PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-12-18T10:07:13-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 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 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 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 Tips for Helping Adjuncts Thrive and Improve https://www.chronicle.com/article/Tips-for-Helping-Adjuncts-/245330 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 Other institutions can benefit from Saginaw Valley State University’s experience helping adjuncts feel at home and develop their skills. By Michael Anft The 2018 Chronicle Influencers https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/influencers 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 Meet the people who defined the year in academe. How Kevin Kruse Became History’s Attack Dog https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Kevin-Kruse-Became/245321 2018-12-16T18:30:00-05:00 A few years ago, the Princeton historian brought his scholarship to hostile territory: Twitter. It made him famous and sent a message to the field that a serious scholar can also throw punches. By Emma Pettit A ‘Hidden Curriculum’ for Latino Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Hidden-Curriculum-for/245337 2018-12-16T18:25:00-05:00 What Latino students learn at colleges is amplified by whatever support and hostility they encounter there, says the author of a new book. By Peter Monaghan What I'm Reading: ‘Starting With the Soul’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Starting/245336 2018-12-16T18:15:00-05:00 When new to the profession, job candidates readily answer the question, "Why teaching?" But what would they say 10 years later? By Cari Andreani Selected New Books on Higher Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/245335 2018-12-16T18:00:00-05:00 The latest titles include a guide to investigating student misconduct and a description of a new interactive model of teaching. Compiled by Ruth Hammond North Carolina Board Rejects Chapel Hill’s Controversial Plan for Silent Sam https://www.chronicle.com/article/North-Carolina-Board-Rejects/245339 2018-12-14T16:11:00-05:00 The systemwide board said it could not support the plan, which calls for a $5.3-million campus center to house the Confederate statue. By Steven Johnson Guided by the Courts, DeVos Cancels $150 Million in Federal Student-Loan Debt https://www.chronicle.com/article/Guided-by-the-Courts-DeVos/245326 2018-12-14T03:46:00-05:00 The Education Department’s action, which sets in motion the Obama administration’s “borrower defense” rule, will grant debt relief to some 15,000 borrowers. By Don Troop Should Carol Folt Dare Her Boss to Fire Her? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Carol-Folt-Dare-Her/245325 2018-12-13T20:45:00-05:00 Chapel Hill’s chancellor could signal moral clarity by refusing to display a Confederate monument on the campus. But some fear that would guarantee her dismissal, making a tense situation worse. By Jack Stripling UT-Dallas Ejects Transfer Student After His Plea Deal in Rape Case Sparks Outrage https://www.chronicle.com/article/UT-Dallas-Ejects-Transfer/245324 2018-12-13T19:27:10-05:00 Administrators, responding to the resolution of a 2016 case at Baylor University, banned the former fraternity president from commencement and kicked him out of graduate school. By Katherine Mangan These Campus Leaders Spent the Fall Taking a Racial-Equity Course. Here’s What They Learned. https://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Campus-Leaders-Spent-the/245323 2018-12-13T19:22:00-05:00 The pilot program, run by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, brought together college officials who otherwise might gather only in times of crisis. By Sarah Brown What Went Wrong in a University Harassment Investigation — and How Officials Are Trying to Fix It https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Went-Wrong-in-a/245322 2018-12-13T17:53:00-05:00 A University of Illinois law professor’s behavior was found to have “made the teaching and working environment uncomfortable for a countless number of female colleagues and students.” But when that behavior doesn’t clear the bar for sexual harassment, how should a university respond? By Nell Gluckman Transitions: New President Selected at Wagner College, U. of Texas at San Antonio Names New Technology Chief https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President/245316 2018-12-13T17:00:00-05:00 Wagner's next chief is provost at Franklin and Marshall College. San Antonio's vice president for information management comes from the University of North Texas. Compiled by Julia Piper ‘We’re Looking for Leadership’: Outcry on Silent Sam Builds on Eve of Critical Board Vote https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Looking-for/245319 2018-12-13T15:23:00-05:00 Striking teaching assistants have injected urgency into the debate over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Confederate monument. A member of the Board of Governors, set to meet on Friday, told The Chronicle he’d move to have them fired. By Steven Johnson