PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2017-05-30T01:36:25-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education In the News, and in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-Newsin-the/240131 2017-05-25T10:30:00-04:00 Bennington College uses quickly but carefully conceived pop-up courses to educate students about unfolding events. By Duncan Dobbelmann The ‘Borrower Defense’ Rule Takes Effect in July. Brace for It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Borrower-Defense-/240124 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 The new regulation, which establishes complicated guidelines for the forgiveness of student loans, could prove costly to unwary colleges. By Anthony J. Guida Jr. Engineers Need the Liberal Arts, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/Engineers-Need-the-Liberal/240125 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Our vitality in the arts and humanities contributes directly to our national innovation edge, even in the technical world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By Kenneth Osgood 3 Reasons to Applaud Purdue’s Kaplan Deal http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Reasons-to-Applaud/240111 2017-05-19T04:55:00-04:00 The acquisition of a for-profit-college chain by a storied land-grant university points to the future of American higher education. By Arthur Levine How Missouri Used Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Missouri-Used-Shared/240099 2017-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 The university, torn by conflict, built trust and crafted a workable campus-speech policy by relying on openness and the combined wisdom of faculty and administrators. By Ben Trachtenberg Colleges Should Put Their Money Where Their Ideals Are http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Should-Put-Their/240056 2017-05-15T04:55:00-04:00 Why is it appropriate to use the dining halls to encourage sustainability and divestment from fossil fuels, but not the endowment? By Sandra Goldmark Educating the Public on the Value of a College Degree http://www.chronicle.com/article/Educating-the-Public-on-the/240005 2017-05-07T18:31:00-04:00 The perception of higher education’s worth has dimmed, and it’s up to people within the industry to do some enlightening. By Molly Corbett Broad How to Build an ‘International Pathway’ to Your College http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Build-an/240006 2017-05-07T18:31:00-04:00 Partnerships with for-profit education companies can help colleges build their brands abroad, attract foreign students, and make money. But they’re complicated. By Larry Green How I Got My Groove Back After Getting Tenure http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-I-Got-My-Groove-Back-After/240012 2017-05-07T18:30:00-04:00 After surviving the big push to permanency, taking an intellectual breather helped me rediscover my passion for the profession. By Christina M. Fitzgerald There’s a Reason the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Sounds Too Good to Be True http://www.chronicle.com/article/There-s-a-Reason-the/239954 2017-04-30T19:30:00-04:00 The public university is giving a long list of rights and privileges to its new partner, a firm answerable to Wall Street investors. By Robert Shireman Doing the Right Thing in Sexual-Misconduct Cases http://www.chronicle.com/article/Doing-the-Right-Thing-in/239942 2017-04-30T18:31:00-04:00 If neither side is entirely happy with the result, that might indicate that the process was sound.   By Elizabeth N. Mulvey The Role of Confidentiality in Presidential Searches http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Role-of-Confidentiality-in/239935 2017-04-30T18:30:00-04:00 Who are governing boards protecting with such requirements? By Judith A. Wilde and James H. Finkelstein Creative Ways to Help Students Recover From Failure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Creative-Ways-to-Help-Students/239862 2017-04-23T18:35:00-04:00 The risk of failure — that we might not "get it" — is the price we pay for the gift of new knowledge. By Raynard S. Kington A Worrisome Harbinger of Changes in Copyright Law http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Worrisome-Harbinger-of/239866 2017-04-23T18:32:00-04:00 Bills pending in Congress do not bode well for the rights and interests of the academic community. By Pamela Samuelson How to Be an Ally to New Minority Scholars http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Be-an-Ally-to-New/239859 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 If minority professors are going to be effectively recruited, developed, and retained, white faculty members must become more deliberate and effective cross-race mentors. By W. Brad Johnson Don’t Let Your Misunderstanding of the Rules Hinder Your Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Let-Your/239823 2017-04-19T04:55:00-04:00 Federal regulations allow investigators in the social sciences and humanities to exempt themselves from institutional review. No, really, they do. By Richard A. Shweder and Richard E. Nisbett Students Can Be Parents, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Can-Be-Parents-Too/239794 2017-04-16T18:33:00-04:00 Professors should make the effort to help nontraditional students, especially those with children. By Perry Threlfall The Federal Budget’s Threat to Foreign Policy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Federal-Budget-s-Threat/239796 2017-04-16T18:31:00-04:00 With U.S. foreign-policy making under threat from the Trump administration’s shortsightedness, the voice of the American university has never been more important. By Thomas B. Pepinsky Closing the Gap for First-Generation Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Closing-the-Gap-for/239795 2017-04-16T18:31:00-04:00 It’s possible to help them graduate at higher rates. The president of Smith College shares lessons she’s learned in giving students a leg up. By Kathleen McCartney A Salute to Penn State’s Trustees http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Salute-to-Penn-State-s/239760 2017-04-10T13:59:46-04:00 A president emeritus of the Association of Governing Boards says that most members of the board in State College, past and present, did the right thing. By Tom Ingram