really Hold to Shake Up Higher Ed? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Power-Does-Betsy/239226 2017-02-16T23:23:00-05:00 Many of the new secretary’s critics have worried about what she might do, but most education secretaries have left a limited mark on higher education. Here’s why. By Kelly Field Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest http://www.chronicle.com/article/Undocumented-Students-Fears/239214 2017-02-16T04:56:00-05:00 A Mexican immigrant who had been granted protections was detained and threatened with deportation. People like him say they’re growing tired of living in limbo. By Katherine Mangan Closing Students’ Achievement Gaps at the National Level http://www.chronicle.com/article/Closing-Students-rsquo-/239206 2017-02-16T04:55:00-05:00 Karen A. Stout, president of Achieving the Dream, says the organization has fostered a conversation around data-driven decision making, and helped improve student outcomes, at the more than 200 colleges it has worked with since 2004. But she says much more needs to be done. By Kelly Field What Reality TV Taught Trump, According to Professors Who Study It http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Reality-TV-Taught-Trump/239200 2017-02-15T04:57:00-05:00 Scholars of the genre say hosting The Apprentice taught President Trump about the power of spectacle and self-promotion. By Kelly Field A System Throws Out Its Search for a New Leader. Now What? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-System-Throws-Out-Its-Search/239196 2017-02-14T04:55:00-05:00 In its search for a chancellor, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities passed on all three finalists for the job. Starting over offers challenges, but also a chance to get it right. By Lee Gardner Trump’s Focus on Black Colleges May Seem Unexpected, but the Conversation Started Months Ago http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-s-Focus-on-Black/239190 2017-02-13T04:55:00-05:00 HBCU leaders say the attention is welcome, but they are moving cautiously to ensure the focus is on helping students, not scoring political points. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz