PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2017-02-20T22:18:28-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Colleges Lost Billions to Hedge Funds in 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Lost-Billions-to/239245 2017-02-20T04:55:00-05:00 The disastrous endowment performance was widespread, but it left a handful of elite institutions with most of their wealth intact. By Charlie Eaton The Hazards and Opportunities Presented by Title IX http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-HazardsOpportunities-/239234 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 Wise college leaders will seize the chance to publicize their successful Title IX compliance — attracting more students who want to feel and be safe. By Peter Lake Colleges Can Help Students Move Up. Let’s Make It Easier. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Can-Help-Students/239236 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 With the support of state and federal policy makers, more institutions can push more low-income students into the middle class. By James Kvaal Embracing Governance — and Efficiency http://www.chronicle.com/article/Embracing-Governance-and/239169 2017-02-12T18:31:30-05:00 Not all faculty committees are created equal. But there are ways to make bad ones better, and to reward the efforts of the good ones. By David D. Perlmutter Trustees: Pay Attention to the Mission Statement http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trustees-Pay-Attention-to-the/239163 2017-02-12T18:30:11-05:00 On a college’s governing board, familiarity with that document, and sometimes a willingness to rewrite it, is crucial. By Clara M. Lovett Reframing Faculty Criticisms of Student Activism http://www.chronicle.com/article/Reframing-Faculty-Criticisms/239182 2017-02-10T14:15:07-05:00 Instead of reacting negatively to students who mobilize for change, we should suppress our discomfort and recognize what they’ve gotten right. By Dean Spade My ‘Dear Betsy’ Letter http://www.chronicle.com/article/My-Dear-Betsy-Letter/239153 2017-02-09T00:01:00-05:00 The new secretary of education hasn’t reached out to the president of Macalester College for advice. But it could happen, he says, and he has some ideas. By Brian Rosenberg How Canceling Controversial Speakers Hurts Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Canceling-Controversial/239151 2017-02-08T14:00:00-05:00 We don’t do our undergraduates any favors by shielding them from the views of the big bad conservatives beyond the ivory tower. By Rafael Walker Let Parents Be Parents http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-Parents-Be-Parents/239108 2017-02-05T18:31:30-05:00 First-generation parents don’t need more instruction on the college process. Colleges need to require less of it. By Eric Johnson How Robots Will Save Liberal Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Robots-Will-Save-Liberal/239113 2017-02-05T06:54:49-05:00 They can’t take the jobs that require "relationship workers," who exhibit the valuable skills that a liberal education provides. By Eboo Patel The Changing Landscape of Peer Review http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Changing-Landscape-of-Peer/239111 2017-02-05T06:54:49-05:00 University presses must adapt to the rise of digital publishing and the greater reliance on nontenured faculty members. By Brian Halley How Immigrants Have Made America a Leader in Technology Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Immigrants-Have-Made/239063 2017-01-31T16:45:51-05:00 Trump’s executive order could break the positive feedback loop that brings foreign students to American universities and creates American jobs. By John Villasenor How Administrators Can Help Prepare Ph.D.s for Nonfaculty Careers http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Administrators-Can-Help/239017 2017-01-29T18:31:23-05:00 Graduate programs should foster alumni networks and provide opportunities for students to articulate their skills. By L. Maren Wood Beyond the College Earnings Premium. Way Beyond. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Beyond-the-College-Earnings/239013 2017-01-29T18:30:00-05:00 A college education is a public good, in ways that are rarely acknowledged, and ought to be treated that way. By Philip Trostel Getting Personal in the Search for Campus Leaders http://www.chronicle.com/article/Getting-Personal-in-the-Search/239014 2017-01-29T18:30:00-05:00 For diversity to become a truly positive attribute of a college, it must be built into searches for deans and provosts. By Richard A. Skinner Colleges Must Find Ways to Serve Students Shut Out by the Ban http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Find-Ways-to/239040 2017-01-29T18:09:00-05:00 President Trump’s order runs counter to an established U.S. foreign-policy goal in the Middle East: to develop "informed critical thinkers resistant to extremist appeals." By Richard LeBaron and Jessica Ashooh How to Help Students When Your College Closes http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Students-When-Your/238966 2017-01-22T19:01:00-05:00 Administrators should takes solace in knowing that they made a difficult situation more tolerable by communicating clearly and providing good options. By Jamie Morley and Bill Ojile You Don’t Need to Be Superwoman to Succeed in STEM http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Don-t-Need-to-Be/238964 2017-01-22T18:25:13-05:00 The pernicious myth that you need to be a straight-A student to deserve your spot encourages everyone to hide what they see as their failures. By AnnMarie Thomas Don’t Retreat. Teach Citizenship. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Retreat-Teach/238923 2017-01-19T04:55:00-05:00 It’s possible to cultivate valuable skills and dispositions across the curriculum. And now it’s more crucial than ever. By Michael B. Smith, Rebecca S. Nowacek, and Jeffrey L. Bernstein The 3 Qualities That Make a Good Dean http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-3-Qualities-That-Make-a/238883 2017-01-15T18:30:25-05:00 A veteran professor-turned-dean who wanted to bring light to "the dark side" explains what worked for him. By Robert F. Bruner