PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Special Reports http://www.chronicle.com/section/Special-Reports/35/ 2018-01-24T04:37:01-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A World of Ideas in Idea Lab http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/A-World-of-Ideas-in-Idea-Lab/71 2018-01-21T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of nearly 50 explorations of the problems that colleges face, and how they are solving them. The articles include news, analysis, data, advice, and opinion. In a Region With Few College Degrees, People Pin Their Hopes on Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-a-Region-With-Few-College/242226 2018-01-12T10:57:59-05:00 Job losses in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors are piling up in the Missouri Bootheel. By Sarah Brown Need to Know What the Free-Speech Wars Mean for Faculty? https://www.chronicle.com/resource/professors-and-free-speech/6442/ 2018-01-08T17:34:00-05:00 In a time of political tensions, the stakes are high. Read a collection of Chronicle articles on why professors end up in the political cross-hairs — and what their colleges can do about it. Why Education Matters to Your Health http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Education-Matters-to-Your/242123 2017-12-29T16:20:48-05:00 Men and women who haven’t been to college live shorter, less healthy lives, and they’re actually losing ground compared with college graduates. It’s about more than money. By Karin Fischer A Dying Town http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/public-health 2017-12-29T14:55:00-05:00 Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis. By Sarah Brown and Karin Fischer Rising Waters, Threatened Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/rising-threat 2017-12-06T11:59:00-05:00 As the climate changes and seas swell, here’s how four universities — urban and rural, from Virginia to California — struggle to become more resilient in the face of an unprecedented crisis. By Ben Myers and Erica Lusk John Zubizarreta Gets Students Excited About Literature http://www.chronicle.com/article/John-Zubizarreta-Gets-Students/241473 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 The professor at Columbia College, in South Carolina, tells his students that “we’re here to build bridges in your brain.” By Lawrence Biemiller Catherine Shoulders Shows How an Expert’s Opinion Unfolds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Catherine-Shoulders-Shows-How/241474 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 By recording on video her initial reaction to students’ assignments, this professor lets them see what an intellectual process looks like. By Dan Berrett Stan Yoshinobu Spreads the Word About Inquiry-Based Math http://www.chronicle.com/article/Stan-Yoshinobu-Spreads-the/241481 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 The professor emphasizes that intellectual growth is based “on error recovery, not mistake avoidance.” By Kelly Field Ariel Anbar Designs Online Science Labs With Video-Game Appeal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ariel-Anbar-Designs-Online/241480 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 The inspiration for his popular, interactive courses stems from his frustration with the traditional lecture format. By Beth McMurtrie Vicki Reitenauer Helps Students Find Their Voice — and Their Power http://www.chronicle.com/article/Vicki-Reitenauer-Helps/241483 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 She requires students to identify their course goals for the semester, the grade they expect to earn, and their plan for achieving both. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Amardeep Kahlon Tailors Courses to Students’ Learning Styles http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amardeep-Kahlon-Tailors/241482 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 She puts the focus on online material that allows students to progress at their own pace but doesn’t let them get ahead of themselves. By Katherine Mangan Alan Goldstein Makes Disability Less Abstract http://www.chronicle.com/article/Alan-Goldstein-Makes/241484 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 His courses introduce engineering students to adults with disabilities, and together they make films about the adults’ lives. By Ben Gose Dahpon Ho Brings History Alive http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dahpon-Ho-Brings-History-Alive/241491 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 By using their imaginations, says the University of Rochester historian, students absorb history far better than from a textbook. By Ben Gose Order Your Own Copy of 'Innovators: 10 Classroom Trailblazers' http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/store#id=48& 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 Copies of the full report on our teaching innovators are available here. Eric Saliim Puts Science Into Everyday Life http://www.chronicle.com/article/Eric-Saliim-Puts-Science-Into/241485 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 At North Carolina Central University, he uses cellphones and Snapchat to prove that research isn’t too complex for anyone. By Lawrence Biemiller Justin McDaniel Opens a Door to Contemplative Life http://www.chronicle.com/article/Justin-McDaniel-Opens-a-Door/241487 2017-10-22T18:00:00-04:00 The religious-studies scholar at the University of Pennsylvania oversees a course that requires students to live like monks. By Beckie Supiano U. of Mississippi Alumna Wins Chronicle’s Miller Award for Young Journalists http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Mississippi-Alumna-Wins/241370 2017-10-03T16:37:03-04:00 Clara Turnage, now a reporter for The Natchez Democrat, in Mississippi, was honored for articles she wrote during her Chronicle internship this past summer. Gen Z Changes the Debate About Devices in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Gen-Z-Changes-the-Debate-About/241163 2017-09-17T18:30:00-04:00 A new generation has arrived on campus and is reshaping the conversation about the academic value of phones and laptops. By Ben Gose The Free-Speech Divide Is a Generation Gap http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Free-Speech-Divide-Is-a/241187 2017-09-17T18:30:00-04:00 Why students and professors may think differently about free expression. By Beth McMurtrie