The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:11:59 EDT <![CDATA[White House Plans to Roll Out Campaign Against Sexual Violence on Campuses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148915/ http://chronicle.com/article/White-House-Plans-to-Roll-Out/148915/ The multipronged effort, joined by student leaders, sports groups, and private companies, aims to guide college policies, support victims, and enlist men to step in.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholar Behind U. of Illinois Boycotts Is a Longtime Activist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148907/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholar-Behind-U-of-Illinois/148907/ CUNY’s Corey Robin has provided a constant stream of online analysis, muckraking, and megaphone-ready incitement.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Many Campus Alerts? Officials Worry That Students Tune Them Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Too-Many-Campus-Alerts-/148897/ After rapidly proliferating following the Virginia Tech shootings, in 2007, university-issued emergency alerts now draw complaints—and indifference.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Where the Ivies Matter, Where They Don’t]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148811/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-the-Ivies-Matter-Where/148811/ The attention the eight universities grab seems more than a little disproportionate to their overall role in higher education. The Chronicle looks at some key statistics.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholars Take Aim at Student Evaluations’ ‘Air of Objectivity’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148859/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Take-Aim-at-Student/148859/ The evaluations persist, a new paper argues, because they are easy to produce and offer the comfort of a number, but they make no sense statistically.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:56:35 EDT
<![CDATA[So Your College Offers Students an ‘Employment Guarantee’?*]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148855/ http://chronicle.com/article/So-Your-College-Offers/148855/ * They might want to read the fine print before getting too excited.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Things That Surprised a Chronicle Reporter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148857/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Things-That-Surprised-a/148857/ She has been covering colleges for 25 years, but some of what she learned when Oxford University Press asked her to write a book about the higher-ed crisis shocks her still.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[NIH Is Absolved of Interference in Review of Study Involving Premature Infants]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148861/ http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Is-Absolved-of/148861/ Government auditors looked at the agency’s role in discouraging an oversight office’s threat of action against researchers involved in the study.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Uncluttering-the-Pathway-to/148849/ A new report identifies high-impact strategies for community colleges to get more students to the finish line.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In China, Online Scam Sells American University Email Accounts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148851/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-China-Online-Scam-Sells/148851/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:10:00 EDT <![CDATA[UC-Davis Chancellor Is Criticized for Circulating Jewish Group’s Guidance on Israel Protests]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148841/ http://chronicle.com/article/UC-Davis-Chancellor-Is/148841/ A campus spokeswoman says the email was forwarded as a matter of routine. But a group criticized in the guidance sees it as an effort to chill free speech.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:56:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Passion to Highlight Which Colleges Do Well by Low-Income Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148827/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Passion-to-Highlight-Which/148827/ In his second report on improving access for needy students, Stephen Burd describes how some colleges are not doing their share—and why we should care about it.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:55:39 EDT
<![CDATA[What a Consumer Watchdog's Suit Against Corinthian Could Mean for Other Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148839/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Consumer-Watchdogs/148839/ The lawsuit speaks volumes about how the government could assert its authority.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Watchdog’s Lawsuit Accuses Corinthian Colleges of Predatory Lending]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Watchdog-s-Lawsuit/148825/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also says the troubled for-profit educator used illegal debt-collection tactics and concocted misleading job-placement data.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[New Report’s Recipe for Economic Success: Nurturing University-Business Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148823/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Report-s-Recipe-for/148823/ American attitudes toward such partnerships must warm, a panel says, if U.S. research is to keep pace with global competitors.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Private Lender Enters Nascent Federal Student-Loan-Refinancing Market]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148821/ http://chronicle.com/article/Private-Lender-Enters-Nascent/148821/ Citizens Financial Group’s decision will let creditworthy borrowers with high-interest loans refinance at today’s low interest rates.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New 11-University Alliance Plans Efforts to Help Graduate More Needy Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148819/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-11-University-Alliance/148819/ The goal of the project is to improve both graduation and retention rates, and to spread ideas about what works on a big-enough scale to make a difference.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:55:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Volume 61, Issue 3: September 19, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148809/ http://chronicle.com/article/Volume-61-Issue-3-September/148809/ Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:36:00 EDT <![CDATA[Education Dept. Clears Rutgers U. in Anti-Semitism Case]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148805/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Clears-Rutgers/148805/ More than three years after the Zionist Organization of America filed complaints, the department found that the university had responded adequately to reports of harassment and discrimination.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:21 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148807/ http://chronicle.com/article/4-Key-Questions-Experts-Are/148807/ Will the right data be used? Is the plan proceeding too quickly? At a hearing, administrators and researchers express concerns.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[In Academe, the Future Is Part Time]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148489/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Academe-the-Future-Is-Part/148489/ Reporters at The Chronicle share the trends they see as the growth of the adjunct work force transforms the professoriate.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Tech's Next Wave Rolls Into View]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148721/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ed-Techs-Next-Wave-Rolls-Into/148721/ The coming generation of companies will do the important work of remaking higher education in a more personal, meaningful way.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148723/ http://chronicle.com/article/Are-We-Ready-for-Robots-to/148723/ An experiment with automated scoring of essays in a MOOC yields surprising results and suggestions for how to improve the process.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Companies Promise 'Personalized Education']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148725/ http://chronicle.com/article/Companies-Promise/148725/ Though the meaning of the term is still fuzzy, some new products hold promise for helping more students succeed.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Advising Gets Personal With New Coaching Services]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148729/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advising-Gets-Personal-With/148729/ Companies that provide academic coaches say such customized support can improve retention.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:18 EDT
<![CDATA[In Quest for Success, Colleges Ask: What’s Working?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148737/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Quest-for-Success-Colleges/148737/ It’s not enough to start programs to help students meet their goals. Administrators need data.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:18 EDT