Top Reads of 2015-The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top Reads of 2015 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Top Reads of 2015

Over the past year, The Chronicle Review published 196 essays, book reviews, and news articles written by professors, administrators, grad students, journalists, and one personal assistant. Taken as a whole, the themes that inspired, unsettled, and provoked readers included the corporatization of the university; sexual politics and the impact of Title IX; tensions between academic freedom and civility; race on campus (including injustices suffered by black professors), and the push and pull of intellectual progress across the disciplines.

Controversy swirled around a work of urban ethnography. Academic outcasts sought to contribute new insights (and, perhaps, revive their reputations). Professors questioned the teaching-research binary and diagnosed a “plague of hypersensitivity.”

Here are 10 articles that strongly connected with readers in 2015. We think they’re worth another look.

—The Editors

Top Reads of 2015 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.

How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

What’s the good of having a freedom you’re afraid to use?

We are entering an age of willful ignorance.

Incivility is the only civilized response to barbarity.

The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.

The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.

Regardless of what you may think of Rachel Dolezal, racial transition is a valid experience. I have gone through it.

Biologically, intellectually, socially, women are the superior gender, and society will increasingly reflect that.

Intellectual virtues prepare students for their professional and personal lives.

Top Reads of 2015 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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