PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2017-11-20T02:49:18-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Breaking Down Barriers to Retaining Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Breaking-Down-Barriers-to/241814 2017-11-19T18:30:00-05:00 A short email to unregistered students led to stories of parking tickets, overdue library books, and more. By Chris Hutt It’s Time for Me to Go http://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-for-Me-to-Go/241817 2017-11-19T18:30:00-05:00 After 18 years in office, a university president says goodbye to ‘Kafkaesque administrivia’ — and a campus she loves. By Janet Dudley-Eshbach What to Consider When Closing an Academic Program http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-to-Consider-When-Closing/241738 2017-11-12T18:30:00-05:00 Position your institution for the future, then proceed with caution. By Peter D. Eckel Networked U.’s: This Is What Will Save Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Networked-U-s-This-Is-What/241724 2017-11-08T20:10:00-05:00 Through technology, multiple institutions can link together to deliver essential services at a discount. By Jeffrey J. Selingo How Dual Enrollment Contributes to Inequality http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Dual-Enrollment/241668 2017-11-05T18:30:00-05:00 The wildly popular program lets high-school students earn college credits cheaply and easily. But it’s not available to all students equally. By Erik Gilbert 3 Ways to Get More Women Into Tech http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Ways-to-Get-More-Women-Into/241664 2017-11-05T18:29:00-05:00 The president of Harvey Mudd College shares the strategies it’s used to interest more female students in computer science. By Maria Klawe The Pernicious Silencing of the Adjunct Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Pernicious-Silencing-of/241601 2017-10-30T11:53:00-04:00 The tenuousness of their job security does no good for either teaching or learning. That’s bad for every American. By Eva Swidler What I Learned From My Campus Job http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-Learned-From-My-Campus/241573 2017-10-29T12:30:00-04:00 Faculty members and administrators recall lessons large and small. What Should the University Be in a Time of Devastation? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Should-the-University-Be/241562 2017-10-26T00:00:00-04:00 A professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez questions whether her institution could do more than just save its semester. By Catherine M. Mazak Higher Ed’s Message to Ex-Felons: No Second Chances http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-s-Message-to/241554 2017-10-25T16:47:20-04:00 In denying grad-school admission to a woman convicted 21 years ago, Harvard illustrates academe’s disregard for the incarcerated and those who ever have been. By Erin L. Castro, Rebecca Ginsburg, and Marc M. Howard The Wisdom of Hosting a Presidential Debate — or Not http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Wisdom-of-Hosting-a/241512 2017-10-22T18:30:00-04:00 Go for it, says one administrator who’s been through the experience, but only if you can respond with a confident “yes” to four questions. By Justin Pope Commentary: What My Struggling Students Wanted Me to Understand http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-What-My-Struggling/241486 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 Developmental instructors need to make room for students’ feelings. By Nicole Matos Commentary: Could Apple Computer Have Survived Higher Ed? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-Could-Apple/241490 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 Ideas for improving academic culture abound, but too many die on the vine. Universities can change that. By Jeffrey Ratje Commentary: A Newer Education for Our Era http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-A-Newer-Education/241313 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 We need to teach creativity, collaboration, and adaptability. By Cathy N. Davidson How an Experiment in 3-D Printing Illuminated Our Humanities Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-an-Experiment-in-3-D/241489 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 The buggy unfamiliarity of the new technology helped students see older media with fresh eyes. By Marta Figlerowicz and Ayesha Ramachandran Professors Are Complicit in Football Players’ Brain Damage http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Are-Complicit-in/241521 2017-10-22T14:34:55-04:00 In granting football scholarships, colleges agree to cultivate student-athletes’ thinking on the condition that they risk serious cognitive harm. By Matt Sienkiewicz High Anxiety: How Can We Save Our Students From Themselves? http://www.chronicle.com/article/High-Anxiety-How-Can-We-Save/241519 2017-10-20T00:00:00-04:00 Colleges aren’t solely to blame for students’ mental-health problems, but we’re not doing all we can to relieve some of the pressures. By Jonathan Zimmerman Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Disruption-Violate-Free/241470 2017-10-17T16:00:00-04:00 The “heckler’s veto” can be as much a threat to rights of free expression as government censorship. By Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky The Sexism That Permeates the Academy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Sexism-That-Permeates-the/241469 2017-10-17T15:26:00-04:00 Believing gendered hierarchy should not exist in the world that we want does not mean that gendered hierarchy does not exist in the world that we have. By Peggy O’Donnell Is Professorial Branding for You? Yes, It Is http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Professorial-Branding-for/241438 2017-10-15T18:30:00-04:00 Take control of the ways that you and your work are perceived. By Scott Talan