PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Special Reports https://www.chronicle.com/section/Special-Reports/35/ 2018-09-19T06:44:56-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Idea Lab: Faculty Diversity https://store.chronicle.com/collections/faculty-tag/products/idea-lab-faculty-diversity 2018-09-18T13:56:00-04:00 Colleges are facing growing demands by students to hire more minority faculty members. But doing so requires revamping how search committees usually operate, confronting unconscious bias, and improving the Ph.D. pipeline of future professors. And recruitment is only the first step. Colleges also have to focus on retaining minority professors and examining the policies and practices that may make them feel underappreciated. This collection of articles examines how colleges are changing to bolst... How Can You Make Big Classes Feel Smaller? https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/How-Can-You-Make-Big-Classes/224 2018-09-14T12:00:00-04:00 Emails, sent at key moments during the semester, are one strategy for helping personalize the large lecture. Idea Lab: Admissions and Enrollment https://store.chronicle.com/collections/administration-leadership/products/idea-lab-admissions-and-enrollment 2018-09-06T13:05:00-04:00 The traditional practices of student admissions and enrollment are slow to change. But with many colleges missing enrollment goals, institutions are rethinking their approaches. This collection of articles and essays examines new admissions and enrollment strategies. Buy a copy in the Chronicle store. Idea Lab: Student Wellness https://store.chronicle.com/collections/students-tag/products/idea-lab-student-wellness 2018-09-06T13:00:00-04:00 Colleges want students to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors. But the potential pitfalls for undergraduates are great: alcohol abuse, excessive partying, and Greek culture that sometimes can promote dangerous behavior. This collection of articles outlines how leading institutions are making headway. Buy this Idea Lab collection today to help your students be healthier and safer. Idea Lab: First-Generation Students https://store.chronicle.com/collections/students-tag/products/idea-lab-first-generation-students 2018-09-06T12:51:00-04:00 College can be disorienting for undergraduates who are the first in their family to go to college, especially those from low-income backgrounds. This collection of articles and essays examines efforts to make these students feel at home and succeed in college. Purchase the collection and help more students on your campus today. The Almanac of Higher Education 2018-19 https://store.chronicle.com/collections/the-almanac-of-higher-education/products/the-almanac-of-higher-education-2018?CID=ADCHEFY18ALMANAC18WEB 2018-08-23T17:52:00-04:00 Learn how higher education is changing by reading The Chronicle’s annual Almanac of Higher Education, with detailed tables and analysis on leadership, faculty pay, enrollment, diversity, student debt, endowments, research, state spending, and more. The Rise and Fall of Silent Sam https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-RiseFall-of-Silent/220 2018-08-21T00:00:00-04:00 Silent Sam, a statue of a Confederate soldier, dominated the main entrance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for more than a century, despite decades of protests. But suddenly, in August 2018, the statue was yanked down by protesters. Here’s how Silent Sam moved from dominance to disappearance. 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. ‘No Money, No Mission’: How Colleges Can Fortify Themselves for the Future https://store.chronicle.com/products/sustaining-the-college-business-model-how-to-shore-up-institutions-now-and-reinvent-them-for-the-future 2018-08-09T10:38:00-04:00 Market forces are bearing down on higher education, and internal inefficiencies can make matters worse. Our new report on the college business model can help you shore up your finances now and consider major transformations ahead. Buy a copy in our store. Great Colleges to Work For 2018 https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18 2018-07-15T18:40:00-04:00 In our 11th annual survey, 84 colleges were recognized and 42 were named to the honor roll. Did yours make the list? Explore the results to find out, and read how the survey was conducted. How the Survey Was Conducted https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Survey-Was-Conducted/243898 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 The Academic Workplace: Defining Job Success https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Academic-Workplace-/209 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 Job consultants, a misfire on gauging productivity, how to handle career milestones, and our Great Colleges to Work For report.  Academe Is a New Green Pasture for Consultants https://www.chronicle.com/article/Academe-Is-a-New-Green-Pasture/243891 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 Faced with a tight job market and growing demands on their time, more academics are turning to outsiders for career advice and support. By Kelly Field Want to Better Engage Your Employees? Explain the Business Side https://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Better-Engage-Your/243893 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges across the country are increasingly trying to help faculty and staff members understand their institution’s business operations. By Richard K. Boyer At Small Colleges, Smaller Departments https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Small-Colleges-Smaller/243892 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 Faculty members at tiny institutions might appear to be lonely, but they collaborate across disciplines and geographic expanses to avoid being isolated. By Lawrence Biemiller Can Faculty Workload Be Captured in a Database? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Faculty-Workload-Be/243890 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 Wisconsin’s latest attempt to quantify faculty productivity leaves academics feeling more misunderstood than ever. By Audrey Williams June 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.