PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2017-07-28T02:45:56-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Assessing the Intangible in Our Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Assessing-the-Intangible-in/240744 2017-07-27T12:00:00-04:00 How do we reckon with the omissions of a higher-education accountability system that focuses solely on “measurable student learning outcomes”? By Raymond J. Shaw We Need More, Not Fewer, Collaborations With Tech Companies http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Need-More-Not-Fewer/240726 2017-07-24T14:02:01-04:00 Access to data sets and financing would be a lifeline for university-centered research and a public service to an increasingly digitized society. By Mary L. Gray Why Most Republicans Don’t Like Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Most-Republicans-Don-t/240691 2017-07-19T13:38:32-04:00 College leaders must balance academic freedom and student safety. But to some critics, colleges seem to favor stifling speech and protecting students from controversial ideas. By Terry W. Hartle Black Colleges, Teetering on the Brink, Must Chart a New Path http://www.chronicle.com/article/Black-Colleges-Teetering-on/240677 2017-07-18T13:17:07-04:00 State disinvestment, mismanagement, and scandal have jeopardized their future. But they are indispensable to our nation’s potential. By Richard D. Legon and Alvin J. Schexnider You Can Take a Bold Sabbatical http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Can-Take-a-Bold-Sabbatical/240625 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Sure, you could stay home to work on the book, but this is no time to be timid. By Kevin O. Sauter Grad School Is Hard on Mental Health. Here’s an Antidote. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Grad-School-Is-Hard-on-Mental/240626 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Science-communication training can give researchers perspective on their work and gird them against impostor syndrome. By Ardon Shorr Now You’re in Charge. Right? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Now-You-re-in-Charge-Right-/240628 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position. By Allison M. Vaillancourt Yes, the Trump Budget Would Hurt Students — but It Could Be Worse http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-the-Trump-Budget-Would/240657 2017-07-16T18:31:00-04:00 Proposed cuts in the Education Department’s budget represent both a lost opportunity to strengthen student financial-aid programs and a diversion of funds to questionable priorities. By Sandy Baum Let’s Train ‘Extension Agents’ for the 21st Century http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-s-Train-Extension/240664 2017-07-14T14:15:18-04:00 As the government scales back its engagement with problems of the real world, institutions of higher education must fill the gap. By Margee Ensign Colleges Are to Blame for the Contempt in Which They’re Held http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-to-Blame-for-the/240617 2017-07-12T13:32:07-04:00 This week’s Pew survey suggests that Republicans, at least, have begun to give up hope that higher education is still a net good for the United States. By Peter Wood Crashing the Academic Conversation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Crashing-the-Academic/240562 2017-07-09T18:00:00-04:00 Social-media outrage about liberal professors is based on a willful misunderstanding of how intellectual work is done. By Isaac A. Kamola How to Flatten the Cost Curve of College http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Flatten-the-Cost-Curve/240486 2017-07-02T18:30:00-04:00 At least a few colleges are looking beyond incremental steps to reach new students, raise the bottom line, and rethink the role of higher education. By Alana Dunagan Ethics 101 for Admissions Officers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ethics-101-for-Admissions/240487 2017-07-02T18:30:00-04:00 It’s not right to punish students who really want to attend your college by making them pay more. By Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro A First-Generation Student’s Survival Strategy: Work More, Sleep Less http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-First-Generation-Student-s/240476 2017-07-02T18:30:00-04:00 Now a tenure-track professor, David Hernández found the road to his education littered with roadblocks. Colleges could ease the journey for the working poor. By David Hernández A Conservative Defense of Free Speech for a Black Activist http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Conservative-Defense-of-Free/240467 2017-06-28T19:14:00-04:00 Lisa Durden was fired as an adjunct professor for espousing views that her college did not accept. To a conservative, that ought to be deeply offensive. By Jonathan Marks The Neglected Demographic: Faculty Members With Disabilities http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Neglected-Demographic-/240439 2017-06-27T16:35:00-04:00 Only when they are allowed to teach and research unencumbered by a need to advocate for access will they be able to see the possibilities of a career that extends beyond their disability. By Joseph Grigely Free Speech Loses Ground as Harvard Retracts Offers to Admitted Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-Speech-Loses-Ground-as/240328 2017-06-13T14:04:45-04:00 The decision fuels an already tense atmosphere of censorship at colleges across the country. By Jonathan Zimmerman Who Wins When a College Presidency Fails? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Wins-When-a-College/240320 2017-06-12T17:02:25-04:00 Search firms do, if it means more business for them. And the presidents themselves can, via lucrative termination clauses in their contracts. But colleges have much to lose. By Judith A. Wilde and James H. Finkelstein Don’t Tear Down Accreditation. Build on What’s Right About It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Tear-Down/240292 2017-06-08T11:30:00-04:00 Rather than immediately slapping colleges with sanctions, peer reviewers try to nudge them toward improvement. By Barbara E. Brittingham The New Censorship on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Censorship-on-Campus/240269 2017-06-05T22:22:00-04:00 When student protesters seek to silence voices they disagree with, everyone’s freedom of speech is at stake — including their own. By Jeffrey Herbst and Geoffrey R. Stone