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Chronicle of Higher Education: Maine Moves Ahead on Plan for Systemwide Accreditation

Lun, 01/27/2020 - 18:34
Unifying the accreditation for seven campuses is seen as a response to years of dwindling enrollment, and a way to save — or even build — academic programs.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Can ‘White Resentment’ Help Explain Higher-Education Cuts?

Lun, 01/27/2020 - 16:59
A new study is part of an emerging trend to explore how racism may affect state higher-education policy.

Chronicle of Higher Education: When Microsoft Eats Your Documents

Lun, 01/27/2020 - 15:35
Archivists and authors say software glitches and autosave failures are gobbling up their work. But are the scholars taking adequate precautions?

Chronicle of Higher Education: What It’s Like to Study Immigration in the Trump Era

Dom, 01/26/2020 - 16:30
Roberto Gonzales studies the lives of undocumented young people. The policies of the current administration have led to tension and challenges.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Unequal Spaces: How College Is Portrayed in Film

Dom, 01/26/2020 - 14:45
Public conceptions of the purpose of college have been shaped for the worse by the university-cinema–industrial complex, says the author of a new book.

Chronicle of Higher Education: For South Carolina’s Board, a Tough-Love Workshop Feels Like an Intervention

Vie, 01/24/2020 - 16:53
In the wake of a presidential search beset with political meddling, a consultant tells trustees they “swung and missed in a very high-profile way.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: How 5 Experts Say Colleges Can Create a ‘Holistic’ Student Experience

Vie, 01/24/2020 - 15:12
Even small shifts can make a difference. Here are five suggestions for supporting students’ success academically and personally, in college and beyond.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What a ‘Holistic’ Approach Actually Means

Vie, 01/24/2020 - 15:10
The goal of integrating learning and personal growth has taken on new urgency. The Chronicle recently hosted a roundtable discussion on what it takes to help students thrive.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of South Carolina’s ‘Fundamentally Misguided’ Trustees Let Politics Intrude on Jobs, Consultants Say

Vie, 01/24/2020 - 08:00
After a presidential search that smacked of partisanship, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges blasts the board for its lack of independence.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Soros Urges World Leaders to Back His $1-Billion Global Education Network

Jue, 01/23/2020 - 17:03
The philanthropist cited climate change, authoritarianism, and displaced people as among the growing problems the project aims to address.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Look Who’s Talking About Canceling Debt

Jue, 01/23/2020 - 16:00
Powerful forces were at work: the rising cost of college, the explosion and spread of student debt to the middle class. But don’t discount the role of grass-roots activists.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Cheat on Your Homework? In This Harvard Class, Just Say You’re Sorry

Jue, 01/23/2020 - 13:56
One professor’s policy has provided a window into why students cheat. Others are adopting it, too.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Happens When You Give Students Control of the Syllabus?

Jue, 01/23/2020 - 09:00
These professors wanted to get students more engaged in class. So they asked them to help decide what they were going to learn.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Free College, Student-Debt Forgiveness, and Pell Grant Expansion Dominate Higher-Ed Issues for Top Democratic Candidates

Mié, 01/22/2020 - 16:05
The Chronicle broke down the legislative agendas of the Democratic presidential candidates featured in the last debate to see where they stood on the most popular higher-ed policy issues.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Rutgers U. Selects New President; New Provost at Washington U. in St. Louis

Mié, 01/22/2020 - 15:45
The next president of Rutgers comes from Northwestern University, where he has been provost since 2017.

Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Michigan Provost Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Mié, 01/22/2020 - 14:59
Martin Philbert, who was appointed in 2017, has been placed on administrative leave as the university investigates allegations against him.

Chronicle of Higher Education: By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right?

Mié, 01/22/2020 - 02:01
The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Purdue Global Has Had a Rocky Start. Is It Growing Pains or a Sign of Trouble?

Mar, 01/21/2020 - 16:35
A $43-million loss last year was due in part to marketing costs. And the institution expects to turn a profit this year.

Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,’ Says an Administrator

Mar, 01/21/2020 - 12:19
After Jeff McClurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching.

Chronicle of Higher Education: 'Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,' Says an Administrator

Mar, 01/21/2020 - 12:19
After Jeff McKlurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching.

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