PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2018-01-21T13:45:14-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Let Ferpa Be Ferpa http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-Ferpa-Be-Ferpa/242232 2018-01-14T18:30:00-05:00 In its current form, the federal student-privacy law doesn’t protect privacy and allows colleges to hide information at will. By Zach Greenberg An Insider’s Take on Assessment: It May Be Worse Than You Thought http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Insider-s-Take-on/242235 2018-01-12T15:57:00-05:00 A recent journal report says that measuring learning outcomes is not working — and that this is no surprise to assessors. By Erik Gilbert Let’s End Hazing Deaths Now http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-s-End-Hazing-Deaths-Now/242187 2018-01-08T17:46:07-05:00 Change is difficult, but college presidents must confront fraternities’ secrecy and excesses to put an end to needless tragedies. By Michele Tolela Myers How to Reach Out to First-Generation Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Reach-Out-to/242168 2018-01-07T18:40:00-05:00 First-generation faculty members at Old Dominion University connect with first-generation students to ease the isolation that many of them feel. By Brian Payne From Apathy to Engagement http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Apathy-to-Engagement/242163 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 A course on democracy changed his life. Now he wants to pay it forward. By James Piltch A Checklist for Transformative Leaders http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Checklist-for-Transformative/242167 2018-01-07T18:29:00-05:00 College presidents must be collaborative, adaptable, and willing to share power to guide their institutions to success in the 21st century. By Elaine P. Maimon Tips on Making the Most of Your College’s Location http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tips-on-Making-the-Most-of/242132 2018-01-01T18:30:00-05:00 Enrollment-management professionals suggest how a college in a less than ideal place can strengthen its appeal to prospective students. There Is No Moral Relativity in Sexual Harassment http://www.chronicle.com/article/There-Is-No-Moral-Relativity/242067 2017-12-15T14:24:45-05:00 Even a timid proposition from a mentor, when rejection is immediately accepted, can cause overwhelming professional damage to a vulnerable student. By Ani Kokobobo The Futile Search for Role Models http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Futile-Search-for-Role/242021 2017-12-10T18:30:00-05:00 Maybe it’s time for the unsung heroes of everyday life to be our models — the ones who do what’s right simply because it’s the right thing to do. By Michael Kimmel I Spoke Up Against My Harasser — and Paid a Steep Price http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Spoke-Up-Against-My-Harasser/241991 2017-12-06T14:43:45-05:00 Professional isolation and stress-induced illness during a protracted investigation leave a survivor to wonder: Would keeping quiet have been the wiser choice? By Stephanie Singer Dirty Old Men on the Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dirty-Old-Men-on-the-Faculty/241989 2017-12-06T12:20:37-05:00 Have we reached a tipping point in awareness? Will sexual harassment on campus finally get the condemnation it deserves? By Sheila McMillen Don’t Insult Your Class by Banning Laptops http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Insult-Your-Class-by/241972 2017-12-04T12:36:35-05:00 It turns out that with the right app, social-media devices in the classroom help students learn — especially when the subject is sex. By Matthew Numer The Vital Role of Scholarship in Public Discourse http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Vital-Role-of-Scholarship/241956 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 Academe today is far too reticent to weigh in on matters of public policy. But if not now, when? By Christopher Z. Mooney Digital Life in the Slow Lane http://www.chronicle.com/article/Digital-Life-in-the-Slow-Lane/241965 2017-12-03T17:34:00-05:00 On December 14, the online academic experience is likely to start changing for the worse. By Joseph South and Eden Dahlstrom Tax Reform That Students, Colleges, and Our Country Can’t Afford http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tax-Reform-That-Students/241935 2017-11-30T14:19:17-05:00 Legislation on the fast track in Congress would have damaging consequences by discouraging private philanthropy, ramping up taxes on students, and undermining university research and innovation. By Margaret Spellings Should Academic Honors Have Clawbacks? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Academic-Honors-Have/241921 2017-11-29T16:18:13-05:00 As colleges rescind awards to fallen eminences, how can they separate laudable accomplishments from flawed individuals? Should they? By Ted Gup How to Help the University of Puerto Rico — and How Not To http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-the-University-of/241880 2017-11-27T12:36:04-05:00 Unlike the response to Katrina, inviting qualified students to stateside colleges in the wake of Hurricane Maria weakens the institution. By Isar Godreau, Yarimar Bonilla, and Don E. Walicek From Discipline Codes to Contractual Respect http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Discipline-Codes-to/241865 2017-11-26T18:30:00-05:00 A new approach to managing students’ behavior focuses on working with them to head off problems, not doling out punishment later. By Peter F. Lake What Did You Do for Winter Break? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Did-You-Do-for-Winter/241867 2017-11-26T18:30:00-05:00 Whether it’s by volunteering, doing research, or getting ready for the job market, many college students around the country try to make the most of their time off. Selling Swampland: For-Profit Colleges in the Age of Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selling-Swampland-For-Profit/241866 2017-11-26T18:30:00-05:00 Political ploys to help Bridgepoint’s Ashford University rake in federal funds shouldn’t surprise us. By A.J. Angulo