PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Faculty https://chronicle.com/section/Faculty/7/ 2016-04-30T22:26:00-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education George Mason’s Plans to Honor Scalia Spark Protests Over the University’s Direction https://chronicle.com/article/George-Mason-s-Plans-to/236299 2016-04-29T04:56:49-04:00 Critics of an agreement to rename the Virginia institution's law school after the late Supreme Court justice see the move as evidence that the university is being steered rightward by big donors like the Charles Koch Foundation. By Peter Schmidt How Colleges Are Turning Their Racist Pasts Into Teaching Opportunities https://chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Are-Turning-Their/236298 2016-04-29T04:55:15-04:00 In keeping John C. Calhoun’s name on a college, Yale University says it welcomes the chance to teach American history. Here’s how that has worked out on three other campuses. By Corinne Ruff After 3 Years, U. of Colorado Deems Its Conservative-Scholars Program a Success https://chronicle.com/article/After-3-Years-U-of-Colorado/236277 2016-04-28T00:55:00-04:00 But the Boulder campus’s invitation of visiting professors of conservative thought may not work elsewhere. By Courtney Kueppers Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture https://chronicle.com/article/Dissecting-One-Extremely/236271 2016-04-27T15:00:00-04:00 Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format. By Goldie Blumenstyk and Jeffrey R. Young What One Student Learned by Teaching His Peers https://chronicle.com/article/What-One-Student-Learned-by/236232 2016-04-25T04:55:00-04:00 Peer teaching is popular — and effective. A "learning assistant" in math at Florida International University says it even helped make him a better student. By Goldie Blumenstyk Being Melissa Click https://chronicle.com/article/Being-Melissa-Click/236226 2016-04-24T19:00:00-04:00 Is the former Missouri professor an out-of-control activist? A poster child for academic freedom? Or something else? By Robin Wilson How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching https://chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Help-Foreign-Grad/236218 2016-04-24T18:00:00-04:00 Language apps, cultural lessons, and theater skills are enlisted in getting international grad students more comfortable in front of the classroom. By Vimal Patel A Final Round of Advice for Final Exams https://chronicle.com/article/A-Final-Round-of-Advice-for/236202 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 Ready for final exams? Cram by revisiting some of our most-read advice on this all-important part of the year. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Zika Virus Complicates Crusade Against Research on Fetal Tissue https://chronicle.com/article/Zika-Virus-Complicates-/236205 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 Many, but not all, medical researchers say the material is vital for investigating how the virus affects infants’ brains while still in the womb. By Paul Basken The Pentagon Wants to Expand University Research Ties. Here’s What It’s Looking For. https://chronicle.com/article/The-Pentagon-Wants-to-Expand/236168 2016-04-20T04:55:00-04:00 Stephen P. Welby, the new assistant secretary for research and engineering, says the Defense Department wants to build more relationships "with smart folks who are thinking about the future," including campus scientists. By Paul Basken How to Build a Major in a Young Field https://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Build-a-Major-in-a/236118 2016-04-15T04:55:00-04:00 The University of Toledo’s new disability-studies program attracts undergradute interest. By Audrey Williams June Online Piracy of Academic Materials Extends to Scholarly Books https://chronicle.com/article/Online-Piracy-of-Academic/236078 2016-04-12T04:55:00-04:00 A website called Library Genesis, apparently a sister site to the notorious Sci-Hub, has ripped off thousands of university-press titles. By Goldie Blumenstyk Streamlining the Path to Program Completion https://chronicle.com/article/Streamlining-the-Path-to/236053 2016-04-11T04:57:24-04:00 Community colleges are exploring structured approaches that more efficiently guide students through the course-selection process. No, it's not about killing the liberal arts. By Katherine Mangan Faculty Salaries Show Strong Recovery From Recession https://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Salaries-Show-Strong/236031 2016-04-11T04:55:00-04:00 An annual survey by the American Association of University Professors found positive signs in a gradually improving economy, while it lamented long-term trends in the academic work force. By Peter Schmidt 4-Part Plan Seeks to Fix Mathematics Education https://chronicle.com/article/4-Part-Plan-Seeks-to-Fix/236037 2016-04-10T18:35:45-04:00 The way colleges teach math has long been criticized as outdated. Now a new player is fostering fresh approaches. By Dan Berrett We May Know Less Than We Thought About What Helps or Hurts Students https://chronicle.com/article/We-May-Know-Less-Than-We/236052 2016-04-10T08:45:00-04:00 New studies argue that much research on educational outcomes fails to fully account for students’ predispositions or the risks of too much of a good thing. By Peter Schmidt The Researchers Who Sank a Bogus Canvassing Study Have Replicated Some of Its Findings https://chronicle.com/article/The-Researchers-Who-Sank-a/236024 2016-04-07T14:01:00-04:00 David Broockman and Joshua Kalla exposed major flaws in a celebrated piece of political-science research. Their new paper builds on that debunked project — but this time, they say, the data are real. By Steve Kolowich Tenure Rights and the Rise of Title IX: a Looming Culture Clash https://chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Rightsthe-Rise-of/236014 2016-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 The controversy over sexual-harassment cases at Berkeley highlights the larger battle over faculty protections and the call for a swift conclusion of complaints. By Robin Wilson When States Tie Money to Colleges’ Performance, Low-Income Students May Suffer https://chronicle.com/article/When-States-Tie-Money-to/235983 2016-04-06T04:55:00-04:00 Some observers have worried that states’ efforts to make colleges more efficient could box out less-advantaged students. New research suggests they may be right. By Beckie Supiano Northwestern U. Surgeon Is Cleared in Lawsuit Over Cardiac Device https://chronicle.com/article/Northwestern-U-Surgeon-Is/235960 2016-04-04T04:55:19-04:00 The jury sided with the surgeon, who argued that his use of the unapproved device in patients was allowed under federal rules. By Paul Basken