The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:21 EDT <![CDATA[ACT’s President Answers a Few Final Questions Before Putting Down His Pencil]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232673/ http://chronicle.com/article/ACT-s-President-Answers-a/232673/ This is not a test: After 30 years at the organization, Jon Erickson shares his thoughts on admissions, assessment, and anxiety dreams.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:50:11 EDT
<![CDATA[At U. of Missouri, Grad Students Rally for Better Conditions, and Faculty Come to Their Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232643/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-U-of-Missouri-Grad/232643/ An uproar over health-care cuts has turned into a widespread protest against the university’s treatment of graduate students.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:59:16 EDT
<![CDATA[These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232645/ http://chronicle.com/article/These-Videos-Could-Change-How/232645/ Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:57:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Creating an Endowed Chair Poses a Dilemma for a College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232637/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Creating-an-Endowed-Chair/232637/ An assistant professorship at Brown U. named after a controversial German historian raises questions about how such positions are vetted.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:56:01 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Hack Poses Challenges to Some Pell Grant Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232641/ http://chronicle.com/article/IRS-Hack-Poses-Challenges-to/232641/ A computer breach has made it harder to get tax records, and financial-aid officers are scrambling to help before the academic year begins.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[European Universities Make Building International Ties a Top Priority]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232625/ http://chronicle.com/article/European-Universities-Make/232625/ More colleges say internationalization is a key goal, says a report, but some worry that conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East could hamper such efforts. 

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:11:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How One University Uses New-Student Orientation to Talk About Sexual Assault]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232603/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Uses/232603/ A training session at the University of Richmond highlights one way colleges are educating students.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:56:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Star Scholar Resigns From Northwestern, Saying It Doesn't Respect Academic Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232601/ http://chronicle.com/article/Star-Scholar-Resigns-From/232601/ Alice Dreger, an author and professor of medical humanities, says a dean tried to censor portions of an essay in a journal she guest-edited.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversation About Sexual Violence Is Often a New One for College Freshmen]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Conversation-About-Sexual/232599/ Sexual-assault education is now a major topic of discussion at the college level. But many students have already experienced some sort of violence by the time they move in.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Buzzwords-May-Be-Stifling/232605/ So what is adaptive learning? At a summit, ed-tech makers and other experts try to figure that out.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuition Discount Rates Rise Again, Signaling Potential Challenges for Private Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232579/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tuition-Discount-Rates-Rise/232579/ Even though the colleges kicked in more grant aid, only about half of them were able to bring in more freshmen than the year before, according to an annual survey.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Through Care and Camaraderie, a University Tries to Keep Homeless Students on Track]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232577/ http://chronicle.com/article/Through-CareCamaraderie/232577/ Keeping the students can require tutoring, help with financial aid, and emotional support.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Before Overhauling That Website, Do Your Homework]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232571/ http://chronicle.com/article/Before-Overhauling-That/232571/ Appealing to potential applicants is colleges’ No. 1 goal in an era of digital recruitment.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Critics Take Aim (Again) at Rich University Endowments]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232555/ http://chronicle.com/article/Critics-Take-Aim-Again-at/232555/ The ire stirred by a recent op-ed and by a large gift sounds familiar. Questions about the tax benefits that flow to wealthy colleges have swirled before, to little avail.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ins and Outs of Outsourcing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232553/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-InsOuts-of/232553/ Tennessee universities may soon join the ranks of institutions that privatize the management, maintenance, and security of their buildings.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Help the Students With No Homes?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232549/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-the-Students-With/232549/ Tens of thousands of students qualify as "unaccompanied homeless youth." The students’ message to colleges: Improve your policies.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In the NSF's Priciest Grant-Fraud Settlement, Northeastern U. Will Pay $2.7 Million]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232511/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-NSFs-Priciest/232511/ The case stems from the mismanagement of nearly a decade’s worth of federal research funds; the university has largely blamed one professor.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Quest to Put a Value on Medical Research Illustrates the Difficulties of Trying]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232495/ http://chronicle.com/article/Quest-to-Put-a-Value-on/232495/ A study attempts to draw links between life expectancy, approvals of new drugs, and research supported by the NIH. Some experts say those aren’t dots that can be connected.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:55:29 EDT
<![CDATA[How Some Professors Deploy Mobile Technology in Their Teaching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232493/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Some-Professors-Deploy/232493/ Faculty members are using the abundance of smartphones and tablets on campuses to better engage students in the classroom.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Backlash at U. of Missouri Highlights Questions About Health Subsidies for Grad Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232467/ http://chronicle.com/article/Backlash-at-U-of-Missouri/232467/ The university said it would end subsidies for graduate students’ health care, citing a provision of Obamacare. Here’s a guide to the controversy.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:55:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Dept. Seeks to Clarify Privacy of Students’ Medical Records]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232463/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Seeks-to/232463/ The department proposed that records should stay private in all but a limited number of circumstances. Experts say the draft guidance represents a careful compromise.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why College Affordability Is So Difficult to Define]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232465/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-College-Affordability-Is/232465/ Paying for college is personal, and there are few guidelines that apply to families of different means.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:54:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NLRB’s Northwestern Ruling Sets a High Bar for Approving Student-Athlete Unions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232441/ http://chronicle.com/article/NLRB-s-Northwestern-Ruling/232441/ The board dismissed a union bid by Northwestern's football players but declined to rule on whether they were employees.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:56:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Universities Fix the Police?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232439/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Universities-Fix-the/232439/ Officers and scholars have not always gotten along. But some researchers say working directly with law-enforcement agencies is the only real way to change them.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:55:31 EDT
<![CDATA[At the Iowa State Fair: Enthusiasm for College, and Resignation About Its Cost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232417/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-the-Iowa-State-Fair-/232417/ Iowans seem doubtful that tuition will go anywhere but up. Still, fairgoers say college is important.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Public-College Leaders’ Use of Private Email Accounts Could Go Undetected]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232415/ http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Use/232415/ States’ open-records laws often lack teeth. The absence of more controversies like the one in Illinois may simply reflect that hidden emails are staying hidden.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:59:13 EDT