PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2018-08-14T06:41:32-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How a Decades-Old Experiment Sparked a War Over the Future of Psychology http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Decades-Old-Experiment/244256 2018-08-13T16:00:00-04:00 The Stanford Prison Experiment lasted just six days, and it took place 47 years ago. But it has shaped our fundamental understanding of human nature. Now many in the field are wondering: Should it have? By Megan Zahneis A UVa Historian Talks About Charlottesville’s White-Supremacist Rally a Year Later http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-UVa-Historian-Talks-About/244234 2018-08-09T19:32:00-04:00 Claudrena Harold discusses the difficult conversations she’s had with students and colleagues at the University of Virginia. “These events tested their faith,” she says. By Nell Gluckman One Drink at Dinner, Don’t Set Your Sights on the Highest-Ranked Department, and Other Job-Search Advice From a Professor Who’s Been There http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Drink-at-Dinner-Don-t/244229 2018-08-09T15:21:40-04:00 An economics professor writes a guide that mixes the encouraging, the practical, and the matter-of-fact. By Audrey Williams June How One Email From You Could Help Students Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Email-From-You-Could/244223 2018-08-09T09:53:00-04:00 A professor shares some promising results from sending a personalized message to students who failed her first exam — one example of the kind of “nudge” that can boost student performance. Here’s How Colleges Can Get More Involved in Elections — and Not Just in the Midterms http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-Colleges-Can-Get/244219 2018-08-09T00:04:00-04:00 A new report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University offers recommendations on teaching civic engagement in a time of political discord. By Claire Hansen What’s a 9-Letter Word for ‘King of CrossWorld’? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-a-9-Letter-Word-for/244208 2018-08-08T14:26:00-04:00 Michael Sharp, a Binghamton University instructor, has spent the last 12 years blogging about crosswords to a devoted following. His site now looks retro, but it’s facing all the debates and dilemmas of the modern internet. By Claire Hansen As Journalists Face Constant Attacks From the White House, Teaching News Literacy Gets Harder http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Journalists-Face-Constant/244167 2018-08-07T12:40:00-04:00 Professors find they must navigate political minefields with every lesson. By Teghan Simonton What Does This Professor Know About Conspiracy Theorists That We Don’t? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Does-This-Professor-Know/244163 2018-08-06T20:21:00-04:00 When outlandish stories about powerful people enter the mainstream, Joseph Uscinski’s phone rings off the hook. The political scientist discusses why so many people believe those tales — and how to communicate with those true believers. By Steve Kolowich Lots of People Want to End Tenure. This University Wants to Start It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lots-of-People-Want-to-End/244159 2018-08-06T18:41:54-04:00 The Florida Institute of Technology has functioned for 60 years without tenure. Why change now? Competition for faculty members, its leaders say. By Lee Gardner How New Classrooms Can Help Professors Think More Deeply About Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-New-Classrooms-Can-Help/244123 2018-08-02T11:36:00-04:00 Active-learning spaces can seem like fads, but, if approached purposefully, they can prompt instructors to reconsider their pedagogical choices. ‘I Want to Hear Those Charges’: Noted Sociologist Defers Award Until He Can ‘Make Amends’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Want-to-Hear-Those/244119 2018-08-01T19:48:00-04:00 Michael Kimmel of Stony Brook University says he will not attend his discipline’s scholarly awards ceremony this month in Philadelphia. By Katherine Mangan These Professors Don’t Work for a Predatory Publisher. It Keeps Claiming They Do. http://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Professors-Don-t-Work/244120 2018-08-01T19:29:37-04:00 Scholars falsely listed as editors of “The International Journal of Humanities and Social Science” can’t seem to make it go away. By Emma Pettit Why the Historian Behind the ‘I Have a Black Friend’ Essay Wants to Reach People Beyond His Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Historian-Behind-the/244116 2018-08-01T15:55:00-04:00 Tyler Parry, who teaches African-American history at California State at Fullerton, thinks social media opens opportunities for scholars and should be counted toward tenure. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Would-Happen-If-the-Earth/244109 2018-07-31T18:09:00-04:00 For one, our planet would immediately shrink in both mass and radius. Gravity would weaken. Oh, and there’s the blueberry geysers. By Claire Hansen and Andy Thomason 2 Scholars Quit UVa Center Over Appointment of Former Trump Administration Official http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Scholars-Quit-UVa-Center/244092 2018-07-30T12:33:00-04:00 The two historians resigned their posts at the Miller Center for public policy over the appointment of Marc Short. The center’s director maintained that Short will provide valuable expertise. By Emma Pettit Is Climbing the Carnegie Research Rankings Worth the Price Tag? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Climbing-the-Carnegie/244048 2018-07-29T18:30:00-04:00 So you want to join the elite ranks of Research 1 universities? Make sure that your aspirations match your institutional mission, and that you understand the long-term costs. By Eric Kelderman U. of Virginia Center Defends Hiring of Former Trump Official, Over Faculty Resistance http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Virginia-Center-Defends/244074 2018-07-27T14:41:00-04:00 “This appointment is squarely in our core work of studying the presidency,” the chief executive of the university’s Miller Center said of Marc Short, the former director of legislative affairs for the White House. By Chris Quintana Republicans and Democrats Both Think Higher Ed’s on the Wrong Track — for Very Different Reasons http://www.chronicle.com/article/RepublicansDemocrats-Both/244055 2018-07-26T16:50:00-04:00 Sixty-one percent of Americans think higher education is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll. By Emma Pettit A Crowdsourced Tool Helps Princeton Students Learn the ‘Invisible Rules’ of College http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Crowdsourced-Tool-Helps/244036 2018-07-26T10:47:00-04:00 Principedia has information on about 200 courses: instruction, assignments, and other things students can consider when registering. Flat Cokes, Relay Running, and 500 Pages of Notes: A Professor Prepares to Break a Guinness World Record for Longest Lesson http://www.chronicle.com/article/Flat-Cokes-Relay-Running-and/244027 2018-07-25T19:26:00-04:00 Andrew Torget plans a 30-hour lecture at the University of North Texas on the history of Texas — all of it, “from cave people up until last week.” By Sarah Brown