PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2018-01-21T13:44:34-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Situation in Dunklin County Is Nothing New and Nobody's Fault http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/situation-in-dunklin-county-is-nothing-new-and-nobodys-fault/ 2018-01-19T13:11:58-05:00 The region is like most relatively rural places in the U.S. that are not in the orbit of a substantial urban area. Essay About Finding Success Outside of Academe Is Very Misleading http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-about-finding-success-outside-of-academe-is-very-misleading/ 2018-01-19T12:44:59-05:00 The author's story is an anomalous and unique scenario for someone to be able to achieve. What’s So Dangerous About Jordan Peterson? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-So-Dangerous-About/242256 2018-01-17T14:30:00-05:00 Not long ago, he was an obscure psychology professor. Now he leads a flock of die-hard disciples. By Tom Bartlett Illinois Legislature Needs to Address Terrible Financial Condition http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/illinois-legislature-needs-to-address-terrible-financial-condition/ 2018-01-15T17:30:09-05:00 State's financial health is worst in the union and getting worse. U. of Puerto Rico Must Focus on Skills Needed for Recovery http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/u-of-puerto-rico-must-focus-on-skills-needed-for-recovery/ 2018-01-15T17:08:46-05:00 Out of necessity, secondary and higher education will have to become highly utilitarian for a few years. Let Ferpa Be Ferpa http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-Ferpa-Be-Ferpa/242232 2018-01-14T18:30:00-05:00 In its current form, the federal student-privacy law doesn’t protect privacy and allows colleges to hide information at will. By Zach Greenberg An Insider’s Take on Assessment: It May Be Worse Than You Thought http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Insider-s-Take-on/242235 2018-01-12T15:57:00-05:00 A recent journal report says that measuring learning outcomes is not working — and that this is no surprise to assessors. By Erik Gilbert How to Dig Higher Education Out of the BS Pile http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/how-to-dig-higher-education-out-of-the-bs-pile/ 2018-01-11T12:56:35-05:00 Clara M. Lovett suggests three practical steps to put higher ed on the right track. Higher Education Is Drowning in BS http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Education-Is-Drowning/242195 2018-01-09T17:00:00-05:00 It is not just contributing to this country’s disastrous political condition; it is putting decent civilization at risk. By Christian Smith The Paradox of Protecting Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Paradox-of-Protecting/242191 2018-01-09T12:00:00-05:00 In shielding students from sexual harassers, professors support a broken system. By Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young Let’s End Hazing Deaths Now http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-s-End-Hazing-Deaths-Now/242187 2018-01-08T17:46:07-05:00 Change is difficult, but college presidents must confront fraternities’ secrecy and excesses to put an end to needless tragedies. By Michele Tolela Myers Weekly Book List, January 12, 2018 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-January-12/242172 2018-01-07T18:57:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The #MeToo Movement Isn’t About Women’s Frailty. It’s About Women’s Labor. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-MeToo-Movement-Isn-t/242179 2018-01-07T18:48:19-05:00 Not wanting to do the extra work of managing harassment doesn’t make us fragile. By Sara L. Maurer How to Reach Out to First-Generation Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Reach-Out-to/242168 2018-01-07T18:40:00-05:00 First-generation faculty members at Old Dominion University connect with first-generation students to ease the isolation that many of them feel. By Brian Payne The Case Against Academia.edu http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Case-Against-Academiaedu/242141 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 The academy has always been a hothouse of invidious comparison. This website makes it worse. By Jefferson Pooley From Apathy to Engagement http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Apathy-to-Engagement/242163 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 A course on democracy changed his life. Now he wants to pay it forward. By James Piltch How the Right Weaponized Free Speech http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Right-Weaponized-Free/242142 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 The ability to express one's opinion, no matter how unfounded or false, has become the test of free speech. Knowledge is the casualty. By Joan W. Scott Political Correctness Has Run Amok — on the Right http://www.chronicle.com/article/Political-Correctness-Has-Run/242143 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 This is the campus free-speech problem nobody talks about. By Aaron R. Hanlon A Checklist for Transformative Leaders http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Checklist-for-Transformative/242167 2018-01-07T18:29:00-05:00 College presidents must be collaborative, adaptable, and willing to share power to guide their institutions to success in the 21st century. By Elaine P. Maimon Questionable Headline on Article About Controversial Drexel Professor http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/questionable-headline-on-article-about-controversial-drexel-professor/ 2018-01-03T18:36:29-05:00 Focus should have been on university's, not far right's, condemnation of tweets.