PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-04-25T08:21:47-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Under Fire, National Academies Toughen Conflict-of-Interest Policies http://www.chronicle.com/article/Under-Fire-National-Academies/239885 2017-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Critics of two reports by the academies have cited potential disclosure problems among study panelists. Now, an official says, the idea of a policy review "has just gained more and more traction." By Paul Basken Can ‘Guided Pathways’ Keep Students From Being Overwhelmed by Choice? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Guided-Pathways-Keep/239886 2017-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Academic advisers see evidence that prescribed course sequences can keep community-college students from making "horrendous mistakes" that stall their academic progress. By Katherine Mangan Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing-a-New/238091 2017-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 We’ve started a new email, for individual subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz and Adam Harris For March for Science Leaders, the Work Is Just Beginning http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-March-for-Science-Leaders/239887 2017-04-25T04:17:37-04:00 Organizers of Saturday’s global event say they want to capitalize on the enthusiasm of participants, and have no shortage of ideas for the future of science advocacy. By Lindsay McKenzie Kristina Johnson Is Named Chancellor of SUNY http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/kristina-johnson-is-named-chancellor-of-suny/117952 2017-04-24T15:20:39-04:00 A former under secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama will lead the State University of New York system. Education Dept. Announces Moves to Ease Burden of Fafsa Tool's Absence http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-announces-moves-to-ease-burden-of-fafsa-tools-absence/117958 2017-04-24T13:05:53-04:00 The agency has relaxed financial-verification requirements to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in response to the outage of the IRS's data-retrieval tool. In the DeVos Era, New Higher-Ed Policy Could Come From the Senate http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-DeVos-Era-New/239875 2017-04-24T04:55:54-04:00 The U.S. Senate education committee has been able to work on bipartisan legislation in the past. But will early disputes jeopardize lawmakers’ ability to come to the table? By Adam Harris As May 1 Nears, N.Y.’s Free-Tuition Plan Sows Confusion About What Private Colleges Can Offer http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-May-1-Nears-NY-s/239877 2017-04-24T04:55:35-04:00 And even at public institutions, officials worry about whether there will be enough space, not to mention money. By Katherine Mangan Students Oppose Pomona College's Hiring of Alice Goffman as a Visiting Scholar http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/students-oppose-pomona-colleges-hiring-of-alice-goffman/117939 2017-04-24T04:42:05-04:00 In an open letter, protesters question the process behind the controversial ethnographer's hiring and demand that the hire be rescinded. The college defends its process as rigorous. ‘I Don’t Want to Back Down’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Don-t-Want-to-Back/239858 2017-04-23T18:36:00-04:00 A self-described liberal, Zachary Wood wants to ensure that conservative scholars and views are heard at Williams College. His classmates don’t always agree. By Sarah Brown Awards and Fellowships (4/28/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/AwardsFellowships/239872 2017-04-23T18:35:00-04:00 Academics were among the winners of the PEN America Literary Awards and the Pulitzer Prizes. Fellowships were awarded to academics doing research on education and public engagement. Compiled by Anais Strickland A Strategy to Transcend Gender Inequities http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Strategy-to-Transcend-Gender/239867 2017-04-23T18:32:00-04:00 Women in science and engineering may overcome some of the barriers they find in the United States by being more involved in international collaborations, a new book says. By Peter Monaghan Getting Minority Ph.D. Students to the Finish Line http://www.chronicle.com/article/Getting-Minority-PhD/239857 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics. By Vimal Patel What I'm Reading: ‘The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-The/239870 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 In a republished essay from 1939, a president finds persuasive arguments in support of the liberal arts. By Brian Rosenberg Mentoring the Mentors http://www.chronicle.com/article/Mentoring-the-Mentors/239860 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 What’s the difference between an adviser and a mentor? Iowa State University has stepped up its training for professors who give students more than just advice. By Vimal Patel Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/28/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/239871 2017-04-23T18:30:00-04:00 New education deans were appointed at Austin Peay State and Quinnipiac Universities. Compiled by Anais Strickland Selected New Books on Higher Education (April 2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/239861 2017-04-23T18:23:00-04:00 Among the new books is a collection of autobiographical essays by 13 Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub No Dampening Their Commitment to Science http://www.chronicle.com/article/No-Dampening-Their-Commitment/239878 2017-04-22T17:02:00-04:00 Signs and crowds for the March for Science show concern for respecting facts and research. By Julia Schmalz Resident Advisers Gain the Right to Unionize http://www.chronicle.com/article/Resident-Advisers-Gain-the/239876 2017-04-21T21:17:50-04:00 A regional officer of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in a George Washington University case that the undergraduate advisers are employees with collective-bargaining rights. By Peter Schmidt NLRB Clears the Way for Resident Advisers to Unionize http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nlrb-clears-the-way-for-resident-advisers-to-unionize/117927 2017-04-21T15:00:55-04:00 In an unprecedented decision, the National Labor Relations Board has held that undergraduate resident advisers are eligible to unionize, in a case involving George Washington University.