PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2018-02-25T01:03:29-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What if Teaching Evaluations Happened Later? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-if-Teaching-Evaluations/242611 2018-02-22T12:11:00-05:00 If the true measure of an education is difficult to gauge right away, then maybe it makes sense to wait to ask students what they got from a course. After a Mass Shooting, Education Programs Confront a Question: ‘Am I Obligated to Take a Bullet for My Students?’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-a-Mass-Shooting/242601 2018-02-21T17:44:10-05:00 Colleges’ education programs typically do not require training in how to respond to an active shooter. But some are rethinking their curricula. By Emma Kerr The Faculty-Retirement Conundrum http://chronicle.com/resource/the-faculty-retirement-conundr/6184/ 2018-02-21T13:43:00-05:00 Professors may want to retire, but they also have jobs they don’t want to give up. Here’s how administrators can smooth faculty members’ paths into retirement. Teaching Newsletter FAQ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-FAQ/242590 2018-02-20T14:14:19-05:00 Everything you need to know about The Chronicle’s weekly newsletter on teaching and learning. By Beckie Supiano How These Professors Assign Their Own Books With a Clean Conscience http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-These-Professors-Assign/242580 2018-02-16T17:59:08-05:00 Putting one’s own work on the syllabus can be logical. But the mild self-enrichment — or appearance of such — has some academics jumping through hoops to avoid it. By Chris Quintana A College Designed for Adults http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-College-Designed-for-Adults/242559 2018-02-15T17:22:00-05:00 At College Unbound, a new institution in Rhode Island, the curriculum and services reflect the life and work experiences of older students. “We’ve tried to become what they needed,” says Adam Bush, its provost. By Goldie Blumenstyk Professors and Free Speech http://chronicle.com/resource/professors-and-free-speech/6442/ 2018-02-15T13:25:00-05:00 Some professors nowadays fear for their jobs or their safety on account of their views at a time of high partisan tensions. Here are the stories of several professors in the cross hairs, and how their colleges responded. Harnessing the Power of the Developing Brain http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harnessing-the-Power-of-the/242556 2018-02-15T10:15:00-05:00 What professors — and students — should know about the advantages and limitations of the teenage brain. Michigan State’s Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in Embattled Trustees http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-s-Faculty/242540 2018-02-13T17:13:00-05:00 It’s yet another sign of the tensions that have continued to simmer on the campus since the recent sentencing hearings for Larry Nassar, formerly a sports doctor at the university, who abused at least 265 young women and girls. By Sarah Brown Princeton Professor Cancels Course After His Use of a Racial Slur Angered Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Princeton-Professor-Cancels/242539 2018-02-13T14:34:00-05:00 The university affirmed its values of free speech and inclusivity after Lawrence Rosen used the word three times in a discussion of hate speech. By Emma Kerr The Evolution of a Faculty-Focused Approach http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Evolution-of-a/242485 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 At the University of Denver, faculty members overcame anger and distrust to hammer out a novel set of post-tenure policies. Peer-to-Peer Guidance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Peer-to-Peer-Guidance/242486 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 At key junctions in their careers, professors at the University of Denver are urged to seek advice from more-experienced colleagues. Most Professors Hate Post-Tenure Review. A Better Approach Might Look Like This. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Most-Professors-Hate/242483 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 Skill development and guidance from colleagues take precedence at the University of Denver. By Audrey Williams June For Scholars of Women’s Studies, It’s Been a Dangerous Year http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Scholars-of-Women-s/242521 2018-02-11T13:48:00-05:00 Since the election, these academics, many of whom are familiar with being the targets of criticism, say they’ve experienced vandalism, online trolling, and death threats at levels they haven’t seen before. By Emma Kerr Journalism Professor at Northwestern, Accused of Harassment, Takes Leave of Absence http://www.chronicle.com/article/Journalism-Professor-at/242520 2018-02-09T18:35:13-05:00 Alec Klein, who directs the acclaimed Medill Justice Project, was the subject of a letter of complaint from 10 former students and employees of the university. By Katherine Mangan How One University Connects Students and Mentors With Surprising Success http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Connects/242495 2018-02-08T18:51:51-05:00 Western Governors University educates tens of thousands of students online, but the share of its alumni who say they had a mentor in college is twice the national rate. By Beckie Supiano How to Help Students of Differing Abilities http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Students-of/242475 2018-02-08T11:31:00-05:00 Remedial math is a big stumbling block for students, and placing them in credit-bearing courses shows promise. But what’s the best way to teach them? NSF to Require Reporting of Researchers Who Harass http://www.chronicle.com/article/NSF-to-Require-Reporting-of/242472 2018-02-08T10:01:00-05:00 The agency seeks to ensure firsthand that any research it funds, including at remote outposts, is carried out free of harassment. By Paul Basken As Protests Mount, U. of Chicago Plans for a Visit From Steve Bannon http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Protests-Mount-U-of/242463 2018-02-06T20:17:37-05:00 The professor who invited the former White House strategist and Breitbart News executive says he disagrees with Bannon’s politics. But disinviting the speaker, he said, would send the message that “there is no space for other ideas on campus.” By Emma Kerr Meet the Philosophers Who Give ‘The Good Place’ Its Scholarly Bona Fides http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Philosophers-Who-Give/242462 2018-02-06T19:24:00-05:00 Professors from UCLA and from Clemson help give the sitcom its grounding in moral philosophy. (Promise: No spoilers here.) By Chris Quintana