The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ News Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:50:08 EDT <![CDATA[How Colleges Can Make Student Debt Feel ‘More Real’ to Borrowers Before They Graduate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229621/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Can-Make-Student/229621/ The Indiana University system saw a drop in borrowing after sending students letters estimating what their total debt and monthly payments would be. Now, a new state law will make other colleges do the same.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:58:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Speak of Facing Pressures and Alienation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229623/ http://chronicle.com/article/Low-Income-Students-at-Elite/229623/ Recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarships told an audience of college leaders about how the neediest students experience their campuses.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:55:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Making of a Higher-Ed Agitator]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229619/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Making-of-a-Higher-Ed/229619/ Michael Crow's prescription for colleges divides and inspires.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: Oregon’s Interim Chief Addresses Challenges for Next President]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229565/ http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Oregon-s-Interim/229565/ Scott Coltrane, interim president of the University of Oregon, talks about the university's new board, its state support, and its AAU membership.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Catch in Arizona State’s Low-Cost Freshman Year Online: No Aid]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229617/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Catch-in-Arizona-State-s/229617/ The university’s leaders acknowledge that federal rules prohibit the use of financial aid in the deal with edX. They also distance it from previous MOOCs.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:17:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Peer Review Works, Says New Research on Citations and Patents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229607/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peer-Review-Works-Says-New/229607/ The study, covering nearly three decades of projects backed by the National Institutes of Health, found that those with higher review scores earn more and better mentions.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:01:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Rare Look at What Makes Student Trustees Effective]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229611/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Rare-Look-at-What-Makes/229611/ Young people who hold such positions vary widely in terms of their influence. New research suggests how they can make the most of their board tenure.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:31:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Iowa Legislator Wants to Give Students the Chance to Fire Underwhelming Faculty]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229589/ http://chronicle.com/article/Iowa-Legislator-Wants-to-Give/229589/ A bill in the State Senate would require colleges to compile student evaluations of professors — and let students vote to dismiss one of those who score poorly.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:56:46 EDT
<![CDATA[8 Courses a Year for Every Professor? N.C. Lawmakers Ponder the Possibility]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229591/ http://chronicle.com/article/8-Courses-a-Year-for-Every/229591/ A bill in North Carolina that would dock the pay of any public-university professor who failed to reach a minimum teaching load has sparked faculty outrage statewide.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Australia Calls for Renewed Effort to Attract Foreign Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229561/ http://chronicle.com/article/Australia-Calls-for-Renewed/229561/ Expecting more competition from the United States, the government issued a report to draw attention to the importance of overseas students to universities and the economy.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:07:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229553/ http://chronicle.com/article/Looking-Beyond-the-Data-to/229553/ Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students change, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Carnegie Corporation Makes a $6-Million Statement of Faith in the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229549/ http://chronicle.com/article/Carnegie-Corporation-Makes-a/229549/ The philanthropic organization announces the first 32 recipients of its new fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:56:34 EDT
<![CDATA[An Author's Take on Campus Sexual Assault: 'Universities Seem So Quick to Protect Their Brand']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229551/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Authors-Take-on-Campus/229551/ Jon Krakauer says he was discouraged by what he learned about how colleges handle assault investigations.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Even With Unions, Adjuncts Are Rarely Protected From Last-Minute Job Losses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229547/ http://chronicle.com/article/Even-With-Unions-Adjuncts-Are/229547/ Just one in four contracts ensures the instructors even a small payment when a course assignment is canceled, an analysis found.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Montana, Back in the Sexual-Assault Spotlight, Ponders What’s Changed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229535/ http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Montana-Back-in-the/229535/ Jon Krakauer’s new book largely avoids criticizing the university. But did federal intervention make the campus safer?

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:57:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Potential-New-Leaders-of/229537/ Just as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:56:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as if Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229517/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Respond-to-Racist/229517/ New research on how presidents and other administrators react to displays of bias suggests their focus on the display leaves the bias firmly intact.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:36 EDT
<![CDATA[For Those Without One, College Degrees Are Seen as Important but Too Expensive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229533/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Those-Without-One-College/229533/ People lacking a higher education overwhelmingly agree it’s needed to get a good job, a study finds. But they don’t necessarily see it as essential to them individually.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:23 EDT
<![CDATA[In Search of Limits, a Climate Scientist Pushes Bounds]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229513/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Search-of-Limits-a-Climate/229513/ A new paper raises the question of how much the fear of being misinterpreted by skeptics is constraining researchers.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229491/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Gathering/229491/ Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones. 

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sponsors of Campus Entrepreneurship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229449/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sponsors-of-Campus/229449/ Foundations and other nonprofit groups have helped finance the growth of undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The ‘Maker Movement’ Goes to College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229473/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Maker-Movement-Goes/229473/ Institutions gamble on free-for-all tool shops as engines of entrepreneurship.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:04:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Selected New Books on Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229461/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/229461/ Subjects include the work-life balanace and providing support to veterans in higher education.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Week]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229475/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/229475/ What you need to know about the past seven days.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thoughts On: 'The Tyranny of the Meritocracy']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229483/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thoughts-On-The-Tyranny-of/229483/ If colleges reject the model that overvalues test scores, rankings, and individual competition, what should they replace it with?

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now Everyone's an Entrepreneur]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229447/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Everyones-an/229447/ Colleges are teaching undergraduates how to be self-starters. But what does that really mean?

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT