PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-07-25T04:16:54-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Why a College Should Teach Its Own History http://chronicle.com/article/Why-a-College-Should-Teach-Its/237166 2016-07-20T04:55:00-04:00 For one thing, a large course with cross-disciplinary appeal creates a sense of community that, in both short and long terms, do a college good. By Corey Ryan Earle Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way http://chronicle.com/article/Adaptive-Learning-Could-Be-the/237171 2016-07-18T17:09:00-04:00 Ed-tech company officials who make exaggerated claims about the power of their products aren’t doing students any favors, and could end up hurting them. By Michael Feldstein Why I’m Not Joining ‘Historians Against Trump’ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-m-Not-Joining/237168 2016-07-18T14:00:00-04:00 A statement by the new group repudiates the discipline’s own values. By Jonathan Zimmerman Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Face More Tests After ‘Fisher’ http://chronicle.com/article/Race-Conscious-Admissions/237151 2016-07-17T18:29:00-04:00 The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts. Mark G. Yudof and Rachel F. Moran The Lessons of Brexit for the Humanities http://chronicle.com/article/The-Lessons-of-Brexit-for-the/237097 2016-07-13T05:00:00-04:00 Professors may think they can no longer live within their universities. But they certainly cannot live outside them. By Robert Zaretsky Flagships Must Create New Models to Preserve the Public Good http://chronicle.com/article/Flagships-Must-Create-New/237055 2016-07-11T04:55:00-04:00 America built its economic strength and political vitality on the backs of its public universities. What will it take to sustain them? By Nicholas B. Dirks Building on the Success of the ‘Fisher’ Decision http://chronicle.com/article/Building-on-the-Success-of-the/237043 2016-07-08T05:00:00-04:00 Colleges need to expand the pipeline of talented individuals, and to provide opportunities for diverse groups of young people to work together, long before they reach college age. By Marvin Krislov How We Overhauled Our Campuses Using New Markets Tax Credits http://chronicle.com/article/How-We-Overhauled-Our-Campuses/237018 2016-07-05T04:55:00-04:00 The federal program, which just got a five-year extension, handed two institutions the resources to make vital capital improvements. By Eric Norman and Walter J. Branson 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