PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-07-01T23:54:19-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Amazon’s Quiet Dominance of Higher-Ed Learning Platforms http://chronicle.com/article/Amazon-s-Quiet-Dominance-of/236991 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 More and more colleges have moved their learning-management software to "the cloud." What they don’t realize is that it’s all on the same cloud. By Phil Hill The Gifts of Pat Summitt http://chronicle.com/article/The-Gifts-of-Pat-Summitt/236996 2016-06-30T18:15:00-04:00 She was not just No. 1 among women’s basketball coaches. Beyond statistics, she was one of a kind. By Donna A. Lopiano The Supreme Court Frees Colleges to Sensibly Pursue Diversity http://chronicle.com/article/The-Supreme-Court-Frees/236921 2016-06-24T14:42:00-04:00 The Fisher II decision signals, in a time of deep unrest, that race matters. By Lorelle L. Espinosa and Peter McDonough 5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision http://chronicle.com/article/5-Lessons-to-Take-From-the/236918 2016-06-24T13:00:00-04:00 The Supreme Court has struck a delicate balance between judicial review and the deference due to educational judgments informed by evidence. Colleges can learn from that. By Arthur L. Coleman Chalk Dust on the Sleeve of Her Soul http://chronicle.com/article/Chalk-Dust-on-the-Sleeve-of/236888 2016-06-22T12:45:00-04:00 To her colleagues and students at Trinity College, Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher mattered deeply. The feeling was mutual. By James F. Jones Jr. No Cookie Cutting in My Classroom http://chronicle.com/article/No-Cookie-Cutting-in-My/236878 2016-06-21T14:30:00-04:00 If only we could measure and predict and control every possible variable in education — then what? By Rebecca Eggenschwiler Long Jail Terms for Sexual Offenders Do Little Good http://chronicle.com/article/Long-Jail-Terms-for-Sexual/236858 2016-06-17T14:01:36-04:00 Our goal should be to prevent sexual assaults, like the notorious one at Stanford, from happening in the first place. By Kathleen A. Bogle and Caitlin Taylor Colleges Should Be Nurturing Interfaith Leaders http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Should-Be-Nurturing/236752 2016-06-13T04:55:00-04:00 Any institution that promises to prepare global citizens has to take religious diversity seriously. By Eboo Patel Why Brock Turner Should Talk to Campus Men About Sexual Assault http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Brock-Turner-Should-Talk/236747 2016-06-09T04:55:08-04:00 Convicted of assault, banned from campus, and sentenced to jail, this ex-Stanford student could tell white males about the consequences of drinking and promiscuity. By Naeemah Clark Adaptive Learning Earns an Incomplete http://chronicle.com/article/Adaptive-Learning-Earns-an/236758 2016-06-09T04:55:00-04:00 A recent report attempts to determine whether the teaching technique actually helps students learn better than traditional methods do. Because of methodological challenges, the results are inconclusive. By Michael Feldstein The Real Reason Small Colleges Fail http://chronicle.com/article/The-Real-Reason-Small-Colleges/236732 2016-06-08T04:55:00-04:00 It’s not just because of their size. It’s because someone is falling down on the job. By Will Wootton It’s Time to Speak Up for Your Gay and Transgender Students http://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-to-Speak-Up-for/236710 2016-06-03T13:30:00-04:00 Maybe you’ve always considered yourself a quiet supporter. But that’s not enough anymore. By Kathryn Wymer Americans Ignore Middle Eastern Students at Our Peril http://chronicle.com/article/Americans-Ignore-Middle/236671 2016-06-02T00:55:00-04:00 The region’s crisis in education is of crucial national-security importance to the United States, which needs to do much more to help. By Richard LeBaron and Jessica Ashooh Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students http://chronicle.com/article/Let-Accreditors-Do-What-Does/236594 2016-05-25T11:30:00-04:00 Accrediting agencies need to resist the Education Department’s efforts to misuse the data they collect. By Belle S. Wheelan and Mark A. Elgart Distance Ed’s Second Act http://chronicle.com/article/Distance-Ed-s-Second-Act/236571 2016-05-24T04:55:00-04:00 Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever. By Phil Hill Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Publishing-Toward-a/236526 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes. By Michael Satlow Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Shouldn-t-Have-to/236506 2016-05-17T13:20:00-04:00 In a long-running lawsuit, three academic publishers have asked for an injunction that would require Georgia State University to closely regulate all faculty uploads to course websites. By Pamela Samuelson Campus Tour Guides Should Know the Facts About Sexual Assault http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Tour-Guides-Should-Know/236426 2016-05-11T04:55:00-04:00 "We handle it really well" is not the answer a mother and daughter were looking for. By Beth Mitchneck On Lamentations for a Lost Canon http://chronicle.com/article/On-Lamentations-for-a-Lost/236412 2016-05-10T04:55:00-04:00 The narrative of a purported fall from a golden age of scholarly consensus bears little relation to the actual history of American higher education. By L.D. Burnett Reaching Students in the Back Row http://chronicle.com/article/Reaching-Students-in-the-Back/236411 2016-05-09T11:45:00-04:00 Put aside your sense of irony. Here are some thoughtful ways to use technology to advance personalized learning. By Michael Feldstein