The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ Opinion & Ideas :: Commentary Sat, 23 May 2015 04:41:12 EDT <![CDATA[If Students Are Smart, They’ll Major in What They Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230307/ http://chronicle.com/article/If-Students-Are-Smart/230307/ By encouraging students to study what they are interested in, rather than a "practical" major, colleges allow them to cultivate the qualities employers find valuable.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Technology Will Never Fix Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Technology-Will-Never-Fix/230185/ The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For the Sake of Working-Class Students, Give ‘Fisher’ Another Chance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230239/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-the-Sake-of-Working-Class/230239/ The Supreme Court’s decision to accept an appeal on the University of Texas affirmative-action case would be a victory for the poor.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Make the World a Better Place, Teach Arabic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230031/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Make-the-World-a-Better/230031/ Higher education has never had a more crucial role to play in achieving peace.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Minority Ph.D.’s Find Career Success in STEM]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230043/ http://chronicle.com/article/Minority-PhD-s-Find-Career/230043/ Encouraging diversity in graduate education is vital to financial equality and the nation’s economic success.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bringing the Liberal Arts to Engineering Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229671/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bringing-the-Liberal-Arts-to/229671/ Integrating the "missing basics" with technical courses will help future engineers tackle the complex problems facing our society.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Advice From 2 Streetwise College Presidents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229457/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advice-From-2-Streetwise/229457/ Their success, say two chiefs with half a century of leadership between them, came from enabling the work and success of those around them.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Study Abroad Could Be So Much Better]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Study-Abroad-Could-Be-So-Much/229273/ Students need training both before they go and when they return.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sexual Assault on Campus: 9 Views on What Will Signal Progress]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Assault-on-Campus-9/229279/ Experts share their thoughts on what could indicate improvement in how colleges are handling the difficult issue.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[13 Years of a College Presidency]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229091/ http://chronicle.com/article/13-Years-of-a-College-/229091/ What does becoming a president feel like? Like you are asleep when a fire hose is turned on full blast, pointed directly into your face.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beyond the Bologna Process]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beyond-the-Bologna-Process/229093/ The European higher-education harmonizing effort has been a success. But it’s time to move on.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The End of College? Not So Fast]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228937/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-College-Not-So/228937/ How a new book about the online-only future of higher education gets it wrong.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[This Is What Wisconsin's 2.5% Budget Cut Looks Like]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228671/ http://chronicle.com/article/This-Is-What-Wisconsins-25-/228671/ The seemingly minor reduction will have serious repercussions for students, staff, and faculty.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Embrace the Art and Science of College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228665/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Embrace-the-Art-and/228665/ Incorporating academics into athletics would cause the scandals to subside, writes the director of the Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[In Promoting Campus Diversity, Don't Dismiss Religion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228427/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Promoting-Campus-Diversity/228427/ Combating faith-based bias deserves more attention and resources than it gets now.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Sweet Briar: So Sad to Leave. So Lucky to Have Been Here.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228341/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Sweet-Briar-So-Sad-to/228341/ A professor finds solace in how others on the campus are reacting to the college’s closing: with sorrow, but also sympathy and cooperation.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[To Help Students Succeed Professionally and Personally, Teach the Art of Being Human]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228281/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Help-Students-Succeed/228281/ Students know what they need to build satisfying lives, and it’s not just job skills.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Progress in NCAA Reform, but Still a Long Way to Go]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228287/ http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Progress-in-NCAA-Reform/228287/ Here are some ideas to streamline the rule book and return more control to campuses.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Raped on Campus? Don’t Trust Your College to Do the Right Thing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Raped-on-Campus-Don-t-Trust/228093/ Sued by a rape survivor, the University of Oregon tried a legal loophole to use her therapy records against her.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Unintended Consequences of Borrowing Business Tools to Run a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190489/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unintended-Consequences-/190489/ Strategies from the corporate world can help us streamline our institutions, but we must take care that they not jeopardize academic values.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Father Hesburgh: a Priest, a President, and So Much More]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228071/ http://chronicle.com/article/Father-Hesburgh-a-Priest-a/228071/ The late leader of the University of Notre Dame was a national moral presence in a time of great social change.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Dangerous Silence of Academic Researchers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190251/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dangerous-Silence-of/190251/ Speaking out is not just our right but our responsibility.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Improving Teacher Preparation: Right Destination, Hazardous Route]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Improving-Teacher-Preparation-/190239/ The Education Department’s proposed rules for improving program quality may have unintended consequences.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's Time to Review Your Adjunct Employment Policies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190035/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-to-Review-Your/190035/ Recent organizing efforts have the potential to fundamentally and quickly change the marketplace.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Unions Need to Step Up for Equality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Unions-Need-to-Step-Up-for/190053/ The separate-but-unequal labor system, where the minority of tenured faculty members rule over the majority of contingents, is mirrored in bargaining units.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Isolated Scholars: Making Bricks, Not Shaping Policy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151707/ http://chronicle.com/article/Isolated-Scholars-Making/151707/ While the public looks for answers to big issues, academics too often shrink from engagement.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST