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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October 4, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Many high schools have policies under which, if a student is cited for a disciplinary infraction as a freshman or sophomore, and isn’t a repeat offender, that infraction is expunged from the student’s record at the end of the sophomore year. What that means is that for two students who commit the same infraction -- even a serious one -- there is no assurance that colleges that seek disciplinary records during the admissions process will know about it.
October 4, 2010
State Department says it does not want colleges to call off study abroad programs. Many institutions urge students to be vigilant.
October 1, 2010
Sylvie Baldwin is trying to apply the idea of being a "conscientious objector" to the world of admissions testing.
October 1, 2010
At national gathering of admissions leaders, enrollment managers try to redefine the way they are viewed, stressing their role in retention as much as recruitment.
September 29, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The advance briefing for reporters covering Tuesday's release of the National Research Council's ratings of doctoral programs may have made history as the first time a group doing rankings held a news conference at which it seemed to be largely trying to write them off.
September 28, 2010
Robert J. Sternberg, the new provost of Oklahoma State University, has just finished a five-year term as dean of arts and science at Tufts University, during which time he had the opportunity to test out his ideas about non-cognitive evaluation of applicants. Sternberg has long argued that standardized testing and high school grades -- while appropriate considerations in determining who gets into which colleges -- tell only part of the story.
September 27, 2010
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees typically approves faculty promotions and honors -- which have been vetted by various campus committees -- without discussion. No one can remember the last time the board, for instance, rejected emeritus status when proposed on behalf of a retiring faculty member.
September 27, 2010
Coalition of academic groups starts national survey in effort to gain data to promote better treatment of those off the tenure track.
September 27, 2010
Faculty of U. of Johannesburg will vote this week on whether to sever the institution's ties to Ben-Gurion U.

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