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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September 15, 2009
Leading universities, frustrated by shrinking space in mainstream media for research coverage, decide to go right to the public with their news.
September 14, 2009
Survey finds most departments are experiencing cuts that have significant impact on education and research.
September 14, 2009
National Academy of Sciences journal will review article -- currently causing furor -- that was published under special system for members to recommend work. And that system is being eliminated.
September 14, 2009
When critics question the validity of the calculations U.S. News & World Report uses to rank colleges, one answer the editors of the magazine have given is to note that it publishes not only the total rank, but also data on how colleges perform in the various categories that go into the rankings. So a prospective student who cares more about faculty resources or competitiveness or any other factor can see how colleges do there, and judge accordingly.
September 10, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Valparaiso University --Penelope Andrews, law--Alan Bloom, history--Gretchen Buggeln, humanities and American studies--Elizabeth Gingerich, business--Michael Glass, mathematics and computer science--Gail Hartzell, law--Musa Pinar, business--Andrew Richter, physics and astronomy--Jonathan Schoer, chemistry--Lissa Yogan, sociology and criminology Western Connecticut State University
September 9, 2009
New book finds large gaps in graduation rates at flagship universities, raising questions about how rates are measured, standardized tests, "mismatch" critique of affirmative action, community colleges, and more.
September 9, 2009
At political science meeting, professors share ideas about making their classrooms more engaging, and the tradeoffs involved.
September 8, 2009
Political scientists consider changes in criteria for hiring. Should ability to win grants count? Should more grad students be discouraged from staying in programs? Should search chairs get involved with job rumor Web sites?

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