PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-09-24T18:48:05-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘Step Up and Run’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Step-UpRun-/241265 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Grounded in facts and reason, scientists could solve the nation’s policy problems, says Shaughnessy Naughton. Her advocacy group 314 Action is trying to get them in the game. By Paul Basken Why One Christian College Forgoes a Search Firm http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Christian-College-/241266 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Bethel College prefers to rely on standard best practices and spiritual guidance in finding its leaders. By Eric Kelderman Resources for Finding Your Next Leader http://www.chronicle.com/article/Resources-for-Finding-Your/241267 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Improving how colleges find new presidents is a perennial concern. Here are the key points from some articles and reports on the topic. By Eric Kelderman Rethinking the Presidential Search http://www.chronicle.com/article/Rethinking-the-Presidential/241268 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Why some colleges skip hiring consultants and a national search to focus on internal candidates. By Eric Kelderman Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/241270 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Topics include affordable course materials and techniques for more dynamic lecturing. The Mismatch Between High Tech and Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Mismatch-Between-High-Tech/241271 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 In Silicon Valley, where cutting-edge skills may matter more than particular degrees, colleges are struggling to adapt. By Peter Monaghan What I'm Reading: ‘Shared Leadership in Higher Education’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Shared/241274 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Meaningful collaboration is hard to achieve, a dean observes, but it can be an effective route to change. By Sonia Cardenas Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (September 29, 2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241275 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Peggy F. Bradford is the new president of Shawnee Community College, and Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, interim president of Eureka College, has been named permanently to the post. Compiled by M.J. Prest What Does the End of Obama’s Title IX Guidance Mean for Colleges? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Does-the-End-of-Obama-s/241281 2017-09-22T22:40:40-04:00 Campus administrators say they’ll stay the course in responding to sexual assault for now, but they’re anxious about what’s to come. By Sarah Brown As ‘Free Speech Week’ Crumbles, Berkeley Braces for … Something http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Free-Speech-Week-/241280 2017-09-22T20:39:45-04:00 Milo Yiannopoulos’s much-ballyhooed conservative festival, which once seemed ambitious, has lost many of its headline speakers. But the university still can’t take the event lightly. By Chris Quintana U. of Puerto Rico Is Closed as Hurricane Maria Wreaks Destruction http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-puerto-rico-is-closed-as-hurricane-maria-wreaks-destruction/120270 2017-09-22T18:00:15-04:00 The institution’s 11 campuses are shuttered, with a date for reopening unclear. A University Powered by the ‘Good Will’ of Others http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-Powered-by-the/241237 2017-09-22T16:17:00-04:00 The University of the People charges no tuition and now serves more than 10,000 students. Its founder, Shai Reshef, speaks about the volunteers who have made it a beacon for Syrian refugees, earthquake victims in Haiti, and undocumented students in the United States. By Goldie Blumenstyk What You Need to Know About the New Guidance on Title IX http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241277 2017-09-22T14:35:00-04:00 Here’s a guide to the Education Department’s question-and-answer document on campus sexual assault, which contains changes that are already stirring controversy. By Katherine Mangan Howard U. Students Protest During James Comey’s Convocation Speech http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/howard-u-students-protest-during-james-comeys-convocation-speech/120258 2017-09-22T14:25:32-04:00 The former FBI director “represents an institution diametrically opposed to the interests of black people domestically and abroad,” student activists wrote in a news release. Education Dept. Replaces Obama-Era Title IX Directives With New Interim Guidance http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-replaces-obama-era-title-ix-directives-with-new-interim-guidance/120249 2017-09-22T11:13:40-04:00 The department’s interim guidance gives colleges the discretion to use a “clear and convincing” standard of evidence in resolving sexual-misconduct cases, and allows for mediation when all parties agree to participate. A New Approach to Enforcement on Campus Sex Assault http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/A-New-Approach-to-Enforcement/143 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00 This collection of Chronicle articles explores what a shift in enforcement of the gender-equity law known as Title IX might mean for sexual-assault survivors, accused students, and colleges. What You Need to Know About the Inspector General’s Audit of Western Governors U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241263 2017-09-21T23:04:52-04:00 The audit’s recommendation that the university repay more than $700 million in student aid has grabbed all the attention. But it’s far from clear that that will ever happen. By Beckie Supiano Dust-Up Involving Conservative Student Sparks Political Uproar in Nebraska http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dust-Up-Involving-Conservative/241262 2017-09-21T20:08:48-04:00 Two instructors protested a student who promoted the right-wing group Turning Point USA. The backlash that ensued has left some professors feeling vulnerable. By Eric Kelderman What Can Campus Police Learn From Charlottesville? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Can-Campus-Police-Learn/241261 2017-09-21T17:56:05-04:00 Violence on and near the University of Virginia campus gripped the nation in August. A month later, campus police chiefs are looking to see what lessons can be gleaned from the events. By Sam Hoisington Western Governors U. Might Have to Repay $700 Million in Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/western-governors-should-repay-700-million-education-dept-s-inspector-general-concludes/120235 2017-09-21T15:03:12-04:00 An audit by the Education Department’s inspector general found that too many courses did not feature “regular and substantive interaction between students and their instructors.”