PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-12-04T19:33:16-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Personal Lecture http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Personal-Lecture/238559 2016-12-04T18:31:21-05:00 How to make big classes feel small. By Katherine Mangan 5 Ways to Shake Up the Lecture http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Ways-to-Shake-Up-the-Lecture/238560 2016-12-04T18:31:21-05:00 Flipping the classroom has gotten the most attention, but professors have a variety of approaches in their toolkits to improve the student experience. By Katherine Mangan How One University Encourages Innovation in Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Encourages/238566 2016-12-04T18:30:21-05:00 The U. of Georgia organizes faculty learning communities to help professors rethink the lecture. By Katherine Mangan When Do Public Rebukes of Students Cross a Line? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Do-Public-Rebukes-of/238552 2016-12-02T04:55:00-05:00 The University of North Carolina Wilmington is the latest campus roiled by an instructor’s criticism of a student online. Scholars disagree on when protected speech becomes unprofessional harassment. By Peter Schmidt 7 Ways to Ease the Transition to Retirement http://www.chronicle.com/article/7-Ways-to-Ease-the-Transition/238491 2016-11-27T18:30:33-05:00 By Vimal Patel Greasing the Retirement Wheel http://www.chronicle.com/article/Greasing-the-Retirement-Wheel/238493 2016-11-27T18:30:33-05:00 How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat. By Vimal Patel A Guide to Navigate the Retirement Wilderness http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Guide-to-Navigate-the/238492 2016-11-27T18:30:33-05:00 For UCLA’s new faculty liaison, retiring "doesn’t mean you walk into the forest and die for the sake of the tribe." By Vimal Patel What It’s Like to Be Named to a Watch List of ‘Anti-American’ Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Named/238486 2016-11-23T04:55:00-05:00 Many scholars aren’t sure whether to criticize the list or crack jokes about it. But some professors on the list say their work cuts to the essence of what it means to be an American. By Katherine Knott Retirement Incentives http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Retirement-Incentives/67 2016-11-23T00:00:00-05:00 How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat. Villanova Asks Professors to Discuss Postelection Tensions in Class http://www.chronicle.com/article/Villanova-Asks-Professors-to/238411 2016-11-15T04:55:00-05:00 Amid a spate of racially charged and hate-motivated incidents on campuses since last week, the university stands out for urging its faculty to allow students to speak up. By Sarah Brown The Foolproof Recruiting Tool http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Foolproof-Recruiting-Tool/238375 2016-11-13T18:30:00-05:00 Why endowed chairs often succeed in luring faculty talent. By Audrey Williams June New Insights on What Psychologically Rattles Graduate Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Insights-on-What/238399 2016-11-12T13:45:00-05:00 Groundbreaking research links anxiety and depression to discrimination or financial woes among the students. Fields that are highly competitive or that subjectively measure performance may breed distress. By Peter Schmidt How Voters’ Education Levels Factored Into Trump’s Win http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Voters-Education-Levels/238361 2016-11-10T04:55:04-05:00 Campaign-watchers had long focused on the role the electorate’s schooling would play in the race. But it’s hardly the only demographic breakdown that mattered. By Beckie Supiano Lesson Plans After the Shock: How Instructors Treated Trump’s Win in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lesson-Plans-After-the-Shock-/238360 2016-11-10T04:55:00-05:00 As professors grappled with their own surprise, they also had to figure out how to deal with students’ and colleagues’ questions. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Academic Pollsters Didn’t See All Those Trump Voters Coming, Either. Why Not? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Pollsters-Didn-t/238362 2016-11-10T04:41:00-05:00 After a surprising election, public-opinion researchers assess the damage. By Steve Kolowich Here Are a Few of the Academics Who Will Vote for Donald Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-a-Few-of-the/238331 2016-11-07T04:55:00-05:00 Talking politics at work can be a minefield for professors planning to cast their ballots this Tuesday for the Republican presidential nominee. By Nadia Dreid A New Front of Activism http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Front-of-Activism/238319 2016-11-06T19:00:04-05:00 When making their case for tenure, minority professors say they feel penalized for one of the reasons they were hired: being different. If colleges are to succeed at diversifying the faculty, this might be the sticking point. By Robin Wilson Older Scientists Are Touted as Offering Untapped Value http://www.chronicle.com/article/Older-Scientists-Are-Touted-as/238307 2016-11-04T04:55:00-04:00 While a researcher’s productivity generally declines with age — possibly because of the distraction of administrative duties — creativity and impact do not, a new study has found. By Paul Basken Can Colleges Train Professors to Steer Clear of Microaggressions? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Colleges-Train-Professors/238289 2016-11-03T04:55:00-04:00 After a student’s blog post on a perceived microaggression went viral, her university announced new training for faculty. Here is what such trainings might accomplish. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Her Students Asked About Police Shootings. So She Created a Guide for Them. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Her-Students-Asked-About/238277 2016-11-02T04:55:00-04:00 A 48-page course reader by a professor at Montclair State University has taken on a second life and illustrated students’ desire to use the classroom as a place to discuss the issue. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz