We asked publishers, press directors, editors, scholars, and other insiders for their views on the state and future of academic publishing. We got back a surprisingly wide range of views — and good ideas on how university presses are preparing for an uncertain future.
In this special spring books issue, Peter Dougherty, stepping down from Princeton University Press's directorship, says editorial imagination is the key to scholarly publishing’s future. Bruce Walsh, of the U. of Regina Press, explains how he plans to open Canadians’ eyes to their nation’s history. We profile Chris Lebron, whose new book contextualizes #BlackLivesMatter, and Yascha Mounk, whose theories about threats to liberal democracy have turned out to be more timely than he wished. Also fea...
Colleges want to use big data to better track students and help them succeed, to find out what works in the classroom, and more. This special report looks at the promise — and the limits — of those efforts.
With the political uncertainties of the Trump administration, it’s a dicey business trying to project what’s next for college campuses. Our 2017 Trends Report can help you stay on top of the turmoil.
This special issue of The Chronicle offers some of the best and most representative journalism of our first 50 years — from the turbulence of the 1960s to the present moment of financial constraint and accountability. And it's all yours, free for downloading.
With the finish line in sight for the presidential campaign of 2016, we decided to devote our pages to essays that examine and challenge the way we think about politics, democracy, and the American electorate. Why do voters make the choices that they do? How could political scientists have failed to foresee this year’s tectonic political shifts? And what aftershocks can we expect in the wake of Donald Trump? We tackle these and other questions in this special issue of The Chronicle Review.
Nervousness over the economy and questions about the value of a college degree have contributed to growing expectations that colleges must make career services a priority. This special report on innovation examines some of the career-counseling efforts underway — by colleges, start-ups, and collaborations between the two. See the entire issue here.
The Chronicle's annual almanac brings context to data with detailed tables and analysis on faculty, students, finance, and all 50 states. Get a sense of how higher education is changing, and find the figures you need to inform decisions on your campus.
This special report examines several workplace issues where strong communication is key, including anxiety over "campus carry" laws that allow students in some states to bring guns to class and a growing faculty effort to seek new ways of demonstrating the value of scholarly work. Read more.!-->!-->
True diversity remains a struggle for many colleges. This special report looks at who actually sets a college’s diversity agenda, and what makes that agenda flourish or flop. These questions have taken on a special urgency as race-related protests have erupted on many campuses and as the nation’s population grows more diverse.
The Chronicle’s second annual Trends Report is your guide to the shifting landscape of higher education. Learn how to navigate the challenges faced by college leaders across the country.
The Chronicle’s On Leadership video series explores various aspects of campus leadership with top executives and other movers and shakers across academe. Hosted by Chronicle editors and reporters, the series explores trending and relevant topics in higher education. Visit our complete collection of interviews.
The Chronicle's Re:Learning project provides stories and analysis about this change moment for learning and offers a forum where professors, administrators, and ed-tech leaders can debate the future of higher education.