Higher Education News

What It Looks Like When a University Tries to Revoke a Professor’s Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education - 5 hours 25 min ago
A hearing transcript sheds light on the case of a former medical-school professor at Wayne State University, who, according to administrators, was doing "nothing."
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Controversy at George Washington U. Highlights Challenges of Diving Deeply Into Online Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - 9 hours 59 min ago
Online programs are nothing new, but many traditional colleges are still struggling with how to develop and run them effectively.
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Russian-Linked Account That Targeted Professor Also Posted About Berkeley and DeVos

Chronicle of Higher Education - 11 hours 21 min ago
The Twitter account, which helped fuel outrage against George Ciccariello-Maher, a Drexel University professor, tweeted about higher education several other times.
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Walter Kimbrough’s Higher Calling

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Black colleges need someone to carry their banner. This pastor’s son is stepping up.
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Offering the Career Edge

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
A small network has grown more than tenfold in 20 years as private liberal-arts colleges have decided their responsibilities don’t end at graduation.
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From Liberal Arts to Making a Living

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
Critical-thinking skills and a broad education aren’t enough. Small colleges are making career services a priority too.
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What I'm Reading: ‘Playing by the Rules’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
A book that questions assumptions prompts an interim provost to examine some of the blindly-followed "rules" in academe.
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Starting a Career Center

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
The director of Wake Forest University’s Office of Career and Professional Development shares tips about what's helped his program become a model for other colleges.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/27/2017)

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:29pm
Morehouse College chose a Harvard Business School professor as its next leader, and Pratt Institute appointed its first female president.
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The Costly Obsession With B.A.s

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:27pm
A new book examines the ways in which colleges guide some students toward failure.
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:25pm
The latest topics include how to protect free speech on campus.
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John Zubizarreta Gets Students Excited About Literature

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The professor at Columbia College, in South Carolina, tells his students that “we’re here to build bridges in your brain.”
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Catherine Shoulders Shows How an Expert’s Opinion Unfolds

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
By recording on video her initial reaction to students’ assignments, this professor lets them see what an intellectual process looks like.
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Stan Yoshinobu Spreads the Word About Inquiry-Based Math

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The professor emphasizes that intellectual growth is based “on error recovery, not mistake avoidance.”
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Ariel Anbar Designs Online Science Labs With Video-Game Appeal

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The inspiration for his popular, interactive courses stems from his frustration with the traditional lecture format.
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Vicki Reitenauer Helps Students Find Their Voice — and Their Power

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
She requires students to identify their course goals for the semester, the grade they expect to earn, and their plan for achieving both.
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Amardeep Kahlon Tailors Courses to Students’ Learning Styles

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
She puts the focus on online material that allows students to progress at their own pace but doesn’t let them get ahead of themselves.
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Eric Saliim Puts Science Into Everyday Life

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
At North Carolina Central U., he uses cellphones and Snapchat to prove that research isn’t too complex for anyone.
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Alan Goldstein Makes Disability Less Abstract

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
His courses introduce engineering students to adults with disabilities, and together they make films about the adults’ lives.
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Justin McDaniel Opens a Door to Contemplative Life

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The religious-studies scholar at the U. of Pennsylvania oversees a course that requires students to live like monks.
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