PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2018-12-19T00:05:02-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Texas Makes Public Colleges Forbid Contractors to Boycott Israel. A Lawsuit Says That Violates the First Amendment. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Texas-Makes-Public-Colleges/245360 2018-12-18T18:41:00-05:00 The case is the latest development in higher education to call into question restrictions on anti-Israel speech. By Lindsay Ellis U. of Minnesota Names Joan T.A. Gabel as Its Next President https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Minnesota-Names-Joan/245355 2018-12-18T14:54:00-05:00 Gabel, provost of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, was declared Minnesota’s sole finalist last week. But the awkward process reopened old questions about the transparency of presidential searches. By Steven Johnson How Writing to Deadlines Can Hold Your Life Together https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/12/18/how-writing-to-deadlines-can-hold-your-life-together/ 2018-12-18T14:21:46-05:00 Geoff Pullum reflects on the surprising benefits of having to write a Lingua Franca post every week for seven years. A Law School That Fuels Democracy https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/a-law-school-that-fuels-democracy/ 2018-12-18T13:56:27-05:00 Samuel Moyn argues that elite law schools reproduce social hierarchy. He would do well to consider CUNY Law, writes Martha S. Jones. Can These Presidents Sing Their College’s Fight Song? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-These-Presidents-Sing/245345 2018-12-18T13:00:00-05:00 Three college presidents try to answer the hard questions about higher education, like whether the faculty really understands the president’s job, and who is the most underrated employee on campus. By Eric Kelderman General Education Can Wait, Says an Online-Learning Leader. Here’s Why. https://www.chronicle.com/article/General-Education-Can-Wait/245353 2018-12-18T09:18:00-05:00 For at-risk students, earning a worthwhile credential right out of the gate can feel like a big win. The president of BYU-Idaho’s online arm says more colleges should keep that in mind. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Daily Briefing https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-12-18T04:00:00-05:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Major Private Gifts to Higher Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/Major-Private-Gifts-to-Higher/128264 2018-12-18T00:06:00-05:00 Gifts of $50 million or more, dating to 1967, are compiled in this list. Thank You for Your Frankness https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/12/17/thank-you-for-your-frankness/ 2018-12-17T19:22:06-05:00 Your contributions, encouragement, and even tangential arguments have inspired Lingua Franca bloggers for more than seven years, says Lucy Ferriss. Here are some of your best comments. In the Summer of 2016, These 4 Native Students Looked Toward College. Here’s Where They Are Now. https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-Summer-of-2016-These-4/245352 2018-12-17T17:02:20-05:00 As members of America’s least-educated demographic group, they are dealing with family obligations, poverty, and inadequate preparation, among other obstacles to getting a degree. By Kelly Field Historians Should End Silence on Silent Sam https://www.chronicle.com/article/Historians-Should-End-Silence/245346 2018-12-17T15:02:47-05:00 They should make it clear that you can’t fight injustice by blotting out the forces that gave rise to it. By Jonathan Zimmerman U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Resigns After Inquiry Into Husband’s Alleged Harassment https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Wisconsin-Whitewater/245344 2018-12-17T13:54:00-05:00 The university system in September opened a second investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by Beverly Kopper’s spouse, Pete Hill. Then more women came forward.  By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz 'Miscalculations' (12/21/2018) https://www.chronicle.com/items/biz/puzzles/20181221.puz 2018-12-17T10:36:00-05:00 To print a copy of this week's puzzle, click here. For answers click here. How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-a-Student-in-a/245305 2018-12-17T10:00:00-05:00 You’re a faculty member, not a trained counselor. But you can play a significant role in guiding a struggling student. By David Gooblar A Farewell Copy-Editing Quiz https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/12/16/a-farewell-copy-editing-quiz/ 2018-12-16T20:13:05-05:00 The editor of Lingua Franca thanks readers for their help. And just for fun, here’s a test. Ex-Academics Still Aren’t Being Consulted on Graduate-Education Reform https://www.chronicle.com/article/Ex-Academics-Still-Aren-t/245306 2018-12-16T19:00:00-05:00 We should all be talking about the overproduction of Ph.D.s — not just about nonacademic career options. By Alexandra M. Lord For Your College to Succeed, So Do Your Adjuncts https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/For-Your-College-to-Succeed/231 2018-12-16T18:31:00-05:00 Investing in their professional development is crucial.  Why We Need to Rethink Remediation https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Need-to-Rethink/245320 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 Shifting remedial studies to high schools may benefit students and colleges, but new research shows that improving students’ chances of success is more complicated than that. By Angela Boatman and Thomas J. Kane Colleges Step Up Professional Development for Adjuncts https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Step-Up-Professional/245328 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 They make up the vast majority of the faculty, and they teach 40 percent of introductory humanities courses. Student retention and a college’s overall success rest largely on their shoulders. By Michael Anft For Staff and Adjuncts, a Shot at Tenure https://www.chronicle.com/article/For-StaffAdjuncts-a/245329 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 The chance to demonstrate "a mutual commitment" strengthens bonds between colleges and their contingents. By Michael Anft