PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2018-05-21T02:53:38-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How a 21st-Century Learning Environment Helps Students Master Tough Subjects http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-21st-Century-Learning/243439 2018-05-18T16:36:00-04:00 In Austin Community College’s ACCelerator, which opened in 2014 in a former shopping mall, instructors work with small groups of students, at their own pace. By Julia Schmalz Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-department-chair 2018-05-18T16:09:00-04:00 In a few months the chair of your department will step down. You want the job. But are you ready? To help you prepare, we’ve collected lessons and advice from experienced department heads on how to make the transition from faculty member to chair, and how to succeed in that role. Buy a copy of “Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair” in the Chronicle Store, and check out the rest of our new Starter Kit series. Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization http://www.chronicle.com/article/Two-Movements-Converge-MeToo/243464 2018-05-18T13:27:00-04:00 Labor organizers at universities are trying to make the case that a union can be a powerful advocate for students fighting sexual harassment and assault. By Nell Gluckman After Years of State Budget Woes, the U. of Illinois Will Hire Hundreds of Faculty Members http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Years-of-State-Budget/243442 2018-05-17T15:06:00-04:00 With revenues on the rise, administrators want to invest in more faculty members.  By Emma Kerr The Future of Learning and How It Could Change Your Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Future-of-LearningHow/243437 2018-05-17T10:51:00-04:00 A Chronicle reporter shares lessons for professors from her new report. Catholic U. Plan, Which Could Result in Layoffs of Tenured Profs, Moves Ahead http://www.chronicle.com/article/Catholic-U-Plan-Which-Could/243430 2018-05-16T17:00:40-04:00 The university’s Academic Senate, which includes professors and administrators, voted in favor of sending the “academic renewal” plan to trustees for a final vote. By Jack Stripling ‘My Professional World Has Gotten Smaller’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/My-Professional-World-Has/243377 2018-05-11T18:36:00-04:00 Three scholars speak about how sexual harassment and assault have distorted their lives in the academy. By Julia Schmalz How Your Office Could Inspire Student Collaboration http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Your-Office-Could-Inspire/243384 2018-05-10T10:18:00-04:00 To foster faculty-student interactions, some campuses are designing better spaces for them to meet. How Colleges Can Help STEM Students Think More Broadly http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Can-Help-STEM/243376 2018-05-09T15:09:28-04:00 A major new report encourages colleges to integrate STEM with the arts and humanities to improve student outcomes. Here are some things educators may want to keep in mind. By Beckie Supiano What a Twitter Tussle Exposed About Intergenerational Friction Among Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Twitter-Tussle-Exposed/243374 2018-05-09T14:05:14-04:00 The stark job-market downturn since the 2008 recession has fueled long-simmering tensions. By Alexander C. Kafka Idea Lab: Academic Overhauls https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-academic-overhauls 2018-05-08T16:17:00-04:00 Revamping a curriculum or academic program is never easy. To help college leaders make such big changes a success, we’ve pulled together a collection of articles and essays with lessons and tips. Buy it in the new Chronicle store. Faculty Senate Criticizes Tennessee System’s President After Sudden Firing of Knoxville Chancellor http://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Senate-Criticizes/243363 2018-05-08T11:15:00-04:00 The group passed a resolution censuring Joe DiPietro for “administrative actions that directly and negatively affect” the campuses he oversees. By Andy Thomason Professors Are Talking About Students’ Dead Grandparents Again http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Are-Talking-About/243353 2018-05-07T12:38:00-04:00 While some academics complained on Twitter about students’ using the alleged death of a grandparent as an excuse during finals, others said it’s time to respect students’ ever-more-complex lives. By Emma Kerr Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Traditional-Teaching-May/243339 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses inclusive teaching, which seeks to equalize opportunity for students from all backgrounds to participate and succeed in class. By Beckie Supiano He Makes a Joke. She Isn’t Laughing: ‘Lingerie’ Comment in Elevator Leads to Uproar Among Scholars. http://www.chronicle.com/article/He-Makes-a-Joke-She-Isn-t/243350 2018-05-06T16:42:45-04:00 A female professor complained to their association about a male professor’s unprofessional remark at a conference. Told to write an “unequivocal apology,” he refused. By Katherine Mangan Catholic U. Is ‘Playing With Fire’ by Trying to Lay Off Tenured Professors, Committee Declares http://www.chronicle.com/article/Catholic-U-Is-Playing-With/243329 2018-05-03T13:45:21-04:00 An ad hoc group’s report could be a setback for the provost’s “academic renewal” plan, which seeks to close a $3.5-million budget gap with layoffs and increased teaching loads. By Jack Stripling UNC Rejects Faculty Panel’s Finding That Administrators Interfered in Critic’s Class on Sports http://www.chronicle.com/article/UNC-Rejects-Faculty-Panel-s/243327 2018-05-03T12:53:00-04:00 A history professor at Chapel Hill has accused officials of meddling in his teaching of a course that includes material on the university’s infamous fake-classes scandal. By Emma Kerr The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-5-Tips-for-Student-Success/243323 2018-05-03T09:51:00-04:00 A community-college administrator shares his approach, which he credits with increasing the number of graduates by 67 percent. U. of Illinois at Chicago Officials Defend Handling of Researcher’s Misconduct http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-at-Chicago/243299 2018-05-02T10:43:00-04:00 A ProPublica Illinois report revealed last week that a federal agency had ordered the university to repay $3.1 million that had been given to a psychiatrist to study bipolar disorder among children. By Jodi S. Cohen (ProPublica Illinois) The Real Free-Speech Crisis Is Professors Being Disciplined for Liberal Views, a Scholar Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Real-Free-Speech-Crisis-Is/243284 2018-04-30T21:53:23-04:00 It may defy the examples brandished by right-wing pundits, but Jeffrey Adam Sachs says faculty members are dismissed more often for liberal comments than conservative ones. By Chris Quintana