Special Reports

The Trends Report: 10 Key Shifts in Higher Education

The Chronicle’s second annual Trends Report is your guide to the shifting landscape of higher education. Learn how to navigate the challenges faced by college leaders across the country.



MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.



Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.


Leadership & Governance

A President's Plan to Steer Out At-Risk Freshmen Incites a Campus Backlash

Faculty members at Mount St. Mary’s University, in Maryland, are objecting to their president’s suggestion that they "drown the bunnies" to keep struggling students from making a mistake.



Where Are the Minority Professors?

Find the racial and ethnic breakdowns of all types of professors at more than 1,500 colleges.



Turmoil Continues at a Maryland Campus With a Provost’s Resignation and Faculty Firings

The dispute over a controversial retention plan pushed by the president of Mount St. Mary’s University has now sparked a round of casualties.



The Uncertain Path to Full Professor

Vague criteria may signal to some faculty members, especially women and minorities, that a promotion to the top is out of their reach.


The Chronicle Review

How Right-Wing Billionaires Infiltrated Higher Education

The secret history of conservative foundations' plans to co-opt scholars and scholarship.



Fallout at Mount St. Mary's Spreads as Scholars Protest Firings

The American Association of University Professors and free-speech groups are among those condemning the university’s abrupt dismissal of two faculty members this week.



‘Silly, Sanctimonious Games’: How a Syllabus Sparked a War Between a Professor and His College

When the College of Charleston told Robert T. Dillon that a quote from 1896 wouldn’t cut it as a statement of his course’s learning outcomes, no one was prepared for the mess that ensued.