PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Idea Lab http://www.chronicle.com/section/Idea-Lab/893/ 2018-06-22T15:18:51-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Starter Kit: New to the Dean’s Role https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-deans-role 2018-06-21T14:27:00-04:00 What does it take to be a dean? You must understand the personalities and culture of a place; know when to take the lead; and always have a sense of humor. This collection of articles and essays offers tips for how to get started in the dean's role. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: Faculty Success https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-faculty-success 2018-06-21T14:18:00-04:00 During the lifetime of an academic career, faculty members often encounter a common set of problems that impede their work. This collection of essays and articles offers lessons for academic managers on how to help professors avoid such issues and ultimately be successful. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: College Access https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-college-access 2018-06-21T11:33:00-04:00 Higher-education institutions are working harder today to remove the barriers that prevent students from attending college. This collection of essays and articles examines different ways to overcome those challenges. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Let-Ailing/243447 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has combined liberal-arts majors with computer science, while Assumption College has cut shrinking majors as it gambles on new career-focused programs. By Bianca Quilantan Idea Lab: Academic Overhauls https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-academic-overhauls 2018-05-07T10:37:00-04:00 Revamping a curriculum or academic program is never easy. All too often traditions must be upended and entrenched practices challenged. The Chronicle’s editors have curated this collection of articles and essays to help you find success when making these big changes. Endowed Chairs http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Endowed-Chairs/70 2016-11-28T00:00:00-05:00 Endowed chairs and professorships are valuable currency that colleges use to recruit and retain top professors.