If MOOCs have the power to dismantle departments, say several professors say who teach the courses, the fault lies with reckless administrators.
Wanted: Assistant Professors
The Chronicle looks at the applications submitted for two positions in the humanities, where the competition is stiff and candidates are often in the dark.
Learn who got the jobs, who were the finalists, and who else was in the pool.
- Play the Role of the Search Committee
Bloggers Under Fire
Jeffrey Beall has criticized the publisher on his blog. The company, based in India, says his comments are criminal under Indian law.
Some librarians say the founder of Edwin Mellen Press is a bully for his legal threats against bloggers who criticize his company. But he says he's the one being bullied.
Breaking the Silence
Discussions about socioeconomic class, once taboo, are taking hold on some campuses.
- 'Little Tricks' Help Disadvantaged Students Find Career Paths
- How Much Do You Pay for College?
In the News
A directive prohibits professors from talking about press freedom, universal values, the historical mistakes of the Communist Party, and other issues considered taboo.
The U.S. Department of Education extended until 2014 the deadline for compliance with rules requiring colleges to be properly authorized by state governments.
- As Gainful-Employment Talks Resume, Education Dept. Is Mum on Appeal
- New York City Embraces a College's New 'Handicapped' Symbol
- Fake News Release Targets Scholars and Student Critical of Israel
- Students Might Not Be 'Academically Adrift' After All, Study Finds
- Education Dept. May Have Overpaid Loan-Collection Agencies, Report Says
- Researchers and Scientific Groups Make New Push Against Impact Factors