PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty http://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-05-26T22:26:11-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale http://chronicle.com/article/A-Devastating-Account-of/236598 2016-05-25T04:55:00-04:00 Ambitious plans and a repeated failure to execute them characterize the university’s record of confronting race, a faculty panel concludes. By Beth McMurtrie ‘It’ll Never Stop!’ Linguistics Scholar Warns of Great Emoji Flood http://chronicle.com/article/It-ll-Never-Stop-/236560 2016-05-22T14:55:00-04:00 The demand for new emoji has made the work of the Unicode Consortium, which develops standards for the display of text in software, newly relevant. But has it gotten out of hand? By Steve Kolowich AAUP Accuses U. of Missouri System of Violating Melissa Click’s Rights http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Accuses-U-of-Missouri/236527 2016-05-19T04:55:00-04:00 Investigators with the American Association of University Professors said that the controversial faculty member’s firing set a precedent that threatens academic freedom. By Peter Schmidt Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D. http://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Better-Bridge-/236529 2016-05-19T04:55:00-04:00 An HBCU works with a top research university to help minority students transition from the master’s. By Vimal Patel The Life of ‘The Party Decides’ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Life-of-The-Party/236483 2016-05-16T04:55:00-04:00 Four political-science professors contemplate the improbable rise and fall of an obscure academic text in the time of Trump. By Steve Kolowich What Do the Authors of Sci-Hub’s Most-Downloaded Articles Think About Sci-Hub? http://chronicle.com/article/What-Do-the-Authors-of/236469 2016-05-13T04:55:00-04:00 We spoke with a few of them, and for the most part, they had no problem with being popular on the piracy network. By Corinne Ruff Carol Dweck Says Theory of Educational Mind-Set Is Often Misunderstood http://chronicle.com/article/Carol-Dweck-Says-Theory-of/236453 2016-05-11T12:45:00-04:00 In an interview, the Stanford professor also shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks. By Goldie Blumenstyk Meet the Wisconsin Student Leader Who Just Told Professors to Grow Up http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Wisconsin-Student/236430 2016-05-11T04:55:00-04:00 The departing student-body president at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire explains why he excoriated faculty leaders for planning to vote no confidence in university-system officials. By Peter Schmidt Academic-Freedom Spat Triggers Wave of Resignations at Religious College http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Freedom-Spat-Triggers/236432 2016-05-11T04:53:24-04:00 Nearly half of the faculty members in a small department at Pacific Union College are leaving or stepping down in protest of administrators’ treatment of a professor who invited a controversial speaker. By Rio Fernandes The TEDification of the Large Lecture http://chronicle.com/article/The-TEDification-of-the-Large/236418 2016-05-10T04:52:21-04:00 Oregon State University is among colleges that are redesigning arena classrooms and bringing higher production values to how they use them, to help keep students engaged. By Corinne Ruff Student Activists Tell Colleges: To Improve Racial Climate, Look Hard at Tenure http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Activists-Tell/236402 2016-05-09T04:55:00-04:00 At Rutgers University and elsewhere, they are raising questions about how race factors into tenure and promotion — and, in some cases, advocating for scholars whose bids were denied. By Sarah Brown George Mason’s Plans to Honor Scalia Spark Protests Over the University’s Direction http://chronicle.com/article/George-Mason-s-Plans-to/236299 2016-04-29T04:56:49-04:00 Critics of an agreement to rename the Virginia institution's law school after the late Supreme Court justice see the move as evidence that the university is being steered rightward by big donors like the Charles Koch Foundation. By Peter Schmidt How Colleges Are Turning Their Racist Pasts Into Teaching Opportunities http://chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Are-Turning-Their/236298 2016-04-29T04:55:15-04:00 In keeping John C. Calhoun’s name on a college, Yale University says it welcomes the chance to teach American history. Here’s how that has worked out on three other campuses. By Corinne Ruff After 3 Years, U. of Colorado Deems Its Conservative-Scholars Program a Success http://chronicle.com/article/After-3-Years-U-of-Colorado/236277 2016-04-28T00:55:00-04:00 But the Boulder campus’s invitation of visiting professors of conservative thought may not work elsewhere. By Courtney Kueppers Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture http://chronicle.com/article/Dissecting-One-Extremely/236271 2016-04-27T15:00:00-04:00 Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format. By Goldie Blumenstyk and Jeffrey R. Young What One Student Learned by Teaching His Peers http://chronicle.com/article/What-One-Student-Learned-by/236232 2016-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Peer teaching is popular — and effective. A "learning assistant" in math at Florida International University says it even helped make him a better student. By Goldie Blumenstyk Being Melissa Click http://chronicle.com/article/Being-Melissa-Click/236226 2016-04-24T19:00:00-04:00 Is the former Missouri professor an out-of-control activist? A poster child for academic freedom? Or something else? By Robin Wilson How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching http://chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Help-Foreign-Grad/236218 2016-04-24T18:00:00-04:00 Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom. By Vimal Patel A Final Round of Advice for Final Exams http://chronicle.com/article/A-Final-Round-of-Advice-for/236202 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 Ready for final exams? Cram by revisiting some of our most-read advice on this all-important part of the year. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Zika Virus Complicates Crusade Against Research on Fetal Tissue http://chronicle.com/article/Zika-Virus-Complicates-/236205 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 Many, but not all, medical researchers say the material is vital for investigating how the virus affects infants’ brains while still in the womb. By Paul Basken