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Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Washington Cancels In-Person Classes, Becoming First Major U.S. Institution to Do So Amid Coronavirus Fears

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 09:47
In a Friday message, the university said it planned to restart in-person instruction on March 30. Seattle has seen the most reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States so far.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Grad Students and UC-Santa Cruz Chancellor Say Strike Will Have Lasting Impact on Higher Ed. They Disagree on What That Will Be.

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:35
The chancellor says it’s about protecting undergraduate education, but strikers argue it’s about who has access in the first place.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Face of Face-Touching Research Says, ‘It’s Quite Frightening’

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:39
Mary-Louise McLaws is a professor at the University of New South Wales who studies how infectious diseases spread.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions: Sewanee Names New President; Provost Selected at Seattle Pacific U.

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 08:50
Reuben Brigety II, a dean at George Washington University, has been named the next leader of Sewanee: University of the South.

Chronicle of Higher Education: To Keep the Focus on Learning, These Professors Asked Students to Grade Themselves

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 02:00
Two instructors at St. Olaf College helped students evaluate their own work in a January-term course on democracy and the arts.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Enrollment Headaches From Coronavirus Are Many. They Won’t Be Relieved Soon.

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 22:01
For American colleges at the height of the admissions season, the spreading illness is forcing them to work on parallel tracks. On one, it’s business as usual.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Coronavirus Hits Campus

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 22:00
As colleges and universities have struggled to devise policies to respond to the quickly evolving situation, here are links to The Chronicle’s key coverage of how this worldwide health crisis affect

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Why This ‘Diversity Librarian’ Wants to Make Her Job Obsolete

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:46
Libraries must undergo fundamental changes to be accessible to all students, advocates say.

Chronicle of Higher Education: CDC Warns Colleges to ‘Consider’ Canceling Study-Abroad Trips

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:16
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a vaguely worded directive on covid-19 and other news of global higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education: One University’s Leadership Crisis Started in Admissions. An Investigation Found Alleged Bribery and Thousands of Dollars Stashed Under a Calendar.

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:56
An internal report obtained by The Chronicle found that a law-school administrator at Texas Southern University may have accepted bribes in exchange for students’ admission.

Chronicle of Higher Education: One University's Leadership Crisis Started in Admissions. An Investigation Found Alleged Bribery and Thousands of Dollars Stashed Under a Calendar.

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:56
An internal report newly obtained by The Chronicle found that a law-school administrator may have accepted bribes in exchange for students’ admission.

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Stave Off That ‘Consultant Fatigue’

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 06:00
Readers share some ideas for making the most of consultants — one of several challenges Fort Lewis College faces as it tries to reverse the effects of falling enrollments.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Coronavirus Threatens to Upend Higher Ed. Here Are the Latest Developments.

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 15:55
In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, colleges are canceling study-abroad programs, academic associations are postponing conferences, and administrators are planning for long-term disruption.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Who Holds America’s $1.5-Trillion Student-Loan Debt?

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:03
Over the past decade, student-loan debt has ballooned to an unprecedented size. What does the data say about who holds America’s $1.5-trillion student-loan debt?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Students Often Glorify Stress. Here’s How One College Is Helping Them Ease It.

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:00
Rather than talking about who is more overwhelmed, students are trying new resources to figure out — and share — what wellness means to them.

Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘The Most Important Form of Public Outreach That We Can Do in Higher Ed Is Teaching’

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:52
A new book challenges professors to see their students — and colleges to see teaching — with new eyes.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Unraveling the Complexity of America’s Student-Loan Debt

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:14
College debt in the U.S. doubled to $1.5 trillion in the decade following the Great Recession. Whether that’s a problem depends on your perspective.

Chronicle of Higher Education: At This Texas Campus, Sexual Harassers Can Now Expect to Be Fired

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 17:30
The University of Texas at Austin introduced a policy that makes termination the “presumptive punishment” for faculty and staff who engage in sexual misconduct and violence.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Do Graduate Assistants Earn a Living Wage? Not in These Cities.

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:47
In universities in some parts of the country, the median wage for graduate assistants is well below the recommended living wage.

Chronicle of Higher Education: After Announcing Firing of Grad Assistants, UC-Santa Cruz Is in Turmoil

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:31
With other graduate students vowing solidarity, the university’s hard line may lead to an instructor shortage for the spring term.

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