PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Special Reports http://www.chronicle.com/section/Special-Reports/35/ 2018-05-27T08:05:49-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Let-Ailing/243447 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has combined liberal-arts majors with computer science, while Assumption College has cut shrinking majors as it gambles on new career-focused programs. By Bianca Quilantan Colleges Need to Prepare for the Future of Learning. Here’s How to Give All Students a Shot at Success. https://store.chronicle.com/collections/che-reports/products/the-future-of-learning-how-colleges-can-transform-the-educational-experience 2018-05-09T11:28:00-04:00 Campus leaders are under pressure to modernize the educational experience, using technology and learning science to improve results. Our new report on the future of learning can help you innovate. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: Academic Overhauls https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-academic-overhauls 2018-05-07T10:37:00-04:00 Revamping a curriculum or academic program is never easy. All too often traditions must be upended and entrenched practices challenged. The Chronicle’s editors have curated this collection of articles and essays to help you find success when making these big changes. Got a Video-Gaming Team? What About an Arena for It? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Got-a-Video-Gaming-Team-What/243303 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 More than 70 institutions now offer scholarships for eSports, and they’re developing new facilities for their competitors and fans. By Goldie Blumenstyk This Software Millionaire Is Building the Low-Tech College of His Dreams http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Software-Millionaire-Is/243306 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 Higher education helped build Kevin Runner’s fortune, he says, and now he plans to give back — by resurrecting the campus of a defunct Kentucky college as a training ground for a sustainable future. By Scott Carlson Does Your College Have a Cavern? 7 Learning Spaces Beyond the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Your-College-Have-a/243309 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 The Chronicle collected images from institutions across the country that use the landscape, loosely defined, to foster learning. By Dan Berrett Speed, Convenience, Affordability: Why Modular Construction Is Catching On http://www.chronicle.com/article/Speed-Convenience/243302 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges build for the ages, usually with heavy stone structures that sit in place for decades. A different kind of construction can save time and money. By Scott Carlson How Colleges Manage to Afford Big Projects in Lean Times http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Manage-to-Afford/243307 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 Public-private partnerships can help colleges remake their campuses in years, rather than decades. The bigger the deal, the more complexities it brings. By Lee Gardner Campus Spaces: Flexibility for the Future http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Campus-Spaces-Flexibility-for/200 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 This special report examines how colleges’ buildings, grounds, classrooms, and public areas help them do their jobs better (or, in some cases, hinder them). Does the Faculty Office Have a Future? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-the-Faculty-Office-Have-a/243305 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 Administrators say it’s the “third rail” of facilities questions: With faculty members spending less of their time in their campus offices, can colleges afford to keep building them? By Lawrence Biemiller How to Make a 200-Year-Old Campus Wheelchair-Accessible http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-a-200-Year-Old/243308 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 “One of the challenges at this university is that it’s so historic — the ADA wasn’t around in 1819,” says Cory Paradis, who uses a wheelchair and majors in urban planning at the University of Virginia. A Student’s Perspective: Accessibility Improvements Your College Might Consider http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Student-s-Perspective-/243157 2018-05-06T18:26:00-04:00 Cory Paradis gave The Chronicle a campus tour to highlight changes that have helped him navigate the University of Virginia’s campus. By Julia Schmalz The Future of Work http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Future-of-Work/193 2018-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 FOW event for Indiana U What I Learned When My Students Used Google Translate http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-Learned-When-My/243017 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 It wasn’t pretty. By Dianne Loyet How A.I. Is Infiltrating Every Corner of the Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-AI-Is-Infiltrating-Every/243022 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 In enrollment, advising, and campus facilities, the revolution is spreading fast. By Lee Gardner How to Decide Turf Battles Over Campus Space: Use Data, Not Emotion http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Decide-Turf-Battles/243024 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 Sometimes campus leaders don’t have all the information they need. By Lawrence Biemiller Did You Know You Can Major in Drones? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Did-You-Know-You-Can-Major-in/243019 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 And not just at Unmanned Vehicle University. By Ben Gose Why Your College Needs a VP for Online Learning http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Your-College-Needs-a-VP/243021 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 The job is no longer on the sidelines. It’s key to staffing, development, and training. By Eric E. Fredericksen How Ed Tech Is Exploiting Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Ed-Tech-Is-Exploiting/243020 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 The invisible hand helps itself to student labor and data. By Chris Gilliard Pros and Cons of Virtual Reality in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/ProsCons-of-Virtual/243016 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 How to use it, and what to beware of. By Adam Evans