Teaching Diversity Online Is Possible. These Professors Tell You How.

Talking about racism, privilege, and other sensitive topics can be tough online. Here’s how some faculty members make it work.



Boise State’s Innovation Guru Pushes a Start-Up Approach as a Model for Change

Gordon Jones, who moved to Idaho after experience at Harvard and in business, explains how to avoid the "immunological rejection response" to change and why to take more responsibility for what happens to graduates.



Where the College Scorecard Has, and Hasn't, Gained Traction

A year ago, the Education Department released a revamped version of the online tool as a replacement for President Obama’s college-ratings plan. It’s caught on with some college counselors, if not so much with students.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren reminded the department of its promise to forgive debts owed by students of the defunct chain of colleges.

The Ticker

Jury Orders San Diego State to Pay Fired Women's Coach $3.35 Million

After a monthlong trial, jurors agreed that the university had retaliated against Beth Burns, the women's basketball coach, for complaining about Title IX violations.


Leadership & Governance

Video: At Marlboro College, Everybody Gets a Vote

President Kevin F.F. Quigley talks about the college's Town Meeting governance structure and a scholarship program designed to bring one student from every state to this New England campus.



How One University Worked to Get Ahead of the Curve on Title IX

Though the University of Central Missouri wasn’t facing high-profile allegations or a federal investigation, it instituted some novel reforms in how it handles sexual assault.


Amid Concerns About Stifling Speech, Colleges Take a New Look at Bias-Response Teams

Bias-response teams have found themselves under a new wave of criticism, but that’s not why some of them are changing.



Economists Offer Unconventional Wisdom on Student-Loan ‘Crisis’

Two new books seek to add nuance to the public debate about student debt. But can their evidence sway an audience steeped in anecdotes about struggling graduates?



How Skin-Deep Judgments of Professors Might Influence Student Success

A scholar at UNLV has been examining whether students actually might learn more if their instructor is attractive. For those hoping that brains are all that counts in academe, the picture he paints isn’t pretty.



The Worst Roommate Horror Stories, From Those Charged With Playing Peacemaker

We asked residence-life officials to share outstanding tales of bad blood between college roommates. They did not disappoint.


Leadership & Governance

Video: How One Institution Went From a Vocational School to a University

The United States needs more-inclusive campuses, where students can complete one credential and move on to the next, says Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University, which now offers several master’s programs but isn’t embarrassed by its vocational ethos.




Obama’s Legacy: An Unlikely Hawk on Higher Ed

Behind the "Professor President," advisers executed an accountability agenda driven by economic worry and national skepticism about the value of college.


The Chronicle Review

How Obama Sees America

Democracy, he reminds us, is a work in progress.


The Chronicle Review

The First Feminist President

Appreciating an overlooked legacy.


Accelerated Remedial Math Programs Offer Effective Alternative

Statway and Quantway can adequately prepare students for courses of study that do not lead to calculus.



Community-College FAQ: What's a 'Comprehensive Community College'?

One size does not fit all when it comes to two-year institutions.





Know Your Audience

Trouble is, it’s more and more difficult to know who is reading in the internet age.