Leadership & Governance

In Fight Over UC-Davis Chancellor’s Future, Where Does the Faculty Stand?

Despite her mounting controversies, many faculty members say Linda P.B. Katehi should stay on as the campus leader, while others are using the opportunity to voice different concerns.



After 3 Years, U. of Colorado Deems Its Conservative-Scholars Program a Success  

But the Boulder campus’s invitation of visiting professors of conservative thought may not work elsewhere.


Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture  

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

The Ticker

Chicago State U. Lays Off One-Third of Staff

Emergency state funding approved last week did not avert layoffs at the institution, which let go more than 300 employees, but no faculty members — for now.

The Ticker

U.S. Publishes Details on Religious Colleges Seeking Title IX Waivers

The Education Department's move followed calls from activists who have accused the colleges of pursuing such exemptions in order to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgender students.

The Ticker

College Chief Apologizes After Controversy Over Student's Research Poster

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County's president affirmed its commitment to academic freedom after a poster showing the female reproductive anatomy was moved.



How Young Republicans on One Campus Are Adapting to a Fractured Party

From a more progressive band of conservatives to "Terps for Trump," the University of Maryland at College Park’s Republican groups mirror the national divide.


State Higher-Education Spending Is Up, but Not Above Pre-Recession Level

Some good news: Last year saw the largest number of states to increase per-student spending in the past quarter century.


Graduate Students

How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching  

Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom.


Community Colleges

What Community Colleges Are Doing to Counteract Declining Enrollments  

Two-year colleges have been steadily losing students, and that’s not just because of an improving economy. New research has found that four-year colleges are luring students away, too.



2 Hot Themes From a Fast-Growing Innovation Summit  

Mentorship tools and college-to-career services dominated the buzz at a gathering of ed-tech companies, investors, and educators.


Institute's Housing Plan Accommodates Preservation Concerns

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

Colleges that don’t confront academic dishonesty dilute the value of education and embolden future deception.



'Dear Forums ...': How Much Time Should I Spend on a Topic in Class?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to manage a colleague who's overstepping her bounds; my institute's terrible work-at-home policy.



Conference Challenges for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

How to make scholarly conferences more accessible.