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Teaching

Can Data Make You a Better Teacher?

By Beth McMurtrie
 


Colleges are trying new ways to help faculty members use research and analytics to shape what they do in the classroom. PREMIUM


Special Reports

The Chronicle Productivity Guide to Teaching & Presenting

 


Faculty members face a perpetual trade-off in teaching between their responsibilities to their students and their need not to work 24/7. Effective pedagogy is essential, but so are strategies to make it manageable. This guide will help you make sure the time you invest in teaching pays off.


Faculty

U. of Idaho Publicly Accuses a Professor of ‘Meth Use’ and Access to Guns. Her Colleagues Want Answers.

By Emma Pettit
 


The university’s leaders have defended an emergency alert, but some faculty members don’t buy it. At best, they say, the administration bungled. At worst, it meant to stifle speech. PREMIUM


 



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Legal

When Kenneth Starr Gives the Keynote at a Higher Ed Conference

By Sarah Brown
 


The former judge, Clinton investigator, and Baylor president is certainly a major get. But some critics said his presence at a meeting focused on Title IX and sexual misconduct was problematic.


Fund Raising

As Bennett College Faces Loss of Accreditation, High Point U. Steps In With $1-Million Donation

By Zipporah Osei
 


The gift put Bennett close to its $5-million fund-raising goal, hours before a deadline to save its accreditation.


Admissions

Hampshire College to Admit Pared-Down Freshman Class Next Year

By Dan Berrett
 


The iconoclastic institution in Massachusetts will enroll about 70 students in the Class of ’23, a concession to the financial troubles facing small liberal-arts colleges.




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Advice

10 Tips to Help You ‘Win’ at Graduate School

By Rachel Toor
 


There is no easy way to earn a graduate degree, but there are plenty of ways to make it harder on yourself.


 



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