PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration https://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-05-02T01:57:42-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Video: A Call to Replace Adjuncts With Tenure-Track Faculty Members https://chronicle.com/article/Video-A-Call-to-Replace/236224 2016-05-01T19:55:00-04:00 Michael H. Schill, president of the University of Oregon, also talks about his plans to focus marketing efforts more on academics and less on athletics. By Jack Stripling Should Everyone Go to College? https://chronicle.com/article/Should-Everyone-Go-to-College-/236316 2016-05-01T18:30:00-04:00 For poor kids, "college for all" isn’t the mantra it was meant to be. The national push may be doing more harm than good. By Scott Carlson The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days https://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/236310 2016-05-01T07:00:00-04:00 "Serious and troubling questions" land the University of California at Davis chancellor on administrative leave; a third of financial aid at top public institutions goes to students who don't need it; and more news from this week. By Lawrence Biemiller In Fight Over UC-Davis Chancellor’s Future, Where Does the Faculty Stand? https://chronicle.com/article/In-Fight-Over-UC-Davis/236297 2016-04-29T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Students Vent Frustrations as Yale Leaves a Slavery Champion’s Name Intact https://chronicle.com/article/Students-Vent-Frustrations-as/236300 2016-04-29T04:55:00-04:00 The decision to retain the name of Calhoun College has touched off a passionate reaction at a university that has faced months of racial unrest. By Sarah Brown How Young Republicans on One Campus Are Adapting to a Fractured Party https://chronicle.com/article/How-Young-Republicans-on-One/236258 2016-04-27T04:56:23-04:00 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. By Courtney Kueppers State Higher-Education Spending Is Up, but Not Above Pre-Recession Level https://chronicle.com/article/State-Higher-Education/236259 2016-04-27T04:55:03-04:00 Some good news: Last year saw the largest number of states to increase per-student spending in the past quarter century. By Eric Kelderman 2 Hot Themes From a Fast-Growing Innovation Summit https://chronicle.com/article/2-Hot-Themes-From-a/236248 2016-04-26T04:57:00-04:00 Mentorship tools and college-to-career services dominated the buzz at a gathering of ed-tech companies, investors, and educators. By Goldie Blumenstyk What Hourly Higher-Ed Employees Made in 2015-16 https://chronicle.com/article/What-Hourly-Higher-Ed/236228 2016-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Skilled craft workers, including electricians and plumbers, were among the best-compensated hourly employees of colleges and universities, according to a survey released on Monday. U. of Texas Deals With a Law It Didn’t Want https://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Deals-With-a-Law/236169 2016-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Gregory L. Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin, doesn’t believe guns belong on campuses. But a new state law disagrees with him. In an interview, he explains how he set rules to carry out the law. By Eric Kelderman The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days https://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/236219 2016-04-24T18:00:00-04:00 Questions for philosophers on slavery — and bathrooms. Plus Hamlet, bounded in a nutshell. By Lawrence Biemiller What Lawmakers in One State Talk About When They Talk About Diversity https://chronicle.com/article/What-Lawmakers-in-One-State/236206 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 After grilling university officials over diversity offices, diversity spending, and diversity goals, Republican legislators in Tennessee have now sent a bill to the governor’s desk with sharp restrictions. By Sarah Brown How Choosing a Cabinet Helped Put One College President in Peril https://chronicle.com/article/How-Choosing-a-Cabinet-Helped/236207 2016-04-22T04:53:30-04:00 Faculty leaders at Hope College say President John C. Knapp’s decision to ask his provost to resign caused friction with the Board of Trustees. Such disputes over personnel decisions often signal broader tensions. By Rio Fernandes Inside How Missouri’s Leadership Scrambled to Quell a Campus Crisis https://chronicle.com/article/Inside-How-Missouri-s/236208 2016-04-22T04:50:26-04:00 As protests over race grew at the University of Missouri in November, internal emails show a shaken administration trying to appease demonstrators, calm student fears, and assess a barrage of violent threats. By Jack Stripling An Accused Student’s Lawsuit Takes Aim at Education Dept.’s Title IX Guidance https://chronicle.com/article/An-Accused-Student-s-Lawsuit/236190 2016-04-21T04:59:56-04:00 A male athlete who was found responsible for sexual misconduct asserts that his university mistreated him because of pressure from the government. Some experts doubt, however, that federal guidance is compelling colleges to side with accusers. By Katherine Mangan One University’s Response to Students’ Demands on Race: Radical Transparency https://chronicle.com/article/One-University-s-Response-to/236187 2016-04-21T04:56:00-04:00 Last fall activists at Emory University listed 13 steps they felt were needed to improve the campus's racial climate. Officials formed working groups to tackle each one. Here’s how the process is playing out. By Corinne Ruff UC-Davis Chancellor Says She’s Not Going Anywhere https://chronicle.com/article/UC-Davis-Chancellor-Says/236189 2016-04-21T04:55:00-04:00 Calls for her resignation over a revived controversy are missing the big picture, Linda P.B. Katehi tells The Chronicle. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz UC-Davis Was Ridiculed for Trying to Sway Search Results. Many Other Colleges Do the Same. https://chronicle.com/article/UC-Davis-Was-Ridiculed-for/236188 2016-04-21T04:55:00-04:00 The university’s leaders have come under fire for revelations that they hired consultants to bury online references to its infamous pepper-spray incident. The controversy is a case study in the hazards of such tactics. By Peter Schmidt Facing Pressure on Many Fronts, an Accreditor Promises Reform https://chronicle.com/article/Facing-Pressure-on-Many/236171 2016-04-20T04:56:02-04:00 The head of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools resigned this week amid mounting scrutiny of his group’s actions. His successor is outlining steps to restore the public’s confidence. By Eric Kelderman Video: When 16-Year-Olds Go to College https://chronicle.com/article/Video-When-16-Year-Olds-Go-to/236071 2016-04-20T04:55:00-04:00 Ian Bickford, the provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock, describes what it's like to run a college whose students never finished high school. By Ruth Hammond