State and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education - Mon, 2014-04-21 02:55

A report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers contains a glimmer of good news for public colleges, as well as a reminder of how much has changed since 2008.

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.

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Colleges Back Away From Using Tests to Assess Student Learning

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

Measures of accountability are taking other forms, while standardized tests are put to internal uses.

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Scholar and TV Host, Joins Her Alma Mater

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

When the MSNBC talk-show host returns to Wake Forest University, she will bring along her center to study gender, race, and politics.

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The Human Variable in Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

A professor took a scientific interest in teaching and, in his work with one student in particular, found humanity in the profession.

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Tobacco-Divestment Plan Raises Questions Over Morals and Money

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01
The University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees will soon vote on an issue that several of its peers decided 20 years ago.
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In Health Care, Lessons for Obama on Rating Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

Academic researchers who have studied the federal government’s comparisons of medical facilities say the administration should be mindful of pitfalls.

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New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

It provides rare salary data on some positions, like research and lab assistants, that exist only on college campuses.

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St. John’s U. Selects New President; U. of Nebraska Appoints Dean of Dentistry

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

Conrado M. Gempesaw, Miami University’s provost, will lead St. John’s, in New York. Read about that and other job-related news,

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Pitzer College Charts a Different Course on Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

The college's trustees said its $124-million endowment would be ­
99 percent free of fossil-fuel investments by the end of this year.

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Past Attorney General to Lead Law School

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:01

Alberto R. Gonzales, whose service in the Bush administration was dogged by controversy, will lead Belmont University’s College of Law.

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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.

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Multimedia Assignments: 
Not Just for Film Majors Anymore

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Your students are already connoisseurs of digital image and sound. Why shouldn’t their scholarly work reflect that?

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For Professors, Online Presence Brings Promise (and Peril)

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Some say scholarship online should count toward tenure. Others have had threats because of their posts.

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In Defense of Getting Personal on Twitter

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Pretending that we don’t have enthusiasms and obsessions outside of our research areas is disingenuous at best.

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An Online Program Shapes Doctors' Minds—and Hearts

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

A fellowship in integrative medicine helps build community among young physicians.

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Microflipping: a Modest Twist on the 'Flipped' Classroom

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

You don’t have to change everything to experiment with a new way of teaching.

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How to Overcome What Scares Us About Our Online Identities

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Academics have some specific worries about what it means to put themselves "out there" on the Internet.

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What Enhanced E-Books Can Do for Scholarly Authors

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

New tools can help disseminate work in art history, archaeology, and many other fields that have presented high hurdles for print publishing.

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'I Didn't Set Out to Create an Identity'

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00

Three professors discuss how they use social media.

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