PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-05-05T08:26:40-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Faculty Members Must Play Their Part in Keeping Teaching Costs Under Control http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Members-Must-Play/236294 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 Colleges are exploiting advances in analytical modeling to engage professors in discussions of teaching cost in relation to quality. By William F. Massy Law and Engineering Should Share Curriculum http://chronicle.com/article/LawEngineering-Should/236296 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 The two disciplines seem so different that their students may be reluctant to learn from one another. But the future depends on their doing so. By Julio M. Ottino and Daniel B. Rodriguez Stop Students Who Cheat Before They Become Cheating Professors http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Students-Who-Cheat-Before/236269 2016-04-27T12:30:00-04:00 Colleges that don’t confront academic dishonesty dilute the value of education and embolden future deception. By Brigitte Vittrup A Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching http://chronicle.com/article/A-Moment-of-Clarity-on-the/236241 2016-04-25T13:50:00-04:00 A recent report from MIT about online education argues that the right way to use technology is to help professors do what they already do, but better. By Phil Hill For More Economic Diversity, Fix Income Inequality http://chronicle.com/article/For-More-Economic-Diversity/236203 2016-04-24T18:00:00-04:00 The widening gap is making it more difficult for colleges to recruit students from disadvantaged families. By Catharine Hill Guns and Learning Don’t Mix http://chronicle.com/article/GunsLearning-Don-t-Mix/236155 2016-04-19T00:01:01-04:00 A college professor in Georgia, where concealed weapons are about to be allowed on campuses, sees them as a fatal distraction. By Elise Langan The Educational Power of Discomfort http://chronicle.com/article/The-Educational-Power-of/236136 2016-04-17T18:59:41-04:00 Our fragile students need to be exposed to difficult realities. By Irina Popescu How America’s Best Idea Can Be Colleges’ Best Opportunity http://chronicle.com/article/How-America-s-Best-Idea-Can/236089 2016-04-13T04:55:00-04:00 Hands-on. Interdisciplinary. Cultural. Experiential. National parks can provide everything today’s students are looking for. By Robert Manning Are Financially Desperate Law Schools Using a ‘Reverse Robin Hood Scheme’ to Stay Afloat? http://chronicle.com/article/Are-Financially-Desperate-Law/236041 2016-04-10T18:30:45-04:00 Making disadvantaged students subsidize the attendance of their more privileged peers is as regressive as it is indefensible. By Aaron N. Taylor In Darwinian World of Performance-Based Funding, the Neediest Students Are the Losers http://chronicle.com/article/In-Darwinian-World-of/236010 2016-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 Colleges and policy makers should focus on funding models that add value instead of focusing on outcomes devoid of human context. By Mark Kantrowitz Understanding the Origins of Ed-Tech Snake Oil http://chronicle.com/article/Understanding-the-Origins-of/235977 2016-04-06T04:55:00-04:00 Product marketers are on the far end of a game of telephone that often starts with research findings that are both nuanced and provisional. By Michael Feldstein Why Theater Majors Are Vital in the Digital Age http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Theater-Majors-Are-Vital/235925 2016-04-03T18:31:12-04:00 As technology and machines consume more and more of life, perhaps theater can help us remember what it means to act like a human being. By Tracey Moore Why I Quit Yale Basketball at the Top of My Game http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Quit-Yale-Basketball-at/235928 2016-04-01T04:55:00-04:00 Coaches and administrators should be challenging college athletics’ culture of misogyny, racism, and social injustice. By Onaje X.O. Woodbine The Humanities Must Engage Global Grand Challenges http://chronicle.com/article/The-Humanities-Must-Engage/235902 2016-03-30T14:51:45-04:00 Scientists need humanists to persuade a skeptical public that the well-being of our planet is at stake. By Heidi Bostic Why I’m Sticking to My ‘Noncompliant’ Learning Outcomes http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-m-Sticking-to-My/235874 2016-03-28T19:00:00-04:00 How could an apparently minor disagreement over wording on a syllabus escalate so far, so fast? By Robert T. Dillon Jr. On Providing Learning Support for the Students You Actually Have http://chronicle.com/article/On-Providing-Learning-Support/235855 2016-03-28T05:00:00-04:00 A recent essay misconstrued my comments on what colleges owe their students, especially those who are most vulnerable. By John N. Gardner New U.S. Visa Policy Puts Security Too Far Above Scientific Progress http://chronicle.com/article/New-US-Visa-Policy-Puts/235847 2016-03-27T18:45:55-04:00 The visa difficulties of a British expert in tropical parasitology show that American policy makers must find a way for scientists to travel to the United States as freely as they do elsewhere. By Alice P. Gast The Odd Couple: How Ed Tech Must Support Vastly Different Types of Professors http://chronicle.com/article/The-Odd-Couple-How-Ed-Tech/235813 2016-03-25T04:55:00-04:00 Understanding the needs, interests, and technical proficiency of faculty members before jumping into features and solutions is an important way to improve the process. By Phil Hill Stop Blaming Colleges for Higher Education’s Unaffordability http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Blaming-Colleges-for/235799 2016-03-23T04:55:00-04:00 The real culprits are wealth inequality and the political leaders who allowed it to become so extreme. By Donald J. Farish Stop Worrying About Guns in the Classroom. They’re Already Here. http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Worrying-About-Guns-in/235744 2016-03-17T13:41:00-04:00 People who fear the prospect of legal, concealed weapons on campuses are being just as irrational as those who refuse to leave the house unarmed. By Erik Gilbert