PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2018-03-20T09:41:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education My Program Isn't a Puppet of Conservative Politicians http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/my-program-isnt-a-puppet-of-conservative-politicians/ 2018-03-19T16:06:13-04:00 'I regret that a distinguished scholar would pillory an academic program,' writes Paul Carrese. What One Trustee Wishes He Had Known Going In http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-One-Trustee-Wishes-He-Had/242840 2018-03-18T18:30:00-04:00 A seasoned board member considers the ways his own orientation fell short. By David W. Miles Yes, Higher Ed Is a Business — But It’s Also a Calling http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-Higher-Ed-Is-a-Business/242852 2018-03-18T18:30:00-04:00 We need to find our academic center of gravity without losing the administrative capacities so crucial to the financial health of our institutions. By Richard M. Freeland We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Teaching-Grit-the/242854 2018-03-18T18:30:00-04:00 To get students to choose schoolwork over immediate pleasures, stop focusing on willpower. By David DeSteno Weekly Book List, March 23, 2018 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-March-23/242849 2018-03-18T17:27:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Can Universities Thrive Without Business Schools? http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/can-universities-thrive-without-business-schools/ 2018-03-16T14:02:05-04:00 Rather than squabbling over what divides us, we should work together to develop innovative programs, writes Paul Almeida. ‘The Power of Engaging the Other’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Power-of-Engaging-the/242833 2018-03-15T13:06:36-04:00 As ideological barriers rise, writes a chancellor, it’s possible to find points of connection and shared humanity, opening up possibilities for listening, learning, and change. By Dorothy Leland Poll About Students' Views on Free Speech Presented False Dichotomy http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/poll-about-students-views-on-free-speech-presented-false-dichotomy/ 2018-03-14T16:18:34-04:00 A free and inclusive society is not a zero-sum game. Academics Are Too Scared to Laugh http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academics-Are-Too-Scared-to/242817 2018-03-14T13:00:00-04:00 Professors used to be funny. Now it’s too risky. By Andrew Kay How Technology Can Equalize Learning Differences http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Technology-Can-Equalize/242809 2018-03-13T12:49:34-04:00 Students arrive in our classrooms with emotional, mental, and physical needs that affect their ability to learn, yet too many teachers are unprepared to effectively help them. By Kathleen L. Daly Soft Skills Do Not Include Writing and Critical Thinking http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/soft-skills-do-not-include-writing-and-critical-thinking/ 2018-03-12T11:54:02-04:00 Using the term this way is not neutral and is an implicit endorsement of the discourse and values of the professional fields. Tax on Endowments of Private Colleges Is Discriminatory http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/tax-on-endowments-of-private-colleges-is-discriminatory/ 2018-03-12T11:40:03-04:00 Colleges that don't accept federal money should be eliminated from the tax. Rethinking General Education Is Key to Making Colleges More Interdisciplinary http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/rethinking-general-education-is-key-to-making-colleges-more-interdisciplinary/ 2018-03-12T11:19:43-04:00 Hiring more faculty on joint appointments or encouraging more students to double major isn't enough. When Faculty Had Power http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Faculty-Had-Power/242790 2018-03-11T18:30:00-04:00 Once, their voices spoke louder than money. We can no longer count on that. By Peter Brooks Populists and the Perversion of Academic Expertise http://www.chronicle.com/article/Populiststhe-Perversion/242775 2018-03-09T12:00:00-05:00 Despite their contempt for the intellectual elite, they seem desperate to be recognized as part of it. By Benjamin Paloff 'Liberal Arts' and 'Humanities' Are Not Synonymous http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/liberal-arts-and-humanities-are-not-synonymous/ 2018-03-07T14:32:47-05:00 The humanities constitutes only one part of a liberal-arts curriculum. Those in Positions of Power at Colleges Should Not Spread Political Bias http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/those-in-positions-of-power-at-colleges-should-not-spread-political-bias/ 2018-03-07T14:13:04-05:00 Doing so contradicts the essence of collegiate teaching and scholarship. Lehigh U.’s Trustees Readily Rescinded Bill Cosby’s Degree. Why Not Trump’s? http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/lehigh-u-s-trustees-readily-rescinded-bill-cosbys-degree-why-not-trumps/ 2018-03-07T13:41:59-05:00 Everything said about the entertainer's unfitness to hold the degree applies to the president as well. How Not to Be an Academic Snob http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Not-to-Be-an-Academic-Snob/242754 2018-03-06T13:00:00-05:00 Suiting up as Mr. Darcy at an Austen gathering means abandoning self-seriousness. By Ted Scheinman Evaluate Bacow by His Record of Accomplishment, Not by His Identity http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/evaluate-bacow-by-his-record-of-accomplishment-not-by-his-identity/ 2018-03-05T12:02:45-05:00 Just as it was a mistake in the past to favor white men over all other candidates, it should be equally unacceptable that white men by definition be viewed unfavorably.