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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March 5, 2009
Survey finds significant three-year growth in percentage of professors who see their role as encouraging understanding of diversity and promoting service.
March 5, 2009
In podcast interview, Shai Reshef explains his vision for offering low-cost, online degrees -- recognized by U.S. accreditors -- all over the world.
March 4, 2009
Countless decisions in academe are based on the quest for excellence. Which professors to hire and promote. Which grants to fund. Which projects to pursue. Everyone wants to promote excellence. But what if academe actually doesn’t know what excellence is?
March 3, 2009
On Saturday at a meeting sponsored by the Education Writers Association, L. Ling-chi Wang told a group of journalists that Asian Americans were "marginalized" and "invisible" at the top rungs of American higher education, despite considerable success as students and professors at many institutions. Wang, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and was one of the founders of Asian Americans in Higher Education, recalled a joint conference planned by Asian American studies and black studies scholars at Berkeley.
March 3, 2009
In a sign of the times, Wisconsin Lutheran's layoffs will mean the end to a major and any courses in a field once considered a necessity for a liberal arts institution.
March 2, 2009
Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University, explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.
March 2, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Bowdoin College Charles Dorn, education David M. Gordon, history Aaron W. Kitch, English Elizabeth A. Pritchard, religion Vineet A. Shende, music Laura I. Toma, computer science Hartwick College Kristin Roti Jones, economics Tina Sullivan, nursing Mark Wolff, French University of Massachusetts at Amherst
February 27, 2009
Congresswoman wants to use federal research agencies to promote advancement of women in university science departments.
February 26, 2009
Every semester of every academic year, college campuses experience tragedies (and many more near-tragedies) involving excessive use of alcohol. A new book -- College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem (Praeger) -- argues that colleges may need to rethink the approaches they have been taking to the problem. The author is George W. Dowdall, professor of sociology at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia. Dowdall recently responded to questions about his book.

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