PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-10-21T23:26:02-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 Innovators: 6 Programs to Change Classroom Culture https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/2018-Innovators-6-Programs-to/227 2018-10-21T18:32:00-04:00 What drives change in the classroom? This special report looks at how six institutions encourage innovation in teaching. This University’s ‘Accelerator’ Tests New Ideas for Teaching — and It’s Working https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-University-s/244822 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 Ohio U. supplies resources to put proposals for transformation to the test. By Lawrence Biemiller Want More Students to Study Abroad? Get the Faculty Involved https://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-More-Students-to-Study/244823 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 Baldwin Wallace University’s decision to expand its study-abroad offerings has led to some rare faculty-development opportunities, as professors develop close ties with counterparts in Zambia. By Ben Gose Rice Eliminates the Red Tape to Encourage Research on Teaching https://www.chronicle.com/article/Rice-Eliminates-the-Red-Tape/244825 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 Professors essentially apply to join a study that’s already in progress, avoiding the institutional-review-board process that is described as "onerous." By Beckie Supiano How Purdue Professors Are Building More Active and Engaged Classrooms https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Purdue-Professors-Are/244824 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 A campuswide program to encourage new forms of teaching is helping reshape the undergraduate experience. By Beth McMurtrie How to Draw Faculty to Workshops? Make It Like a Game https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Draw-Faculty-to/244827 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 Awards like badges can get instructors more interested in teaching workshops, some campuses have found. But they don’t work everywhere. By Kelly Field Faculty Members Can Build Relationships With Online Students. Here’s How. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Members-Can-Build/244826 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 When she was first asked to create an online curriculum, Dana Grossman Leeman said no way. Learning she could bring a personal touch to the virtual classroom made her a convert. By Lawrence Biemiller Here’s What Today’s Students Want From College https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-What-Today-s/244829 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 Institutions that use online survey data to group students into segments can personalize campus services and put themselves on stronger financial footing. By Jeffrey J. Selingo Why Incentives for Innovation Don’t Work https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Incentives-for-Innovation/244828 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 What’s needed to produce real change is intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, motivation. By Nancy Budwig Teaching With an Index Card: the Benefits of Free, Open-Source Tools https://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-With-an-Index-Card-/244831 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 If colleges want to make good on their promises to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom, they should use methods that teach digital skills safely and ethically. By Danica Savonick We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Must-Help-First-Generation/244830 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 An experimental course exposes first-generation students to the unwritten rules and unspoken expectations of an elite university. By Marcia Chatelain How to Make Your Residence Halls Work Year-Round https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Your-Residence/244832 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 If you’re planning a new building, consider design features that will help bring in income beyond the school year. By Yanel de Angel Mergers Can Benefit All Involved — but They’re Never Easy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Mergers-Can-Benefit-All/244850 2018-10-21T18:30:00-04:00 The finances, logistics, and diplomacy are daunting. But if leaders can swallow their pride and work toward compromise, consolidations sometimes make very good sense. By Alina Tugend What I'm Reading: ‘A Nation at Risk’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-A-Nation/244865 2018-10-21T18:29:00-04:00 A 35-year-old report on the state of education reminds a professor of how much work remains to be done. By Curtis L. Todd How Campus Activism Changed the South https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Campus-Activism-Changed/244864 2018-10-21T18:29:00-04:00 The battle to transform Southern higher education a half-century ago resonates today, says the author of a new book about the "Jim Crow campus." By Peter Monaghan Selected New Books on Higher Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/244858 2018-10-21T18:00:00-04:00 The latest titles include examinations of student-conduct practices and of alternative teacher-education programs. ‘Degenerate and Murderous’: California Campus Republicans’ Platform Attacks College Culture https://www.chronicle.com/article/Degenerate-and/244871 2018-10-21T12:06:00-04:00 The statewide group rips birth-control funding, tolerance of transgender people, and support for Muslim groups in a combative document that one scholar says veers right of even many conservative students. By Chris Quintana Harvard Officials, Accused of Racial Bias, Defend Their Admissions Policy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Officials-Accused-of/244870 2018-10-19T21:10:00-04:00 After the first week of a trial in which the university’s use of race in admissions decisions has been under attack, the strategies of each side are starting to come into focus. By Nell Gluckman 2 Former Officials at Fort Valley State U. Are Charged in Prostitution Investigation https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Former-Officials-at-Fort/244869 2018-10-19T18:28:00-04:00 Warrants were issued for the arrest of the Georgia university’s former chief legal counsel and a former executive assistant to the president. By Cailin Crowe One College Used Football to Win Fame. But What Has It Lost? https://www.chronicle.com/article/One-College-Used-Football-to/244861 2018-10-19T16:00:00-04:00 On countless TV screens, Independence Community College stands for second chances. But to many people who live in the Kansas town, watching the show that made their town famous is like staring into a broken mirror. By Emma Pettit