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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June 16, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Augusta State University Edgar Johnson, communications Randall Miller, political science Sharon Lorenti, nursing Beth Pendergraft, early childhood education Camilla Reid, library science Robert Smalley, accounting Ying Wang, mathematics Steven Weiss, philosophy Judi Wilson, teacher education California State University at Fresno
June 13, 2008
Talk to private college leaders in confidence these days, and many (at least outside the most competitive and wealthy institutions) are unhappy with their financial aid policies. President after president (not to mention admissions or financial aid directors) will say that they are spending too much on merit aid (grants given to those who don't really need them) and not enough on need-based aid.
June 12, 2008
Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, but Republicans are focusing in on his Chicago neighborhood -- and its famous university -- as the way to tag him as liberal. What would Saul Bellow say?
June 12, 2008
Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."
June 12, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Carleton College Jorge Brioso, Spanish David Lefkowitz, art Gregory Marfleet, political science Anna Moltchanova, philosophy Victoria Morse, history William North, history George Shuffelton, English Noboru Tomonari, Japanese College of Saint Rose
June 11, 2008
Education Department converts complaint of one rejected applicant to Princeton into a broad "compliance review" of the university's admissions system.
June 11, 2008
Two much-discussed trends in academe -- the adoption of corporate values and the decline in the percentage of faculty jobs that are on the tenure track -- are closely linked and require joint examination. That is the thesis of a new book, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, just published by Fordham University Press. Frank Donoghue, the author, is associate professor of English at Ohio State University.

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