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Want More Students to Study Abroad? Get the Faculty Involved

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Baldwin Wallace University’s decision to expand its study-abroad offerings has led to some rare faculty-development opportunities, as professors develop close ties with counterparts in Zambia.
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Rice Eliminates the Red Tape to Encourage Research on Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Professors essentially apply to join a study that’s already in progress, avoiding the institutional-review-board process that is described as "onerous."
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How Purdue Professors Are Building More Active and Engaged Classrooms

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
A campuswide program to encourage new forms of teaching is helping reshape the undergraduate experience.
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How to Draw Faculty to Workshops? Make It Like a Game

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Awards like badges can get instructors more interested in teaching workshops, some campuses have found. But they don’t work everywhere.
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Faculty Members Can Build Relationships With Online Students. Here’s How.

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
When she was first asked to create an online curriculum, Dana Grossman Leeman said no way. Learning she could bring a personal touch to the virtual classroom made her a convert.
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Here’s What Today’s Students Want From College

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Institutions that use online survey data to group students into segments can personalize campus services and put themselves on stronger financial footing.
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Why Incentives for Innovation Don’t Work

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
What’s needed to produce real change is intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, motivation.
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Teaching With an Index Card: the Benefits of Free, Open-Source Tools

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
If colleges want to make good on their promises to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom, they should use methods that teach digital skills safely and ethically.
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We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
An experimental course exposes first-generation students to the unwritten rules and unspoken expectations of an elite university.
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How to Make Your Residence Halls Work Year-Round

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
If you’re planning a new building, consider design features that will help bring in income beyond the school year.
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Mergers Can Benefit All Involved — but They’re Never Easy

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
The finances, logistics, and diplomacy are daunting. But if leaders can swallow their pride and work toward compromise, consolidations sometimes make very good sense.
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What I'm Reading: ‘A Nation at Risk’

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:29pm
A 35-year-old report on the state of education reminds a professor of how much work remains to be done.
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How Campus Activism Changed the South

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:29pm
The battle to transform Southern higher education a half-century ago resonates today, says the author of a new book about the "Jim Crow campus."
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Selected New Books on Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
The latest titles include examinations of student-conduct practices and of alternative teacher-education programs.
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‘Degenerate and Murderous’: California Campus Republicans’ Platform Attacks College Culture

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 21, 2018 - 10:06am
The statewide group rips birth-control funding, tolerance of transgender people, and support for Muslim groups in a combative document that one scholar says veers right of even many conservative students.
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Harvard Officials, Accused of Racial Bias, Defend Their Admissions Policy

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 19, 2018 - 7:10pm
After the first week of a trial in which the university’s use of race in admissions decisions has been under attack, the strategies of each side are starting to come into focus.
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2 Former Officials at Fort Valley State U. Are Charged in Prostitution Investigation

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 19, 2018 - 4:28pm
Warrants were issued for the arrest of the Georgia university’s former chief legal counsel and a former executive assistant to the president.
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One College Used Football to Win Fame. But What Has It Lost?

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
On countless TV screens, Independence Community College stands for second chances. But to many people who live here, watching the show that made their town famous is like staring into a broken mirror.
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U. of Southern California Settles With Patients of Gynecologist Accused of Abuses for $215 Million

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 19, 2018 - 12:47pm
Each patient who shares details of the harm she suffered could receive up to $250,000, the university said on Friday.
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Harvard on Trial

Chronicle of Higher Education - October 18, 2018 - 10:00pm
A trial over the race-conscious admissions policy of Harvard University could have lasting implications for selective colleges. Here is detailed background on the case and coverage of the trial as it unfolded, in a federal court in Boston.
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