PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2017-09-23T06:58:22-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What You Need to Know About the Inspector General’s Audit of Western Governors U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241263 2017-09-21T23:04:52-04:00 The audit’s recommendation that the university repay more than $700 million in student aid has grabbed all the attention. But it’s far from clear that that will ever happen. By Beckie Supiano Dust-Up Involving Conservative Student Sparks Political Uproar in Nebraska http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dust-Up-Involving-Conservative/241262 2017-09-21T20:08:48-04:00 Two instructors protested a student who promoted the right-wing group Turning Point USA. The backlash that ensued has left some professors feeling vulnerable. By Eric Kelderman Teaching Newsletter: Helping Students Persist, 9/21/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-Helping/241256 2017-09-21T12:07:00-04:00 Keeping students academically motivated helps them stay enrolled. But do professors see retention as part of their job? How a College Aims to Breed Activists With Keen Eyes on Identity Politics http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-College-Aims-to-Breed/241241 2017-09-19T21:34:08-04:00 A new program at the City College of New York will teach activism with a nuanced approach to politics. By Nell Gluckman A Debate About White Supremacy and Medieval Studies Exposes Deep Rifts in the Field http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Debate-About-White-Supremacy/241234 2017-09-18T21:20:21-04:00 Medievalists have been wrestling with their field’s connection to white supremacists. Now, one of their own has sharply challenged their fears, revealing a struggle to define the discipline’s future. By Nell Gluckman Cal State’s Retreat From Remediation Stokes Debate on College Readiness http://www.chronicle.com/article/Cal-State-s-Retreat-From/241227 2017-09-15T21:19:28-04:00 The shift at the huge public-university system casts new attention on questions about how colleges decide who’s ready for college-level work. By Katherine Mangan When Do a Dean’s Messages About a Graduate Union Go Too Far? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Do-a-Dean-s-Messages/241197 2017-09-14T17:06:50-04:00 Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute. By Vimal Patel Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 9/14/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-A-New/241196 2017-09-14T13:54:00-04:00 How much interest is there in creating a common academic experience? How a Group of Instructors Is Standing Up to the Right-Wing Outrage Machine http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Group-of-Instructors-Is/241192 2017-09-13T21:15:42-04:00 Eighty are pre-emptively answering threats to progressive, minority faculty members after a year of social-media anger. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Lies Ahead in the Campus-Speech Wars? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Lies-Ahead-in-the/241160 2017-09-13T15:00:00-04:00 Campus free-speech experts discuss the challenges and strategies they see for the First Amendment during a volatile era — and what colleges can do about them. By Julia Schmalz U. of Rochester Professor Accused of Harassment Apologizes for ‘Emotional Turmoil’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Rochester-Professor/241172 2017-09-12T21:57:09-04:00 Students and others have criticized the institution’s president for dismissing complaints against the faculty member. By Katherine Mangan Why Beall’s List Died — and What It Left Unresolved About Open Access http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Beall-s-List-Died-/241171 2017-09-12T21:27:23-04:00 Nine months ago, a librarian abruptly shuttered a blacklist of journals he deemed untrustworthy. But while Jeffrey Beall’s project has ended, debates over its merit and impact live on. By Paul Basken Teaching Newsletter: Immigration and Graduate Students, 9/7/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-/241120 2017-09-07T16:55:00-04:00 The Trump administration’s decision to phase out the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, dominated the news earlier this month. The administration’s strict stance on immigration is bound to have an impact on the college classroom in other ways.  Elsevier Embraces Data-Sharing Standards, in Step Toward Scientific Openness http://www.chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-Embraces-Data-Sharing/241089 2017-09-05T03:00:01-04:00 In support of scientific transparency, the publishing giant endorsed broad guidelines for open articles and data. By Paul Basken Faculty Members Organize to Fight ‘Fascist’ Interlopers on Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Members-Organize-to/241081 2017-08-31T22:48:07-04:00 The Campus Anti-Fascist Network is a new coalition of faculty, staff, and students who want to push back against far-right speakers and websites that call out their peers for perceived liberal bias. By Nell Gluckman Teaching Newsletter: The Motivation Cliff, 8/31/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-The/241067 2017-08-31T11:57:00-04:00 First-year students are easy to spot at this time of year: They look lost. Given a little time, freshmen will find their way around the campus. But many of them will never be more academically motivated than they are right now. Fill Out This Bingo Card During Your First Faculty Meeting of the Year http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fill-Out-This-Bingo-Card/241022 2017-08-28T13:26:00-04:00 Two years ago, McSweeney’s delighted higher ed with a “First Faculty Meeting of the Year Bingo” card. We’ve updated it.  By Clara Turnage The Antifa Academic http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Antifa-Academic/241002 2017-08-24T19:41:44-04:00 A Dartmouth lecturer who wrote a book on the anti-fascist movement discusses his research and the people at the center of it. By Nell Gluckman Teaching Newsletter: First Class, First Impressions, 8/24/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-First/240997 2017-08-24T14:36:00-04:00 Check out the most recent issue of The Chronicle’s new Teaching newsletter. We hope it sparks some insights and ideas on teaching, learning, and curriculum. Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-See-Charlottesville/240961 2017-08-18T19:06:44-04:00 Recent events have inspired faculty members not only to talk about race in class but also to show students how to respond to hate groups. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz