PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion https://chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2016-07-01T05:51:06-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Amazon’s Quiet Dominance of Higher-Ed Learning Platforms https://chronicle.com/article/Amazon-s-Quiet-Dominance-of/236991 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 More and more colleges have moved their learning-management software to "the cloud." What they don’t realize is that it’s all on the same cloud. By Phil Hill The Gifts of Pat Summitt https://chronicle.com/article/The-Gifts-of-Pat-Summitt/236996 2016-06-30T18:15:00-04:00 She was not just No. 1 among women’s basketball coaches. Beyond statistics, she was one of a kind. By Donna A. Lopiano The New McCarthyism https://chronicle.com/article/The-New-McCarthyism/236956 2016-06-30T04:55:00-04:00 Why another academic witch hunt could take off. By Ellen Schrecker Will Colleges Now Have to Let Students Self-Identify as a Different Race? https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/will-colleges-now-have-to-let-students-self-identify-as-a-different-race/ 2016-06-29T17:22:49-04:00 If self-identification is allowed for gender, it seems that it must be allowed for other genetic characteristics. UC Campuses Do, in Fact, Provide Emergency-Preparedness Training https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/uc-campuses-do-in-fact-provide-emergency-preparedness-training/ 2016-06-29T15:57:34-04:00 The largest hurdle they face is getting students, staff, and faculty to show up for the training. You Probably Won't Get Tenure. Get Your Ph.D. Anyway. https://chronicle.com/article/You-Probably-Wont-Get-Tenure/236957 2016-06-29T10:21:00-04:00 The one broadly marketable skill a humanist might acquire in graduate school is the ability to teach. By Jacques Berlinerblau The Flaw at the Heart of Psychological Research https://chronicle.com/article/The-Flaw-at-the-Heart-of/236916 2016-06-26T18:31:00-04:00 The nature of the discipline makes statistics create headaches. By Christopher D. Green Weekly Book List, July 1, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-1-2016/236917 2016-06-26T18:30:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Ghost (Writer) in the Machine https://chronicle.com/article/The-Ghost-Writer-in-the/236919 2016-06-26T18:30:00-04:00 Who wrote the first novel on a word processor, and what is the future of writing technology? By Tom Bartlett Where Conservative Ideas Come From https://chronicle.com/article/Where-Conservative-Ideas-Come/236922 2016-06-26T18:30:00-04:00 Historians of the right face a reckoning in the time of Trump. By Timothy Shenk The Supreme Court Frees Colleges to Sensibly Pursue Diversity https://chronicle.com/article/The-Supreme-Court-Frees/236921 2016-06-24T14:42:00-04:00 The Fisher II decision signals, in a time of deep unrest, that race matters. By Lorelle L. Espinosa and Peter McDonough 5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision https://chronicle.com/article/5-Lessons-to-Take-From-the/236918 2016-06-24T13:00:00-04:00 The Supreme Court has struck a delicate balance between judicial review and the deference due to educational judgments informed by evidence. Colleges can learn from that. By Arthur L. Coleman No Surprise That Tech Companies Think Colleges Should Adapt https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/no-surprise-that-tech-companies-think-colleges-should-adapt/ 2016-06-23T16:22:53-04:00 College is still the best place to learn how to gain the intellectual strategies to moderate, mitigate, and find the meaning for oneself amid the coming wave of technology designed to make itself indispensable to the user.
 ‘Trump Syllabus’ Is as White as the Man Himself https://chronicle.com/article/Trump-Syllabus-Is-as/236899 2016-06-23T12:14:28-04:00 Some scholars argue that the reading list represents neither diversity nor a commitment to social justice. Chalk Dust on the Sleeve of Her Soul https://chronicle.com/article/Chalk-Dust-on-the-Sleeve-of/236888 2016-06-22T12:45:00-04:00 To her colleagues and students at Trinity College, Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher mattered deeply. The feeling was mutual. By James F. Jones Jr. No Cookie Cutting in My Classroom https://chronicle.com/article/No-Cookie-Cutting-in-My/236878 2016-06-21T14:30:00-04:00 If only we could measure and predict and control every possible variable in education — then what? By Rebecca Eggenschwiler Student Voices Need to Be Heard in Teacher Evaluations https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/student-voices-need-to-be-heard-in-teacher-evaluations/ 2016-06-20T14:05:25-04:00 Students are certainly qualified to report what they observe happening in class and rendering judgments about how much they perceive they learned in the course. The Trump Issue https://chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Trump-Issue/43 2016-06-20T00:00:00-04:00 How did Donald Trump’s candidacy happen? What ideas has he upended? How is academe responding? What does his candidacy mean for the future of democracy? We asked scholars from a variety of disciplines to weigh in.   Make America America Again https://chronicle.com/article/Make-America-America-Again/236816 2016-06-19T18:30:18-04:00 Trump’s campaign has become a referendum on what it means to be an American. By Nathan Pippenger Pox Populi https://chronicle.com/article/Pox-Populi/236817 2016-06-19T18:30:18-04:00 Forget democracy. What we need is epistocracy, where voting power is accorded by competence and knowledge. By Jason Brennan