The Ticker

Wayne State U. Seeks to Revoke Tenure of 5 Medical-School Professors

Facing budget deficits at its medical school, the university wants to dismiss faculty members who it says are "grossly underperforming."

The Ticker

Here's a Map of 'Free College' Programs Nationwide

The University of Pennsylvania Graduate of School of Education's interactive map highlights programs "designed to increase college attainment."

The Ticker

Christian Student in Florida Is Suspended After Dispute With Muslim Professor

Rollins College suspended 20-year-old Marshall Polston after his religious-studies professor filed a “protection against stalking” request.

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

ProfHacker

Switching to Atom for Web Coding

Anastasia Salter takes a look at Atom, a developer-friendly text editor.

ProfHacker

Strategies for Encouraging Effective Student Discussions

By using these two practices in your discussion-oriented classroom, instructors can encourage better-quality class participation from students.

ProfHacker

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

Maha Bali tests the new browser extension that helps you find open-access versions of paywalled articles.

 

Lingua Franca

The Team Sat in Its Hotel Drinking Its Beers

Geoff Pullum is appalled by a Business Insider piece peddling indefensible myths about the use of "they" to a readership that should know better.

Lingua Franca

Folly!

A costly folly on our southern border will be paid for, in part, by taking money from programs of long-term value, like education. Make that two follies, says Bill Germano.

Lingua Franca

The Total Tell

Lucy Ferriss examines the president's effervescent use of intensifiers.

Lingua Franca

A Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Hail, hail, rock and roll: Geoff Pullum remembers the poetry of Charles Edward Anderson Berry.

Lingua Franca

The Fun of It

Anne Curzan makes the case for debating usage as a key part of "teaching grammar." Singular "they," anyone?