PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-09-27T23:29:11-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Why Ed-Tech Software Patents Could Harm Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Ed-Tech-Software-Patents/237907 2016-09-27T04:49:08-04:00 The arcane details, as it turns out, pose a serious risk to colleges, in complex ways. By Michael Feldstein Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-All-Humanists-Should-Go-to/237878 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 Academics could learn a lot from volunteering in a penal institution — about teaching, technology, and the value of a liberal-arts education. By Alex Tipei Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies http://www.chronicle.com/article/Outdated-Immigration-Laws-/237879 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 The energy and innovation that colleges have used to recruit international students is needed to advance immigration-reform efforts that would allow the United States to hold on to this talent after graduation. By Giovanni Peri and Sara McElmurry Missouri’s Public-Health Enemy No. 1: a Gun in Every Pocket http://www.chronicle.com/article/Missouri-s-Public-Health/237883 2016-09-23T04:55:00-04:00 How can an educator reassure her worried students when irresponsible legislators have granted a universal right to carry firearms, no training required? By Lise J. Saffran Graduate-Student Unions Mean Good News for Professors, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Student-Unions-Mean/237809 2016-09-18T18:38:13-04:00 Despite overblown warnings from university administrators, collective bargaining does not damage the mentor-mentee relationship. By Alex Gourevitch and Suresh Naidu The No-Censorship Approach to Life http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-No-Censorship-Approach-to/237807 2016-09-18T18:35:13-04:00 The burden we impose on ourselves by forgoing limits on speech is the responsibility to engage in the debate, on campus as in the larger society. By Lee C. Bollinger Welcome, Freshmen. Look at Me When I Talk to You. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Welcome-Freshmen-Look-at-Me/237751 2016-09-11T19:01:45-04:00 Digital technologies can enhance student learning. But they also present dangers, which we should explain to digital natives newly arrived on campuses. By Jonathan Zimmerman NLRB’s Graduate-Assistant Ruling: Bad News for Administrators and Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/NLRB-s-Graduate-Assistant/237714 2016-09-07T12:00:00-04:00 The decision in the Columbia University case will have a profound and unfortunate effect on private education as we know it. By Joseph W. Ambash ‘Safe’ Is in the Brain of the Beholder http://www.chronicle.com/article/Safe-Is-in-the-Brain-of/237701 2016-09-06T13:00:00-04:00 Instead of disparaging students’ requests for safe spaces, professors should try joining them there. By Lee Burdette Williams What Research Universities Can Learn From Teaching-Intensive Counterparts http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Research-Universities-Can/237518 2016-08-31T21:00:00-04:00 The future of the biomedical work force depends on creating more-sustainable ways to fund the mission of the institutions that train its scientists. By D. Ellen K. Tarr What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-Right-Now/237589 2016-08-28T18:31:46-04:00 The new economics of higher education are harsh, but institutions that listen to the needs of their undergraduates can get them to the finish line. By Sara Goldrick-Rab Reimagining College as a Lifelong Learning Experience http://www.chronicle.com/article/Reimagining-College-as-a/237588 2016-08-28T18:30:46-04:00 The value of college is increasingly found in the connections it creates. We should embrace that role, aiming for deeper and more lasting ties to graduates. By Matthew Rascoff and Eric Johnson 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