Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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April 11, 2011
After consulting with college presidents, key committee chair says he won't advance bill.
April 7, 2011
U.S. appeals court rejects idea -- adopted by several lower courts -- that a 2006 Supreme Court ruling limited the rights of public higher ed faculty.
April 7, 2011
Ask many a college president about assessment of student learning at his or her institution, and the first thing you hear is “Nessie,” as the acronym of the National Survey of Student Engagement is pronounced. The increasingly popular survey is offered to students at hundreds of colleges -- asking students questions about their in-class and out-of-class experiences, interactions with faculty and peers, and much more. The theory behind NSSE is that such measures of engagement are crucial to student success.
April 5, 2011
Female faculty members earn 6.9% less than male colleagues, even after accounting for most of the factors cited in the past to explain discrepancies.
April 5, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Anna Maria College --Carl Moxey, biology Denison University --Quentin Duroy, economics--Isis Nusair, international studies and women's studies--Margot Singer, English--Marc Wiskemann, cinema Misericordia University --Joseph Curran, religious studies--Thomas Hajkowski, history--Cynthia Glawe Mailloux, nursing Saint Joseph College (Connecticut)
April 4, 2011
"Summer melt" -- referring to those students who commit to enroll at a given college but then don't do so -- has been the subject of much discussion in recent years. Articles have focused on the challenges that colleges face when students put down multiple deposits (which they aren't supposed to do), throwing off projections of "yield," the percentage of accepted applicants who actually enroll.
April 4, 2011
Valdosta State University police charge a professor after he shut a student's computer during class.
April 1, 2011
Panel proposes major overhaul: adding social sciences, killing the writing section and opening the way for consideration of personal qualities.
April 1, 2011
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:

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