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Great Colleges to Work For 2016

This special report examines several workplace issues where strong communication is key, including anxiety over "campus carry" laws that allow students in some states to bring guns to class and a growing faculty effort to seek new ways of demonstrating the value of scholarly work. Read more.

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Administration

Law Enforcement and Academe

A series of deadly police shootings of black men has plunged law-enforcement agencies around the country into controversy. This collection of Chronicle articles offers insights on campus and local police departments and the scrutiny they face.

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The Chronicle Review

The Trump Issue

How did Donald Trump’s candidacy happen? What ideas has he upended? How is academe responding? What does his candidacy mean for the future of democracy? We asked scholars from a variety of disciplines to weigh in.

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Special Reports

Diversity in Academe: Who Sets a College's Diversity Agenda?

True diversity remains a struggle for many colleges. This special report looks at who actually sets a college’s diversity agenda, and what makes that agenda flourish or flop. These questions have taken on a special urgency as race-related protests have erupted on many campuses and as the nation’s population grows more diverse. 

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Technology

The Digital Campus: Tech Innovators 2016

Meet this year's tech innovators — nine men, women, and projects using education technology boldly and broadly.

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Special Reports

The Trends Report: 10 Key Shifts in Higher Education

The Chronicle’s second annual Trends Report is your guide to the shifting landscape of higher education. Learn how to navigate the challenges faced by college leaders across the country.

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On Leadership

The Chronicle’s On Leadership video series explores various aspects of campus leadership with top executives and other movers and shakers across academe. Hosted by Chronicle editors and reporters, the series explores trending and relevant topics in higher education. Visit our complete collection of interviews.

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Administration

Chronicle Films

Short films documenting voices from across academe are front and center in this original series of award-winning, independently produced videos. 

 

 

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Advice

Small Changes in Teaching

In this series, James M. Lang argues that simple changes in our pedagogy — in things like course design, classroom practices, and communication with students — can have a powerful impact on student learning. 



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50 Years of Page Ones

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on events in higher education and the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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Research

Research and the Real World

University scientists have shown that they’re good at turning research into products. But are those scientists, and their funders, making the same effort to turn their work into solutions for society's problems? Read the answers in this special Chronicle report.

 

 

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Mapping the New Education Landscape

The Chronicle's Re:Learning project provides stories and analysis about this change moment for learning and offers a forum where professors, administrators, and ed-tech leaders can debate the future of higher education.

 

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Advice

Academic Job Hunts From Hell

In a continuing series, David D. Perlmutter explores the less-than-pleasant aspects of the faculty job hunt for candidates.

 

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Advice

Scholars Talk Writing

In this continuing series, Rachel Toor interviews scholars about their writing process and influences. Recent columns have featured interviews with Anthony Grafton, Sam Wineburg, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Camille Paglia.

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Advice

Careers in Academe

This special supplement features advice and opinion columns written by academics and former academics about a wide range of career issues facing tenured and tenure-track professors, adjuncts, graduate students, administrators, and Ph.D.s seeking nonacademic careers.

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News

In Context: Race on Campus

A collection of news and commentary from The Chronicle can provide a starting point for discussion of what might be done to improve the climate and conditions on your own campus. 

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Special Reports

Diversity in Academe: Transgender on Campus

View the rest of our coverage of the voices of transgender students and academics as they gain visibility on campuses and elsewhere.

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News

The Killings at Umpqua

Read our coverage of the shootings at Umpqua Community College

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Students

In Context: Today's Anguished Students -- and How to Help Them

Explore the forces behind the growing wave of students with mental-health struggles, and what innovative campuses are doing about it. 

 

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Special Reports

Next: The Credentials Craze

A special report on badges, certificates, and microdegrees—and how colleges aren't the only gatekeepers any longer.

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News

Penn State Scandal

This selection of articles from The Chronicle's archives looks back on the Penn State's scandal and its fallout.



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Administration

In Context: How Small Colleges Are Finding Ways to Survive

How are leaders and other top administrators at small institutions preparing for an uncertain future? Which choices are helping them survive economic hardships? How can they best appeal to students for whom finding a job after graduation is the top priority? Here are some case studies, tips, and ideas we’ve collected from news articles and first-person accounts by small-college presidents published in recent years. 

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Special Reports

Diversity in Academe: First-Generation Students

This special report focuses on the challenges facing first-generation students, whose numbers are growing as demographics shift.

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Special Reports

The Almanac of Higher Education 2015-16

See the latest figures on salaries, enrollment, endowments, and graduation rates, along with new data on scholarly productivity, Pell Grant recipients, and outcomes for students at two-year colleges.

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Publishing

In Context: How Can You Fix Your Writing?

Download a booklet that’s designed to be shared. In it, Pinker diagnoses what ails academic writing, and then four experts offer advice on potential cures.