PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2018-01-24T06:27:29-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Rochester Faculty Postpones Vote on Censuring Professor Over Sex With Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Rochester-Faculty/242323 2018-01-24T00:28:07-05:00 The Faculty Senate shelved a motion that said T. Florian Jaeger had failed to uphold moral standards expected of professors. By Katherine Mangan Many Want Michigan State’s President to Resign. Here’s Why She Still Has Campus Support. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Many-Want-Michigan-State-s/242322 2018-01-23T21:56:44-05:00 Lou Anna K. Simon is widely credited with transforming the university into an academic powerhouse. Her backers also caution against a rush to judgment when it comes to Larry Nassar. By Sarah Brown Faculty Leaders Express Support for U. of Arizona’s Departing Provost http://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Leaders-Express/242321 2018-01-23T19:59:35-05:00 Professors say a lawsuit’s allegation that Andrew Comrie made “sexist and demeaning comments toward female deans” doesn’t square with the man they know. By Audrey Williams June Bonehead Guidance for Would-Be Novelists http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/01/23/bonehead-guidance-for-would-be-novelists/ 2018-01-23T17:51:36-05:00 Would it improve the book you’re writing if you tried to avoid the most frequent verb in the language? Geoff Pullum scrutinizes an article that says it would. Campus Clashes Over Free Speech https://www.chronicle.com/premiumaccess/assets/item/6524 2018-01-23T17:38:00-05:00 Speakers with racist, sexist, and anti-immigrant views have prompted campus violence. Here’s how colleges have tried to balance free speech and safety. Teaching Abroad https://www.chronicle.com/resource/teaching-abroad/6282/ 2018-01-23T16:41:00-05:00 If you are expanding your job search by looking overseas, here’s how American academics have adapted to expectations and realities in three key regions. How to Help First-Generation Students Succeed https://www.chronicle.com/resource/how-to-help-first-generation-s/6236/ 2018-01-23T16:37:00-05:00 Students whose parents lack bachelor’s degrees face significant financial, cultural, and educational barriers. Here’s how colleges can help them graduate. Campus Clashes Over Free Speech http://www.chronicle.com/resource/campus-clashes-over-free-speec/6524/ 2018-01-23T15:04:00-05:00 The appearance of speakers with incendiary racist or anti-immigrant views has led to violent clashes on or near a few campuses. This 36-page collection looks at how college leaders strike a balance between protecting free speech for those speakers and their supporters, and shielding students from harm. Outlook for Higher Ed in 2018 Is Bleak, Ratings Agency Says http://www.chronicle.com/article/Outlook-for-Higher-Ed-in-2018/242319 2018-01-23T14:08:00-05:00 Standard & Poor’s said the near future for midtier institutions was especially poor. By Adam Harris U. of Arizona Provost Did Not Demean Women http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/u-of-arizona-provost-did-not-demean-women/ 2018-01-23T12:35:38-05:00 Provost's decision to pay more attention to some people than others has never been about gender but about who has something helpful and constructive to add. Duck and Cover: Teaching Survival in Donald Trump’s America http://www.chronicle.com/article/DuckCover-Teaching/242317 2018-01-23T11:43:18-05:00 How can we, as educators, not discuss with students the real threats posed by climate change, immigration policies — and nuclear brinkmanship? By Beau Ewan Who Has the Most Student Debt? The Wealthiest, a New Analysis Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Has-the-Most-Student-Debt-/242316 2018-01-23T11:21:00-05:00 Focusing on “who owes the most,” two researchers write, may be counterproductive. By Andy Thomason Michigan State Students Plan Protest to Demand President’s Resignation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-Students-Plan/242313 2018-01-23T10:12:00-05:00 Student activists say they do not trust Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University’s president, as victims of Larry Nassar continue to criticize her handling of the scandal. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The Benefits of Doing It Wrong http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-Doing-It-Wrong/242273 2018-01-23T10:00:00-05:00 Why you should invite your students to write badly, perform an experiment incorrectly, or botch an equation. By David Gooblar The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-01-23T04:55:00-05:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz and Adam Harris A Couple of Thoughts http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/01/22/a-couple-of-thoughts/ 2018-01-22T22:49:29-05:00 How many in “a couple (of)”? Anne Curzan reflects on her own misguided language peeve that the phrase can only mean two. Michigan State’s Abuse Scandal Draws Comparisons to Penn State’s http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-s-Abuse/242312 2018-01-22T21:47:00-05:00 Larry Nassar’s abuse of female gymnasts isn’t generating the same level of outrage as Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of boys. Why not? By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz U. of Arizona Provost Steps Down After Suit Claims ‘Demeaning’ Treatment of Female Deans http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Arizona-Provost-Steps/242311 2018-01-22T19:18:00-05:00 A gender-discrimination lawsuit, filed on Monday, asserted that Andrew Comrie had told a female dean she should wear skirts more often, among other things. The university said the resignation was unrelated to the allegations. By Andy Thomason Don't Forget Role of Faculty Support and State Support in Boosting Civic Engagement http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/dont-forget-role-of-faculty-support-and-state-support-in-boosting-civic-engagement/ 2018-01-22T12:37:06-05:00 Besides being given training on this type of education, faculty members also need to be rewarded in terms of tenure and promotion for teaching students to be good citizens. In Praise of Adequacy http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Praise-of-Adequacy/242272 2018-01-22T10:00:00-05:00 In a liberal-arts education, there’s a lot to be said for “good enough.” By Rachel Judith Weil