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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July 26, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Augustana College --Amanda Baugous, business administration--Jason Koontz, biology --Wendy Hilton-Morrow, communication studies--Jane Simonsen, history Hampden-Sydney College --John C. Coombs, history--Pamela P. Fox, fine arts--Jonathan W. Keohane, physics and astronomy--Hugh O. Thurman III, physics and astronomy University of Puget Sound
July 22, 2010
Many colleges have rules declaring that faculty meetings where job candidates are reviewed are supposed to be confidential. A Stanford University faculty handbook, for example, states: "The entire reappointment proceedings during which specific individuals are discussed are to be held in strict confidence by all participants....
July 22, 2010
Liberty University is starting an online master of science in sports management. University of Florida is starting an online master of arts in art education program. Vermilion Community College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate degree in outdoor recreation therapy.
July 20, 2010
NEW YORK -- Gatherings of fund raisers, alumni affairs leaders, and communications experts in higher education have for years, one panelist here said, engaged in “hand-wringing about social media.” Should they get involved? Do they need to take it seriously? What is its role?
July 19, 2010
NEW YORK -- What do you do, asked a fund raiser in the audience, when a prospective donor from Asia asks how much he has to give to get an honorary degree? From a scan of the room here at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, it appeared that some were horrified that the question was asked and others were unfazed. (Not coincidentally, the audience was a mix of those who already have ambitious fund raising goals abroad and those hoping to start them.)
July 19, 2010
If you want to study Buddhist or Methodist or Jewish thought at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, there are relevant courses in religious studies -- courses where the instructors have been selected by a department of scholars, through standard academic procedures. But if you want to study Roman Catholicism, your instructors have been through different vetting -- they will have been nominated by (and their salaries paid by) the St. John's Catholic Newman Center, a church organization independent of the university, set up to serve Catholic students at the university.
July 15, 2010
The headline on the press release sure sounds like this is a case to be outraged over: "Ill. prof. fired for teaching about Catholic beliefs in class on Catholicism," says the announcement from the Alliance Defense Fund. Many newspapers articles ran variations of that headline -- "University of Illinois Instructor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs," read one.
July 14, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Middlebury College--Elizabeth Morrison, religion--Jeremy Ward, biologyStetson University--David Hill, political science--Gregory Sapp, religious studies--Julia Schmitt, communication studies and theater arts--Nathan Wolek, digital artsWashington & Jefferson College.--Amanda Holland-Minkley, information technology leadership--Matt North, information technology leadership
July 13, 2010
It’s common for many at research universities to say that just because they value scholarly production doesn’t mean they don’t care about teaching. But a new study of political science departments at doctoral institutions -- published in the journal PS -- suggests that there may be a tradeoff.

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