PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-05-20T06:25:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How a 21st-Century Learning Environment Helps Students Master Tough Subjects http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-21st-Century-Learning/243439 2018-05-18T16:36:00-04:00 In Austin Community College’s ACCelerator, which opened in 2014 in a former shopping mall, instructors work with small groups of students, at their own pace. By Julia Schmalz Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-department-chair 2018-05-18T16:09:00-04:00 In a few months the chair of your department will step down. You want the job. But are you ready? To help you prepare, we’ve collected lessons and advice from experienced department heads on how to make the transition from faculty member to chair, and how to succeed in that role. Buy a copy of “Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair” in the Chronicle Store, and check out the rest of our new Starter Kit series. With $500-Million Payout, Michigan State President Says, ‘The Dark Cloud Has Been Lifted’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-500-Million-Payout/243467 2018-05-18T15:09:00-04:00 In a rare interview, John Engler defends his leadership style and declares that his critics don’t give him enough credit for change. By Sarah Brown Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization http://www.chronicle.com/article/Two-Movements-Converge-MeToo/243464 2018-05-18T13:27:00-04:00 Labor organizers at universities are trying to make the case that a union can be a powerful advocate for students fighting sexual harassment and assault. By Nell Gluckman Transitions: New President for Pierce College, Oklahoma City U. Chooses Law Dean http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President-for/243440 2018-05-18T04:30:00-04:00 Darrell L. Cain is moving from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana at Indianapolis to lead Pierce College at Puyallup. Compiled by Julia Piper How Due Process Became a New Front in the Culture Wars http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Due-Process-Became-a-New/243453 2018-05-17T19:50:00-04:00 The principle was once invoked largely by lawyers and legal scholars who worried that colleges were too eager to side with accusers in sexual-assault complaints. Now, though, it has become a far-ranging battle cry. By Eric Kelderman Yes, College Is ‘Worth It,’ One Researcher Says. It’s Just Worth More if You’re Rich. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-College-Is-Worth/243450 2018-05-17T18:27:00-04:00 The New York Times got it wrong, says a researcher cited in an op-ed questioning the value of college. Higher education still helps the poor, just not as much as it does the wealthiest tier. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Another Small College, Marylhurst U., Will Close After Years of Declining Enrollment http://www.chronicle.com/article/Another-Small-College/243449 2018-05-17T17:58:00-04:00 The 125-year-old Roman Catholic university had tried to create a niche market for adult learners. By Julian Wyllie ‘Why Are Black People So Loud?’ One University Says It’s OK to Ask http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Are-Black-People-So/243443 2018-05-17T15:28:00-04:00 In a survey it administers to people on its campus, Southern Methodist University poses stereotypical questions about different races and asks if they’d like to know the answers. By Chris Quintana After Years of State Budget Woes, the U. of Illinois Will Hire Hundreds of Faculty Members http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Years-of-State-Budget/243442 2018-05-17T15:06:00-04:00 With revenues on the rise, administrators want to invest in more faculty members.  By Emma Kerr The Future of Learning and How It Could Change Your Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Future-of-LearningHow/243437 2018-05-17T10:51:00-04:00 A Chronicle reporter shares lessons for professors from her new report. Michigan State Just Agreed to Pay $500 Million to Settle Sexual-Abuse Claims. Where Will It Find the Money? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-Just-Agreed-to/243431 2018-05-16T19:54:00-04:00 Options include using tuition, redirecting money in its budget, borrowing, or relying on insurers. By Dan Bauman Catholic U. Plan, Which Could Result in Layoffs of Tenured Profs, Moves Ahead http://www.chronicle.com/article/Catholic-U-Plan-Which-Could/243430 2018-05-16T17:00:40-04:00 The university’s Academic Senate, which includes professors and administrators, voted in favor of sending the “academic renewal” plan to trustees for a final vote. By Jack Stripling Texas State U. Police Chief Resigns Amid Racial Tensions on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Texas-State-U-Police-Chief/243429 2018-05-16T14:10:08-04:00 The arrests of four protesters had inflamed an already tense racial climate at the university, which has endured white-supremacist leafleting and protests over demands for diversity. By Katherine Mangan Michigan State Will Pay $500 Million to Settle With Victims of Larry Nassar http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-Will-Pay-500/243424 2018-05-16T12:47:00-04:00 The university said it would hand over $425 million now and put $75 million into a trust fund for people who allege in the future that the disgraced sports doctor sexually abused them. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Evidence-Adds-to-Troubling/243419 2018-05-15T18:27:00-04:00 Analyses show that at both graduate and undergraduate levels, the debt burden has grown significantly greater for black students. By Beckie Supiano What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Controversy-Over-an-App/243420 2018-05-15T18:21:03-04:00 Texas Christian University students were accused of academic misconduct. But the episode may say even more about professors’ teaching and assessment. By Emma Kerr UMass-Boston Faculty Votes No Confidence in System’s Leaders Over Purchase of Small College http://www.chronicle.com/article/UMass-Boston-Faculty-Votes-No/243415 2018-05-15T12:57:00-04:00 The Faculty Council said the acquisition of the shuttered Mount Ida College unfairly favored the flagship campus, in Amherst, over Boston. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-05-15T04:55:00-04:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Andy Thomason and Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Among the Hottest Job Markets on Campus: Police Officer http://www.chronicle.com/article/Among-the-Hottest-Job-Markets/243405 2018-05-14T00:00:01-04:00 Colleges are hiring police officers at a faster rate than nearly any other campus jobs — at a time of heightened concern about how they operate. By Chris Quintana