PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-10-23T05:46:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Faculty Strike Ends in Settlement at Pennsylvania's State-Owned Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/faculty-strike-ends-in-settlement-at-pennsylvanias-state-owned-colleges/115213 2016-10-21T16:53:58-04:00 Union members, who had worked without a contract for more than a year, made concessions to reach a deal. William Bowen, Influential Higher-Ed Thinker and President of Princeton and Mellon, Dies at 83 http://www.chronicle.com/article/William-Bowen-Influential/238154 2016-10-21T15:08:07-04:00 The former head of a top university and leading foundation in the arts also was a powerful thinker on a range of academic issues, including affirmative action, athletics priorities, and technological change. By Brock Read U. of New Mexico Fires Professor Accused of Sexual Misconduct http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-new-mexico-fires-professor-accused-of-sexual-misconduct/115198 2016-10-21T11:48:52-04:00 A university investigation found probable cause that the anthropology professor had made lewd comments about students and touched them inappropriately. Pennsylvania Professors Dig In for a Long Fight http://www.chronicle.com/article/Pennsylvania-Professors-Dig-In/238141 2016-10-21T04:55:36-04:00 On the second day of a faculty strike at the 14 state-owned colleges, some professors and students were voicing concerns about how a prolonged walkout might affect them. By Peter Schmidt Admissions Offices Scramble to Comply With New Overtime Rule http://www.chronicle.com/article/Admissions-Offices-Scramble-to/238140 2016-10-21T04:55:00-04:00 An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours. By Eric Hoover William G. Bowen on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/William-G-Bowen-on-Higher/59 2016-10-21T00:00:00-04:00 He was a higher-education economist who published a series of important books and reports on the challenges facing colleges. He also wrote frequently for The Chronicle. Here's a selection. NCAA Cites U. of Louisville for 4 Major Rules Violations http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ncaa-cites-u-of-louisville-for-4-major-rules-violations/115181 2016-10-20T13:02:33-04:00 The association found, among other things, that a top basketball official had given players "impermissible inducements" and the head coach had failed to monitor his staff. Board Orders Audit of All Flights by Iowa State U.'s President http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/board-orders-audit-of-all-iowa-state-presidents-flights/115182 2016-10-20T12:44:43-04:00 It was revealed this month that he had repeatedly flown a university airplane to a vacation home in North Carolina. Faculty Strike Throws Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Colleges Into ‘Organized Chaos’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Strike-Throws/238123 2016-10-20T04:56:45-04:00 Years of close calls during collective bargaining led the 14-campus system to develop contingency plans in the event of a work stoppage. The test now is how well those plans will work. By Katherine Knott and Peter Schmidt Trump Said He Would ‘End’ Political Correctness on Campuses. Could a President Do That? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Said-He-Would-End-/238124 2016-10-20T04:55:00-04:00 Probably not. But there are ways a president could mitigate the federal government’s role in shaping how colleges define and respond to the sort of criticism that Mr. Trump and many conservatives lament. By Steve Kolowich To Improve Student Success, a University Confronts the Email Deluge http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Improve-Student-Success-a/238121 2016-10-20T04:55:00-04:00 Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is? By Beckie Supiano Education Dept. Opens Title IX Investigation at Baylor http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-opens-title-ix-investigation-at-baylor/115176 2016-10-20T04:45:51-04:00 The department said it had opened the investigation after getting a complaint from the university's former Title IX coordinator. The coordinator said in an interview on national television this month that Baylor had retaliated against her. What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule and Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/58 2016-10-20T00:00:00-04:00 A change in federal labor law that takes effect in December 2016 has colleges and universities scrambling to sort out which salaried employees will be due extra pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. Here's a look at how colleges are coping. Faculty at Pennsylvania's State-Owned Colleges Launch First-Ever Classroom Strike http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/faculty-at-pennsylvanias-state-owned-colleges-launch-first-ever-classroom-strike/115169 2016-10-19T14:31:41-04:00 Negotiations over a new contract for the system's roughly 5,000 faculty members fell apart late Tuesday night. The system nonetheless instructed students to attend classes on Wednesday. A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Higher-Education-Rebel-With/238099 2016-10-19T14:00:08-04:00 Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse University, wants to see more classroom interaction. By Jeffrey R. Young Tenure Denials Set Off Alarm Bells, and a Book, About Obstacles for Minority Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Denials-Set-Off-Alarm/238100 2016-10-19T04:57:35-04:00 After learning about four such cases at one institution, Patricia A. Matthew couldn’t believe that leaders there had failed to see they had a problem. So she gathered essays about the experiences of minority scholars on the tenure track. By Sarah Brown How the Harvard Strike Fits Into the Equality Conversation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Harvard-Strike-Fits/238101 2016-10-19T04:55:00-04:00 Dining-hall workers have been walking the picket line for two weeks. The university, with a $35-billion endowment, has been walking a line of its own as concern grows over economic disparity. By Lee Gardner College of New Rochelle's President Steps Down Amid Financial Investigation http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/college-of-new-rochelle-president-steps-down-amid-financial-investigation/115150 2016-10-18T14:06:03-04:00 The private New York college's Board of Trustees has hired a forensic accountant and an outside law firm to investigate "significant unmet financial obligations" that the trustees learned of only recently. Universities in Pennsylvania State System Brace for Possible Faculty Strike http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/universities-in-pennsylvania-state-system-brace-for-possible-faculty-strike/115144 2016-10-18T14:01:15-04:00 The deadline for the walkout is Wednesday morning, but there's hope the union and system officials will reach an agreement. University Trust Lets Donors Do the Grant Making https://www.philanthropy.com/article/University-Trust-Lets-Donors/238087 2016-10-18T13:48:00-04:00 The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Trust invites donors to give $100,000 each and then decide as a group how to spend the money to strengthen the student experience. By Rebecca Koenig (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)