PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Idea Lab https://www.chronicle.com/section/Idea-Lab/893/ 2018-09-18T20:55:47-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Idea Lab: Graduate Education https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-graduate-education 2018-08-13T15:52:00-04:00 Graduate schools are under increasing pressure to change. They need to be better at enrolling underrepresented minorities, training doctoral students for alternative careers, and cutting the time it takes to earn a Ph.D. This collection will help deans, department chairs, and faculty members overcome these challenges. Buy a copy in the Chronicle store. Idea Lab: Revenue and Costs https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-revenue-and-costs 2018-08-13T15:49:00-04:00 Many colleges face a financial squeeze. This collection of articles offers real-world examples for helping your institution through financial challenges. Buy a copy in the Chronicle store. Starter Kit: New to the Dean’s Role https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-deans-role 2018-06-21T14:27:00-04:00 What does it take to be a dean? You must understand the personalities and culture of a place; know when to take the lead; and always have a sense of humor. This collection of articles and essays offers tips for how to get started in the dean's role. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: Faculty Success https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-faculty-success 2018-06-21T14:18:00-04:00 How does a department chair assist a professor out of a midcareer rut? What can a dean do to help faculty stay productive during the summer? In a new collection, we’ve included ideas on how to manage academics through some common career challenges. Get a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: College Access https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-college-access 2018-06-21T11:33:00-04:00 Higher-education institutions are working harder today to remove the barriers that prevent students from attending college. This collection of essays and articles examines different ways to overcome those challenges. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Colleges-Let-Ailing/243447 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has combined liberal-arts majors with computer science, while Assumption College has cut shrinking majors as it gambles on new career-focused programs. By Bianca Quilantan Idea Lab: Academic Overhauls https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-academic-overhauls 2018-05-07T10:37:00-04:00 Revamping a curriculum or academic program is never easy. All too often traditions must be upended and entrenched practices challenged. The Chronicle’s editors have curated this collection of articles and essays to help you find success when making these big changes. Endowed Chairs https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Endowed-Chairs/70 2016-11-28T00:00:00-05:00 Endowed chairs and professorships are valuable currency that colleges use to recruit and retain top professors.