PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2019-06-25T07:44:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Tech-Based Model to Teach Math Has Spread Across Higher Education. But for Some Students, Could It Do More Harm Than Good? https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Tech-Based-Model-to-Teach/246556 2019-06-24T15:54:00-04:00 The “emporium” approach has drawn national attention and support from deep-pocketed foundations. But two new studies raise questions about whether this model of mathematics instruction works well for academically challenged students. By Beth McMurtrie Rutgers Chancellor Apologizes After Body-Cam Footage Shows Her Berating Campus Police Officers https://www.chronicle.com/article/Rutgers-Chancellor-Apologizes/246554 2019-06-24T14:48:00-04:00 Nancy Cantor’s tirade was caught on tape after she was asked to wait at the scene of a fender bender. By Grace Elletson ‘No Exceptions, No Questions Asked’: Progressives Propose Legislation Canceling All Student-Loan Debt https://www.chronicle.com/article/No-Exceptions-No-Questions/246553 2019-06-24T14:13:00-04:00 Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar will introduce bills to forgive $1.6 trillion for 45 million Americans and make public colleges free. But scholars dispute whether a blanket fix would be best. By Steven Johnson Faculty Steps Up Complaints Against a President Accused of Discrimination and Unethical Behavior https://www.chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Steps-Up-Complaints/246552 2019-06-24T13:32:00-04:00 The board of Mercer County Community College, in New Jersey, has so far stood behind Jianping Wang’s leadership, but a spokesman appealed for patience “while this process unfolds.” By Katherine Mangan Who Would SAT-Only Admissions Help? White, Affluent Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Would-SAT-Only-Admissions/246548 2019-06-23T17:42:00-04:00 Removing all other factors from the process, says a report, would make the most selective colleges less racially diverse and “even more aristocratic.” By Eric Hoover Auburn’s Board Was Assessing the President. Now He’s Gone. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Auburn-s-Board-Was-Assessing/246546 2019-06-22T14:30:00-04:00 Steven Leath, who led the university for two years, has stepped down “after extensive discussions about the university’s leadership” with a board committee, the university announced.     By Jack Stripling Michigan State Vows Transparency in New Independent Investigation of Nassar Scandal. People Are Skeptical. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-Vows/246544 2019-06-21T14:39:00-04:00 “The board has decided to rip off the Band-Aid,” said one trustee. “There will be accountability.” By Sarah Brown There’s a New Pipeline to White-Collar Jobs. It Starts With Apprenticeships. https://www.chronicle.com/article/There-s-a-New-Pipeline-to/246543 2019-06-21T13:15:00-04:00 In a tight labor market, a small but growing number of two-year colleges and big companies are finding ways to fill jobs that used to go to four-year-college graduates. By Steven Johnson President of Campus Featured in Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’ Resigns After Controversial Tenure https://www.chronicle.com/article/President-of-Campus-Featured/246542 2019-06-21T11:23:00-04:00 When the show aired, in 2018, locals watched Independence Community College’s head football coach berate players, belittle higher learning, and swear with vigor, which rankled many in town. By Emma Pettit Bruce Harreld Holds On at the U. of Iowa. Does That Mean He’s Succeeded? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Bruce-Harreld-Holds-On-at-the/246538 2019-06-20T20:50:00-04:00 Nearly four years after the businessman-president took the helm, opinions diverge widely on whether he has succeeded in leading the university from “great to greater.” By Eric Kelderman Streaming Live on Twitch: Your Professor https://www.chronicle.com/article/Streaming-Live-on-Twitch-Your/246537 2019-06-20T18:07:00-04:00 As gamers have joined Twitch en masse, a slow stream of educators has followed, with professors live-streaming supplemental office hours, exam reviews, snow-day lectures, research projects, and lecture preparations. By Will Jarvis Western Illinois U. Chief’s Final Days Were Ugly. His Exit Package Isn’t. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Western-Illinois-U-Chief-s/246531 2019-06-20T11:38:00-04:00 Some saw racial overtones in the calls for Jack Thomas’s ouster, and his generous deal is designed in part to thwart lawsuits. By Jack Stripling How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Helps-Online/246522 2019-06-20T04:00:00-04:00 An unusual approach to office hours has improved students’ performance — and helped them make friends. By Beckie Supiano Congress Is Taking On Reparations. At the First Hearing, Academic Historians Were Absent. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Congress-Is-Taking-On/246527 2019-06-19T21:04:00-04:00 The legislation would create a commission to study slavery and the discrimination that followed, and make recommendations for repairing those racial injustices. By Marc Parry Gender Harassment Can Mean ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ for Women’s Careers. Here’s What Some Colleges Are Doing About It. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Gender-Harassment-Can-Mean/246528 2019-06-19T20:51:00-04:00 The National Academies have brought together a group of influential institutions to confront sexist behaviors that don’t rise to the level of a crime or a policy violation. By Sarah Brown Former Dream Center Students Could Lose Out on Loan Forgiveness Thanks to Education Dept.’s Mistake https://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Dream-Center-Students/246526 2019-06-19T18:50:00-04:00 A major error on the department’s website could prevent some displaced students from getting the loan forgiveness they’re entitled to. By Michael Vasquez ‘Students Expect Human Contact’: Plan to Consolidate Academic Support Staff Ruffles Feathers at Lehigh https://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Expect-Human/246525 2019-06-19T17:53:00-04:00 Combining administrative services is floated as a way for institutions to cut costs while eliminating overlaps in labor. But to some at Lehigh, the plan is “totally unthinkable.” By Emma Pettit English-Language Enrollments Decline https://www.chronicle.com/article/English-Language-Enrollments/246524 2019-06-19T15:51:00-04:00 But the rate of the drop is slower than in the previous year. By Karin Fischer Transitions: New President Selected at Goucher College, Centre College Chief to Retire https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President/246521 2019-06-19T12:54:00-04:00 The president of the New Hampshire Institute of Art will lead Goucher. John Roush will step down after 22 years at the helm of Centre. Compiled by Julia Piper Tensions Remain Over Status of Stanford’s Press https://www.chronicle.com/article/Tensions-Remain-Over-Status-of/246519 2019-06-18T18:49:30-04:00 In late April, the university pulled back from cutting a subsidy and financially dooming the press. But with potentially dueling committees examining its operations, the future remains murky. By Alexander C. Kafka