PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-01-17T05:56:02-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 5 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Things-to-Know-About-Betsy/238905 2017-01-17T04:55:00-05:00 A primer on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, whose confirmation hearings begin today. By Eric Kelderman On Eve of Trump Inaugural, Harvard Official Takes Key Title IX Post at Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-Eve-of-Trump-Inaugural/238908 2017-01-17T04:55:00-05:00 Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law. By Katherine Mangan Following Plagiarism Reports, Trump Aide Bows Out of White House Post http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/following-plagiarism-reports-trump-aide-bows-out-of-white-house-post/116470 2017-01-16T14:16:55-05:00 Two news organizations discovered evidence that Monica Crowley had plagiarized parts of a book as well as passages from her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University. Idaho State Settles Sex-Harassment Suit for $170,000 http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/idaho-state-settles-sex-harassment-suit-for-170000/116465 2017-01-16T04:55:05-05:00 An employee who worked for the university's Museum of Natural History said she'd been assaulted by her boss and then punished by the institution after she complained. A New Panel Tackles a Familiar Challenge: How to Make the Ph.D. Serve a Broader Need http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Panel-Tackles-a-Familiar/238903 2017-01-16T04:55:00-05:00 Graduate programs in the sciences serve faculty members, universities, and research agencies very well, says the leader of a committee convened by the National Academies. But too often, students and employers don’t come out ahead. By Paul Basken The Need for More M.D.-Ph.D. Hybrids, and What Colleges Are Doing About It http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Need-for-More-MD-PhD/238906 2017-01-16T04:55:00-05:00 Physician-scientists are uniquely adept at translating basic discoveries into cures. But graduate programs aren't producing many such scholars. By Paul Basken The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Fine-Art-of-Sniffing-Out/238907 2017-01-16T04:47:57-05:00 Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics. By Steve Kolowich Blue Bubble in a Red State http://www.chronicle.com/article/Blue-Bubble-in-a-Red-State/238896 2017-01-15T19:00:25-05:00 Like many flagships, the University of Kansas is a liberal enclave, separated from many of the communities it was created to serve. What responsibility do these campuses have to make the bubble more porous? By Katherine Knott What 4 Colleges Are Doing to Groom New Leaders http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-4-Colleges-Are-Doing-to/238881 2017-01-15T18:30:25-05:00 Rutgers, for example, runs a leadership-development institute — for grad students. By Audrey Williams June How to Cultivate Faculty Leaders http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Cultivate-Faculty/238880 2017-01-15T18:30:25-05:00 To build pools of potential leaders, colleges are trying to change the negative ways administrative roles are viewed, and give faculty members structured opportunities to learn behind the scenes. By Audrey Williams June One Professor Looks to Lead as a Way to Push Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Professor-Looks-to-Lead-as/238882 2017-01-15T18:30:25-05:00 Through a University of Georgia program, Sheneka Williams hopes to enter higher-education administration. By Audrey Williams June ‘Uncharted Waters’ for Higher Education in the Trump Era http://www.chronicle.com/article/Uncharted-Waters-for/238889 2017-01-15T07:00:00-05:00 As the president-elect prepares to take office, many questions remain about his education policies. But his rhetoric is already having an impact on campuses. By Beckie Supiano Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/20/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/238895 2017-01-15T06:30:25-05:00 The University of Miami’s provost was appointed George Washington University’s president, and Harvard’s Title IX officer will direct the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.   Compiled by Anais Strickland City College of San Francisco, Which Fought Accreditor, Wins Back Full Recognition http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/city-college-of-san-francisco-which-fought-accreditor-wins-back-full-recognition/116458 2017-01-13T17:15:28-05:00 The community college battled vigorously over the past few years to avoid losing its accreditation. In Shift, Education Dept. Will Automatically Forgive Student Loans Incurred at Defunct For-Profit http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-shift-education-dept-will-automatically-forgive-loans-held-by-students-of-defunct-for-profit/116452 2017-01-13T11:34:25-05:00 The move is a change from the department's existing procedure, which has required defrauded borrowers to apply for relief in order to be granted it. When Students’ Prejudices Taint Reviews of Instructors http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Prejudices/238892 2017-01-13T04:56:23-05:00 A University of Kansas dispute raises questions about how colleges should respond to evidence of racism, sexism, or other biases in students’ evaluations of teaching. By Peter Schmidt How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Can-Teach/238891 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 After a bruising presidential campaign, many colleges are devoting renewed attention to fostering civic engagement in their students. By Shannon Najmabadi Lawmakers in 2 States Propose Bills to Cut Tenure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-in-2-States-Propose/238890 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 The efforts have prompted academics to cry foul over assaults on academic freedom. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Missouri Lawmaker Who Wants to Eliminate Tenure Says It’s ‘Un-American’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Missouri-Lawmaker-Who-Wants-to/238886 2017-01-12T14:23:30-05:00 Legislation proposed by State Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican, would also fix a "broken" system by requiring public colleges to publish the price of individual degrees and the job prospects for students who earn them. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Ikie’s College Dream http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ikie-s-College-Dream/238858 2017-01-12T04:55:00-05:00 How grit, determination, and community support helped one West Virginia student in a dying town that is struggling to come to terms with a coal bust and opioid addiction.   By Julia Schmalz