PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-05-27T04:30:26-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Commencement Speakers: Be Cool http://chronicle.com/article/Commencement-Speakers-Be-Cool/236393 2016-05-08T18:58:31-04:00 Remember: It’s not your day. So be funny, and be brief. Or at least brief. And dress lightly under that academic regalia. By Daniel Reed Free the Public Universities http://chronicle.com/article/Free-the-Public-Universities/236372 2016-05-05T11:30:02-04:00 A swirl of forces has drawn public and private universities into convergence. But onerous regulatory obstacles leave public institutions unable to compete. By Ronald J. Daniels 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