PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ 2016-05-06T20:27:25-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 The Risk of Digital Oblivion http://chronicle.com/article/The-Risk-of-Digital-Oblivion/236342 2016-05-04T00:01:00-04:00 We must decide what knowledge to save for future generations — and how to save it. By Abby Smith Rumsey When Religion Is No Laughing Matter http://chronicle.com/article/When-Religion-Is-No-Laughing/236265 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 Where a professor sees literary irreverence toward religion, his students see heresy. By Bernard Schweizer 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 The Peril of Perpetual Revenge http://chronicle.com/article/The-Peril-of-Perpetual/236267 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 Does historical memory further peace or incite conflict? By Lawrence Douglas 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 When Wellness Is a Dirty Word http://chronicle.com/article/When-Wellness-Is-a-Dirty-Word/236266 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 Why is wellness such a dirty word in academe? By Natalia Mehlman Petrzela Weekly Book List, May 6, 2016 http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-6-2016/236315 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub No Room for Surprises http://chronicle.com/article/No-Room-for-Surprises/236268 2016-05-01T18:00:00-04:00 In our Googled world, everything’s an entry and nothing’s a discovery. By Benedict Anderson Institute's Housing Plan Accommodates Preservation Concerns http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/institutes-housing-plan-accommodates-preservation-concerns/ 2016-04-29T13:30:06-04:00 The Save Princeton Coalition's opposition to a faculty-housing project has led it to repeatedly misstate facts in order to paint the Institute for Advanced Study as irresponsible. 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 The Oaxaca Incident http://chronicle.com/article/The-Oaxaca-Incident/236257 2016-04-27T04:55:00-04:00 An American scholar. A Mexican village. The U.S. military. What could go wrong?   By Paul Voosen Breach of Ethics to Let Political Differences Affect Student Assessment http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/breach-of-ethics-to-let-political-differences-affect-student-assessment/ 2016-04-26T13:04:55-04:00 If a student performed competently in class and comported herself appropriately, she should reasonably expect a letter fairly assessing her performance. Response to Guns on Campus Should Not Be to Sit Back and Watch http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/response-to-guns-on-campus-should-not-be-to-sit-back-and-watch/ 2016-04-26T12:25:04-04:00 When answering if campuses and state governments should bow to the sophistries of gun sellers, one needs to be scientific and detailed. 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 Colleges Should Acknowledge Role in Injustice Toward Native Americans http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/colleges-should-acknowledge-role-in-injustice-toward-native-americans/ 2016-04-25T12:31:05-04:00 It is good that universities are owning up to their historical connections to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but there is still more for them to come to terms with. Teaching in the Time of Google http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-in-the-Time-of-Google/236180 2016-04-24T19:00:00-04:00 When the world’s collective knowledge is at our fingertips, what becomes of education? By Michael Patrick Lynch Bring Back Military History http://chronicle.com/article/Bring-Back-Military-History/236179 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 Its exclusion from curricula is an abdication of colleges’ mission. By Aaron B. O’Connell American Ghetto http://chronicle.com/article/American-Ghetto/236181 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 A noted sociologist explores a loaded term. By Mario L. Small Teacher’s Pet http://chronicle.com/article/Teacher-s-Pet/236182 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 Potty training a cat tests John Dewey's theory of learning. By A.W. Strouse