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How One Professor Made Her Assignments More Relevant

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 21, 2019 - 7:54am
When students couldn’t see how an assignment built skills that would help them later, the instructor went further, providing specific examples.  
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Hampshire College Faculty Tries to Vote No Confidence in President and Board Leaders

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 7:49pm
Technical and procedural problems invalidated the vote at the last minute late Wednesday, although the financially troubled institution’s leader said she expected the vote to go against her.
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Spend. Build. Repeat. Unbridled Growth Is at the Heart of a Crisis at UCF.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 5:01pm
For a decade, the public university in Orlando has been synonymous with expansion. Now there’s evidence of ethical lapses along the way.
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Marc Short Is Leaving UVa. What Did the University Gain From This Controversial Hire?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 3:47pm
The former Trump official will rejoin the White House as Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. We asked the director of UVa’s Miller Center what Short did during his time at the university.
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Starter Kit: New to the Provost’s Role

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 11:09am
The job of the provost is changing. For those new to the role, or who aspire to the position, our latest Starter Kit examines how more than ever the job is about consensus building, innovation, and managing change. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store.
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Being an Effective Trustee

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 11:03am
In today’s higher-ed environment, bold and informed leadership by trustees is a must. To provide the critical insights that both new and veteran board members need, The Chronicle published Being an Effective Trustee. Buy a copy for your board in the Chronicle Store.
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A New Controversy Is Dogging DeVos’s Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 9:32am
Congressional Democrats are digging into whether the department’s leaders sought to get rid of an independent watchdog who had sparred with them over an investigation.
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‘We Have to Be at the Heart of It’: Students at 3 Richmond Colleges Confront the City’s Racist Past

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 20, 2019 - 7:53am
Students from Virginia Union, Virginia Commonwealth, and the University of Richmond share their views on attending college in the former capital of the Confederacy.
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‘Ousted’ From Academe, Steven Salaita Says He’s Driving a School Bus to Make Ends Meet

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2019 - 12:26pm
“There’s something profoundly liberating about leaving academe,” writes the former professor, “whereupon you are no longer obliged to … quantify self-worth for scurrilous committees.”
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Just 8 Months Into the Job, U. of Central Florida’s President Resigns

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Dale Whittaker is leaving after a short leadership stint filled with controversy over the misuse of state funds for the construction of a new campus building.
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Just 6 Months Into the Job, U. of Central Florida’s President Resigns

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Dale Whittaker is leaving after a short leadership stint filled with controversy over the misuse of state funds for the construction of a new campus building.
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How I Found My Passion Through CTE

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - February 19, 2019 - 11:24am

It was during my freshman year of high school when I first realized that STEM was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue. While I understood the importance of a strong foundation in STEM fundamentals, my real passion was business. My story starts my freshman year of high school in Pharr, a south Texas

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The Daily Briefing

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2019 - 2:00am
The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample.
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What Higher Ed Can Learn From the Newspaper Industry

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 19, 2019 - 1:30am
The parallels between the sectors are striking: Both prize knowledge and public service, both employ rank-and-file workers driven by a sense of mission. That makes the news media’s struggles a cautionary tale worth listening to.
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As Scholars Are Driven to Less Prestigious Journals, New Measures of Quality Emerge

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:36pm
One potential measure of reach is in online sharing: posts on Twitter, blog links, and other engagement metrics of various kinds.
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To Help Students, Colleges Are Dropping Remedial Courses. Will That Backfire?

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:36pm
As colleges enroll more underprepared students, they’re increasingly eliminating remedial courses. Critics say it’s unrealistic to expect nearly every student to succeed right off the bat — even with extra academic support.
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Strategies for College Leaders

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:35pm
Don’t be defensive. Talk about how your institution brings value. And more advice that college leaders recommend.
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‘It’s a New Assault on the University’

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
A skeptical public is increasingly willing to interfere in colleges’ internal affairs.
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The Hidden Power of the Invited Talk

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
A campus visit to discuss research can supercharge an academic career ­— and be a valuable perk.
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How Social Capital Affects College Choice

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
The college aspirations of many capable students sink because they don’t have the knowledge to navigate the guidance and application process, a new book says.
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