PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-08-27T09:32:41-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Academic Work Is Labor, Not Romance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Work-Is-Labor-Not/237592 2016-08-26T13:57:01-04:00 The academy is merely another realm of economic life, the NLRB ruling tells us. It’s time to drop the sentimental pretensions. By Sara Matthiesen MOOCs Are Dead. Long Live Online Higher Education. http://www.chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Are-Dead-Long-Live/237569 2016-08-26T04:55:00-04:00 The hype has faded for the massive courses, and their leading commercial proponents have moved on to other gigs. But they’ve left a legacy of the transformative potential of online technology in teaching. By Phil Hill Why We Are Going to Duke http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Are-Going-to-Duke/237540 2016-08-23T16:46:08-04:00 The president of Marist College defends his institution’s decision to play a basketball game in North Carolina, despite calls to boycott the state to protest its controversial "bathroom law." By David Yellen ‘Discovery’ Curriculum Pushes Students to Find What’s Next http://www.chronicle.com/article/Discovery-Curriculum/237489 2016-08-17T16:00:18-04:00 To raise the bar for undergraduate education, provide more opportunities for original research. By Arthur B. Ellis Free College? The U.S. Should Look at State Models That Are Already Working http://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-College-The-US-Should/237467 2016-08-16T04:50:00-04:00 Although education will always have to be funded by someone, it remains the best investment any of us can make. By Nancy L. Zimpher A Front-Row Look at State-Sanctioned Terrorism http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Front-Row-Look-at/237448 2016-08-14T19:00:00-04:00 Journalism students studying abroad in Uruguay and Argentina witness the aftermath of an attack on freedom of the press. By Peter Laufer and Will Johnson How Colleges Prepare (or Don’t Prepare) Their Leaders Is Holding Back Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Prepare-or/237368 2016-08-09T04:55:00-04:00 Eight lessons about why it is so problematic to find the next generation of leadership, and by extension, why innovation so often gets stuck on campuses. By Jeffrey J. Selingo The Liberal Arts in the Real World http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Liberal-Arts-in-the-Real/237380 2016-08-05T13:00:00-04:00 A new curricular-diversity requirement at Hamilton College is a good thing, writes a student who will be subject to it. By Henry Shuldiner Colleges Need to Be More Welcoming to Post-9/11 Veterans http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Need-to-Be-More/237366 2016-08-04T13:25:25-04:00 America’s best institutions are missing out on the wealth of experience and diversity that former service members can bring to the classroom. By Mike Haynie Texas Picked an Ominous Date to Arm Its Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Texas-Picked-an-Ominous-Date/237264 2016-07-27T04:55:00-04:00 Fifty years after the first mass shooting on a campus, is this really the best that we can do? By Rosa A. Eberly Why a College Should Teach Its Own History http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-College-Should-Teach-Its/237166 2016-07-20T04:55:00-04:00 For one thing, a large course with cross-disciplinary appeal creates a sense of community that, in both short and long terms, do a college good. By Corey Ryan Earle Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way http://www.chronicle.com/article/Adaptive-Learning-Could-Be-the/237171 2016-07-18T17:09:00-04:00 Ed-tech company officials who make exaggerated claims about the power of their products aren’t doing students any favors, and could end up hurting them. By Michael Feldstein Why I’m Not Joining ‘Historians Against Trump’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-m-Not-Joining/237168 2016-07-18T14:00:00-04:00 A statement by the new group repudiates the discipline’s own values. By Jonathan Zimmerman Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Face More Tests After ‘Fisher’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Race-Conscious-Admissions/237151 2016-07-17T18:29:00-04:00 The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts. Mark G. Yudof and Rachel F. Moran The Lessons of Brexit for the Humanities http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lessons-of-Brexit-for-the/237097 2016-07-13T05:00:00-04:00 Professors may think they can no longer live within their universities. But they certainly cannot live outside them. By Robert Zaretsky Flagships Must Create New Models to Preserve the Public Good http://www.chronicle.com/article/Flagships-Must-Create-New/237055 2016-07-11T04:55:00-04:00 America built its economic strength and political vitality on the backs of its public universities. What will it take to sustain them? By Nicholas B. Dirks Building on the Success of the ‘Fisher’ Decision http://www.chronicle.com/article/Building-on-the-Success-of-the/237043 2016-07-08T05:00:00-04:00 Colleges need to expand the pipeline of talented individuals, and to provide opportunities for diverse groups of young people to work together, long before they reach college age. By Marvin Krislov How We Overhauled Our Campuses Using New Markets Tax Credits http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-We-Overhauled-Our-Campuses/237018 2016-07-05T04:55:00-04:00 The federal program, which just got a five-year extension, handed two institutions the resources to make vital capital improvements. By Eric Norman and Walter J. Branson Amazon’s Quiet Dominance of Higher-Ed Learning Platforms http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amazon-s-Quiet-Dominance-of/236991 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 More and more colleges have moved their learning-management software to "the cloud." What they don’t realize is that it’s all on the same cloud. By Phil Hill The Gifts of Pat Summitt http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Gifts-of-Pat-Summitt/236996 2016-06-30T18:15:00-04:00 She was not just No. 1 among women’s basketball coaches. Beyond statistics, she was one of a kind. By Donna A. Lopiano