PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas https://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ 2016-04-30T01:21:16-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Institute's Housing Plan Accommodates Preservation Concerns https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/institutes-housing-plan-accommodates-preservation-concerns/ 2016-04-29T13:30:06-04:00 The Save Princeton Coalition's opposition to a faculty-housing project has led it to repeatedly misstate facts in order to paint the Institute for Advanced Study as irresponsible. Stop Students Who Cheat Before They Become Cheating Professors https://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Students-Who-Cheat-Before/236269 2016-04-27T12:30:00-04:00 Colleges that don’t confront academic dishonesty dilute the value of education and embolden future deception. By Brigitte Vittrup The Oaxaca Incident https://chronicle.com/article/The-Oaxaca-Incident/236257 2016-04-27T04:55:00-04:00 An American scholar. A Mexican village. The U.S. military. What could go wrong?   By Paul Voosen Breach of Ethics to Let Political Differences Affect Student Assessment https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/breach-of-ethics-to-let-political-differences-affect-student-assessment/ 2016-04-26T13:04:55-04:00 If a student performed competently in class and comported herself appropriately, she should reasonably expect a letter fairly assessing her performance. Response to Guns on Campus Should Not Be to Sit Back and Watch https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/response-to-guns-on-campus-should-not-be-to-sit-back-and-watch/ 2016-04-26T12:25:04-04:00 When answering if campuses and state governments should bow to the sophistries of gun sellers, one needs to be scientific and detailed. A Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching https://chronicle.com/article/A-Moment-of-Clarity-on-the/236241 2016-04-25T13:50:00-04:00 A recent report from MIT about online education argues that the right way to use technology is to help professors do what they already do, but better. By Phil Hill Colleges Should Acknowledge Role in Injustice Toward Native Americans https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/colleges-should-acknowledge-role-in-injustice-toward-native-americans/ 2016-04-25T12:31:05-04:00 It is good that universities are owning up to their historical connections to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but there is still more for them to come to terms with. Teaching in the Time of Google https://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-in-the-Time-of-Google/236180 2016-04-24T19:00:00-04:00 When the world’s collective knowledge is at our fingertips, what becomes of education? By Michael Patrick Lynch Bring Back Military History https://chronicle.com/article/Bring-Back-Military-History/236179 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 Its exclusion from curricula is an abdication of colleges’ mission. By Aaron B. O’Connell American Ghetto https://chronicle.com/article/American-Ghetto/236181 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 A noted sociologist explores a loaded term. By Mario L. Small Teacher’s Pet https://chronicle.com/article/Teacher-s-Pet/236182 2016-04-24T18:30:00-04:00 Potty training a cat tests John Dewey's theory of learning. By A.W. Strouse Weekly Book List, April 29, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-April-29/236230 2016-04-24T18:24:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub For More Economic Diversity, Fix Income Inequality https://chronicle.com/article/For-More-Economic-Diversity/236203 2016-04-24T18:00:00-04:00 The widening gap is making it more difficult for colleges to recruit students from disadvantaged families. By Catharine Hill Student's Political Beliefs Should Be Irrelevant https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/students-political-beliefs-should-be-irrelevant/ 2016-04-22T14:57:32-04:00 Author who pondered whether to write a pro-gun student a letter of recommendation should not let her biases guide her. The Lasting Importance of an "F" https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/the-lasting-importance-of-an-f/ 2016-04-22T14:20:39-04:00 A college graduate from the early 1960's still remembers the name of the professor who gave him a wake-up call. The Repression of Religious Studies https://chronicle.com/article/The-Repression-of-Religious/236166 2016-04-20T01:59:34-04:00 Scholars must find the courage to defend the field and preserve its independence. By Wendy Doniger Guns and Learning Don’t Mix https://chronicle.com/article/GunsLearning-Don-t-Mix/236155 2016-04-19T00:01:01-04:00 A college professor in Georgia, where concealed weapons are about to be allowed on campuses, sees them as a fatal distraction. By Elise Langan The Educational Power of Discomfort https://chronicle.com/article/The-Educational-Power-of/236136 2016-04-17T18:59:41-04:00 Our fragile students need to be exposed to difficult realities. By Irina Popescu Slogans Have Replaced Arguments https://chronicle.com/article/Slogans-Have-Replaced/236099 2016-04-17T18:30:45-04:00 Student protesters are anti-intellectual. But it’s not their fault. By John H. McWhorter When Higher Education Valued Discovery https://chronicle.com/article/When-Higher-Education-Valued/236098 2016-04-17T18:30:45-04:00 Would the brilliant career of the literary scholar Geoffrey Hartman be possible in today's utility-minded university? By Gregory Jones-Katz