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Chronicle Intelligence (CI) is a division of The Chronicle of Higher Education. We produce in-depth reports, case studies, virtual events, and other content to inform and empower the higher-ed audience.

Our mission is to help readers better navigate the future by solving pressing problems on their campuses or in their careers, and helping them understand important issues and trends. CI is powered by the journalism and expertise of our newsroom, with the same editorial standards and quality.

Featured Content

  • Perspectives on Generative AI

    A Chronicle survey found that higher ed administrators have mixed feelings about generative AI and its effect on the future of higher education. Download the Research Brief to explore how this disruptive technology is impacting teaching, learning, operations and campus staffing.
  • With Support from Ascendium

    ‘I Knew the Repercussions of Leaving': A Student Gave Up One Life to Pursue Another

    At 18, Laurie Jimenez was in a “bubble,” limited by the requirements and expectations of a strict religious organization. Today, at 28, she studies molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale. See how Jimenez persevered to achieve her academic goals.
  • With support from Huron

    The Staffing Crisis in Higher Ed

    Higher ed is facing a staffing crisis. How are leaders changing their focus to retain and attract essential employees? Explore key trends in current challenges in hiring, creating more work flexibility and the adoption of new staffing practices since the pandemic.
  • With support from Ellucian

    Views on Modernizing the Student Experience and Managing Changes

    How are administrators in key leadership roles effectively collaborating to make strategic decisions on campus, getting buy-in across departments, and implementing new innovative practices?
  • With support from Workday

    Measuring and Containing Academic Costs

    In recent years, declining enrollments and ballooning expenses have turned accounting into a mission-critical priority. How can colleges and universities better understand and manage costs without compromising the student experience or making things worse?
  • With support from Jenzabar

    Navigating Uncertainty and Building Resilient Colleges

    How are some institutions setting themselves apart while navigating the uncertainty in higher ed today? Successful leaders attribute this to healthy optimism, relying on collaboration and tapping into new markets and revenue streams.
Student Life
  • With support from University of South Carolina

    A New Focus on the Student Experience

    To meet the needs of today’s students, many institutions are focused on these key areas including: expanding the virtual campus, appointing student success advisory teams, safeguarding mental health and wellbeing, creating a sense of belonging and promoting career readiness.
  • With support from AWS

    Solving the Student-Success Puzzle

    Many higher-education experts and members of academe itself call for a deeper and broader understanding of student success in order to tackle it more effectively. Download the Research Brief to read what students, faculty, admin and students really think.
  • With support from Watermark

    Engaging the Disengaged Student

    Faculty are reporting record levels of student disengagement. When students become disengaged, it can create a ripple effect across the entire classroom. The Chronicle has curated an in-depth selection of articles to help administrators explore the causes, dilemmas, and solutions regarding this issue.
  • With support from Zoom

    Preparing for the Class of 2030

    The Chronicle surveyed more than 400 college leaders on their priorities, concerns, and plans to manage to better understand the new generation of students. Explore how institutions are supporting these students through new learning methods, adapting career and mental health departments, and prioritizing a safe and connected campus.
Technology and Innovation
  • With support from Adobe

    The Myth of the Digital Native

    Today’s students may have grown up around technology, but that doesn’t mean they have the skills to thrive at school or work. Knowledge gaps remain a major barrier to success, particularly affecting low-income students. How can institutions more effectively teach, assess, and measure digital skills?
  • With support from Verizon

    Immersive Technologies

    Much has been said about the rise of immersive technologies — and their potential in and out of the classroom. But, how do higher education institutions really regard this technology, and what do leaders view as merely hype?
  • With support from AWS

    Becoming a Data-Driven Institution

    Higher ed’s efforts to use data to make better-informed decisions have yet to instill widespread confidence. The Chronicle surveyed 452 college administrators to explore their views on the increasing use of data, how data is being used on their campus, and where the barriers lie.
  • With support from Verizon

    Adapting to a New Tech Era

    Learn how campus leaders are adapting to a new era of higher education by equipping both teachers and students to succeed online, designing flexible remote work schedules and preventing cyber attacks.
Admissions and Enrollment
  • With support from Ascendium

    The Male Enrollment Crisis

    Men make up just over half of the 18- to 24-year-olds in America, but they’re vastly outnumbered in the nation’s colleges. In the spring of 2021, men represented just 40.5 percent of undergraduate students — an all-time low — as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated and amplified a trend that’s been building for 40 years.
  • With support from ETS TOEFL

    Shifting International-Student Trends

    Changes in trade conflicts, the pandemic, and shifting geopolitical situations continue to impact international-student enrollment. Explore a recap of the key trends and takeaways discussed during a Chronicle virtual forum event.
  • With support from University of South Florida

    Boosting Enrollment: Obstacles and Strategies

    With enrollment numbers dropping nationwide, colleges and universities are faced with a looming crisis in the not-so-distant future. Declines in enrollment not only have financial implications for college campuses, but they also carry the possibility of creating labor shortages in fields that require a specialized degree.
  • With support from Ascendium

    Re-Enrolling Former Students

    More than 39 million Americans have earned college credits but not attained a degree. As those individuals run into career obstacles—and as higher ed institutions grapple with falling enrollment—a major win-win opportunity has presented itself: re-enrollment.
Diversity and Inclusion
  • With support from Knight Foundation

    Students and Freedom of Expression on Campus

    Colleges have long been considered bastions of freedom of expression. However, as today’s students challenge the norms of free speech and new rules are set in place, that view is beginning to change. What are institutions doing to combat the growing sentiment that college is an unwelcoming place for differing views?
  • With support from Adobe

    Teaching for Inclusivity

    While administrators, faculty leaders and directors of campus teaching-and-learning centers are dedicated to finding ways to encourage instructors to foster a climate where each student’s voice is heard, why are some faculty still hesitant to embrace this?
  • With support from Ascendium

    Who is a First-Generation Student?

    The definition of first-generation students varies from campus to campus. How many first-generation students are there? What are their characteristics? How are colleges supporting this group?
  • With support from New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Reaching Today’s Students

    Today’s learners are changing — and so are their needs. As colleges continue to accept more students from disadvantaged backgrounds, they are shifting their priorities to better serve low-income, first-generation, adult students, and students of color.
  • With support from Cisco

    The Faculty and Student Experience, Year 2030

    What will the college of 2030 look like? Four key trends emerging as colleges prepare for the next decade in higher ed include transformed learning, climate adaption, career-focused curriculum and continued classroom redesign.
  • With support from HP

    Industry Ties and Community-College Faculty

    How can community colleges tap into the practical knowledge of their faculty in order to remain attuned to the needs of community employers and ensure their curricula and courses remain current?
  • With support from Anthology

    How Grading Alternatives Measure Student Learning

    The pandemic inspired institutions to reevaluate how they grade their students. Some newer techniques being implemented at institutions include de-emphasizing letter grades, involving students in evaluating assessment and collaborative grading.
  • With Support from Cisco

    Higher Ed’s Hybrid Workplace

    “Higher Ed’s Hybrid Workplace,” the latest Research Brief from The Chronicle, contains in-depth analysis of a summer 2023 survey of more than 800 administrative and academic leaders.
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