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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August 6, 2009
When professors publish their memoirs, what do their stories say about themselves, the state of academe, and their disciplines? These are some of the issues addressed in Academic Lives: Memoir, Cultural Theory and the University Today (University of Georgia Press). The author is Cynthia Franklin, professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Franklin discussed her new book in an e-mail interview. Q: What drew you to the topic of academic memoirs?


August 5, 2009
Two studies suggest that for the discipline overall, and female students in particular, the challenge is recruitment, not retention.
August 5, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Hood College --Genevieve Gessert, art--Xinlian Liu, computer science Louisiana State University at Alexandria --Bonnie Hines, librarian--Dorothy Lary, nursing Rockefeller University --Thomas Tuschl, biology
August 4, 2009
New generation of students -- veterans and others returning from Afghanistan and Iraq -- may have different focus from many who have traditionally entered the field.
August 3, 2009
Duke's Cathy Davidson, calling the current process "meaningless" and "superficial," decides to turn evaluations over to her students.
July 31, 2009
New study finds that, 10 years after offering non-need-based assistance, private colleges are likely to enroll fewer Pell Grant recipients and fewer black students.
July 29, 2009
Colleges and their employees are paying more for health insurance; proportion offering plans for same-sex partners continues to grow.
July 28, 2009
National study tracks changes in religiosity by students in various courses of study and finds positive link between religiosity and going to college.
July 27, 2009
Much has been written about the immigration of Jewish scholars and others who opposed or feared the Nazis to the United States and other countries. A new book focuses on one discipline -- mathematics -- and how this migration affected not only those who moved, but scholarship. The book is Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact, by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, professor of the history of mathematics at the University of Agder, in Norway.

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