The Ticker

Adjuncts Vote to Unionize at Saint Louis U.

Part-time instructors in the university's College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences voted 89 to 28 in favor of forming a union.

The Ticker

Faculty Strike Begins at Green River Community College

The protest on the Washington campus concerns potential cuts that would leave five tenured and one tenure-track faculty member without jobs.

The Ticker

Kentucky State President to Resign This Week

Raymond M. Burse will step down after two years at the university's helm.

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

ProfHacker

Six Tips For a Successful First Year as a Writing Program Administrator

Directing a writing program while being a new faculty member can be a challenge. Guest author Leigh Graziano offers some suggestions for survival.

ProfHacker

4 Suggestions for Planning a Productive Summer

With summer upon us, Anastasia Salter shares the strategies she's using to keep research and writing on track.

ProfHacker

Leaving the LMS to Make Course Remixing Possible

It's hard to value open educational resources if your course is locked away in an LMS. Here's how a professor recreated his entire LMS course as a single, fast-loading webpage.

Lingua Franca

Syntactic Self-Harm on St. James's Street

Geoff Pullum visits the headquarters of The Economist in a quest to find out why it insists on a style rule that is deleterious to clarity.

Lingua Franca

Trying to Write the Mighty Line

Lucy Ferriss wonders if today's students are losing the ability to hear the music inherent in the English language.

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Lingua Franca

DARE to Carry Guts to a Bear

Allan Metcalf looks at two new quarterly updates from the Dictionary of American Regional English.

Lingua Franca

'Genderqueer' and 'Baconsphere'

Geoff Pullum recalls the moment at which he lost his innocence regarding the infallibility of dictionaries.

Lingua Franca

Language Shrapnel

Where do we stand, these days, on obscenity in the news? Lucy Ferriss takes a look at several publications, including this one.