The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ Opinion & Ideas :: Commentary Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:25:51 EST <![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
<![CDATA[To Restore Academic Integrity in Sports, Hold Head Coaches Accountable]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151723/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Restore-Academic-Integrity/151723/ As long as colleges and the NCAA value teams’ win-loss records over athletes’ educations, classroom scandals will persist.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why College Presidents Don’t Fear the NLRB]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151649/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-College-Presidents-Don-t/151649/ Judges that hear appeals of decisions in favor of faculty organizing are likely to override the labor board’s decisions.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Innovation Alone Won’t Fix Social Problems]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151551/ http://chronicle.com/article/Innovation-Alone-Won-t-Fix/151551/ Our students need to know that it’s not a light-bulb moment but a lifetime of persistence that creates lasting change.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Old Bias Found a New Target at Duke U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151307/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Old-Bias-Found-a-New-Target/151307/ Asking Muslim students to answer for Muslim extremists is not just a violation of their dignity but a barrier to their contributions to the world.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Call to Worship, and a Call to Educate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151309/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Call-to-Worshipa-Call/151309/ At universities, the criterion for making any religious accommodation must be an affirmative answer to the question: "Are we educating?"

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Losing an Office, Gaining Perspective]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Losing-an-Office-Gaining/151179/ Contemplating the meaning of one’s work space in a time of shrinking resources and surging campus populations.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Time for a Presidential Panel to Investigate College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151173/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-for-a-Presidential-Panel/151173/ Swimming in cash but bleeding red ink, intercollegiate athletics has demonstrated that it is incapable of reforming itself.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[But What if the Shared Vision Is Myopic?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151113/ http://chronicle.com/article/But-What-if-the-Shared-Vision/151113/ Scholars have a long history of developing smart solutions to difficult problems. They should be empowered to lead, not told to get out of the way.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Toward a Shared Vision of Shared Governance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151041/ http://chronicle.com/article/Toward-a-Shared-Vision-of/151041/ We need new ways, maybe even radically new ways, of bringing together faculty members and administrators to find solutions that will cut across old boundaries.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:45:57 EST
<![CDATA[Academics First, Then Athletics]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151015/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academics-First-Then/151015/ Colleges must reaffirm the position of intercollegiate sports as subordinate to that of the educational mission.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[You Don’t Need a Hurricane to Know Which Way the Wind Blows]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151025/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Don-t-Need-a-Hurricane-/151025/ The principles that guided Tulane University through the aftermath of Katrina could serve as a road map for institutional change elsewhere.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The ‘Job Market’ That Is Not One]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150841/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Job-Market-That-Is/150841/ Why do we continue to embrace flawed analyses of the academic labor system?

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[A Wake-Up Call on Concussions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150831/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Wake-Up-Call-on-Concussions/150831/ The apparent suicide of an Ohio State athlete demonstrates that we must do more to prevent future tragedies.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How to Improve Discussion of Race in the Classroom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150857/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Improve-Discussion-of/150857/ Professors can help students learn better ways of talking with one another about delicate issues.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[College Sex-Assault Trials Belong in Court, Not on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150805/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Sex-Assault-Trials/150805/ For all its flaws, the criminal-justice system is the better option for dealing with sexual violence.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:27:13 EST
<![CDATA[An Aging America: Higher Education's New Frontier]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150425/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Aging-America-Higher/150425/ Colleges need students, and baby boomers need educational pathways into a new life chapter. So why the deafening silence?

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[To Prepare 21st-Century Journalists, Help Students Become Experts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150267/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Prepare-21st-Century/150267/ Learning how to use more digital tools won’t help tomorrow’s journalists succeed. They need to know their subject matter.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Make Admissions at Elite Colleges ‘Access Aware’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Make-Admissions-at-Elite/150179/ To educate students from all income groups, we should stop pretending that wealth is not a major factor in who gets accepted.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST