PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2019-02-23T17:41:25-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 48% of Female Undergrads at Duke Say They Were Sexually Assaulted While Enrolled, Up Sharply From 2016 https://www.chronicle.com/article/48-of-Female-Undergrads-at/245759 2019-02-22T19:01:38-05:00 The comparable number for women three years ago was 40 percent. The share of male students who told surveyors of a sexual assault also jumped, to 14 percent from 10 percent. By Katherine Mangan Loosening Standards, Widening Inequalities https://www.chronicle.com/article/Loosening-Standards-Widening/245756 2019-02-22T15:19:22-05:00 The Trump administration’s proposal to weaken personal-interaction requirements for online courses will harm disadvantaged students. By Spiros Protopsaltis and Sandy Baum Despite Raising $9.5 Million, Bennett College Loses Accreditation — and Then Regains It Temporarily https://www.chronicle.com/article/Despite-Raising-95-Million/245755 2019-02-22T15:05:00-05:00 After the accreditor upheld an initial decision to remove the North Carolina college’s recognition, Bennett filed a lawsuit and had its accreditation reinstated for the duration of the case. By Zipporah Osei How Hampshire Was Brought to the Brink https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Hampshire-Was-Brought-to/245747 2019-02-21T19:30:00-05:00 Distinctiveness has long been the college’s calling card. Now it may threaten its survival. By Lee Gardner and Vimal Patel Every Sunday, These Historians Go to the Movies — All in the Name of Digital Community https://www.chronicle.com/article/Every-Sunday-These-Historians/245748 2019-02-21T18:06:00-05:00 They view a different film every Sunday night, and post about it on Twitter. The ritual has attracted quite a following. By Emma Pettit U. of Oklahoma's President Could Have Done More to Battle Racism https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/u-of-oklahomas-president-could-have-done-more-to-battle-racism/ 2019-02-21T15:57:08-05:00 His exceptionally weak initial written response in the wake of a blackface incident — a response in which he didn’t call the incident racist — was no surprise. Transitions: New Chancellor at CUNY, Monmouth College Names Provost https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-Chancellor-at/245744 2019-02-21T11:27:00-05:00 The president of the system's Queens College will lead the City University of New York. Monmouth named its interim provost to the post permanently. Compiled by Julia Piper How One Professor Made Her Assignments More Relevant https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Made-Her/245743 2019-02-21T09:54:00-05:00 When students couldn’t see how an assignment built skills that would help them later, the instructor went further, providing specific examples.   Hampshire College Faculty Tries to Vote No Confidence in President and Board Leaders https://www.chronicle.com/article/Hampshire-College-Faculty/245742 2019-02-20T21:49:00-05:00 Technical and procedural problems invalidated the vote at the last minute late Wednesday, although the financially troubled institution’s leader said she expected the vote to go against her. By Lee Gardner Spend. Build. Repeat. Unbridled Growth Is at the Heart of a Crisis at UCF. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Spend-Build-Repeat/245740 2019-02-20T19:01:00-05:00 For decades the University of Central Florida has been synonymous with expansion. Now there’s evidence of ethical lapses along the way. By Jack Stripling Marc Short Is Leaving UVa. What Did the University Gain From This Controversial Hire? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Marc-Short-Is-Leaving-UVa/245739 2019-02-20T17:47:00-05:00 The former Trump official will rejoin the White House as Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. We asked the director of UVa’s Miller Center what Short did during his time at the university. By Nell Gluckman Starter Kit: New to the Provost’s Role https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-provosts-role 2019-02-20T13:09:00-05:00 The job of the provost is changing. For those new to the post, or who aspire to it, our latest Starter Kit examines how, more than ever, the job is about consensus building, innovation, and managing change. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Being an Effective Trustee https://store.chronicle.com/collections/reports-guides/products/being-an-effective-trustee 2019-02-20T13:03:00-05:00 In today’s higher-ed environment, bold and informed leadership by trustees is a must. To provide the critical insights that both new and veteran board members need, The Chronicle published Being an Effective Trustee. Buy a copy for your board in the Chronicle Store. Where Does All That Email Come From? https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/where-does-all-that-email-come-from/ 2019-02-20T11:55:34-05:00 Universities have expanded and a monastic, email-ignoring approach doesn't serve their new mission, writes Gerol Petruzella. A New Controversy Is Dogging DeVos’s Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Controversy-Is-Dogging/245737 2019-02-20T11:32:00-05:00 Congressional Democrats are digging into whether the department’s leaders sought to get rid of an independent watchdog who had sparred with them over an investigation. By Andy Thomason ‘We Have to Be at the Heart of It’: Students at 3 Richmond Colleges Confront Virginia’s Racist Past https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Have-to-Be-at-the-Heart/245735 2019-02-20T09:53:00-05:00 Students from Virginia Union, Virginia Commonwealth, and the University of Richmond share their views on attending college in the former capital of the Confederacy. By Julia Schmalz What Is ‘Indoctrination’? And How Do We Avoid It in Class? https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Is-Indoctrination-/245729 2019-02-19T15:00:00-05:00 The idea that professors indoctrinate students is actually a very old accusation. But there are teaching strategies you can use to be sure you are promoting open-mindedness. By David Gooblar ‘Ousted’ From Academe, Steven Salaita Says He’s Driving a School Bus to Make Ends Meet https://www.chronicle.com/article/Ousted-From-Academe/245732 2019-02-19T14:26:00-05:00 “There’s something profoundly liberating about leaving academe,” writes the former professor, “whereupon you are no longer obliged to … quantify self-worth for scurrilous committees.” By Emma Pettit Just 8 Months Into the Job, U. of Central Florida’s President Resigns https://www.chronicle.com/article/Just-8-Months-Into-the-Job-U/245731 2019-02-19T13:57:00-05:00 Dale Whittaker is leaving after a short leadership stint filled with controversy over the misuse of state funds for the construction of a new campus building. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The Daily Briefing https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2019-02-19T04:00:00-05:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz