INSIDE HIGHER ED -- Insider Update
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   February 2018
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Welcome to your February 2018 Insider Update -- the newsletter for readers of Inside Higher Ed. Once a month we send a quick rundown on what's happening at Inside Higher Ed: events, accomplishments and a bit of fun.


Scott Jaschik’s summary of Inside Higher Ed’s 2011 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors was the most-visited and most e-mailed story on the site in September. (Not that we're paying attention, but the survey also received coverage from The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Huffington Post, CBS News, MSN Money, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.) A Views essay by Justin Martin -- the CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism at the University of Maine and a columnist for Columbia Journalism Review -- debunking the idea that students live in a low-stress, light-work bubble, waiting to enter the "real world," inspired the most discussion last month. A split decision on the happy camper question.


Jimmy Jenkins (left), president of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, talks with Inside Higher Ed reporters at our DC office.

Inside Higher Ed's Daryl Anderson presents a high tech sports watch to Michele Meador, Chief Human Resources Officer at Truckee Meadows Community College, the winner of our CUPA-HR Annual Conference drawing.

Inside Higher Ed welcomes new staff member

Kaustuv Basu joins Inside Higher Ed as a faculty/intellectual life reporter in October. Kaustuv has worked since January 2006 at Florida Today, a daily newspaper in Melbourne, Fla., covering courts, city government, etc. He also worked at a small daily near the Bay Area, after graduating from Southern Cal's journalism school. Before coming to the U.S., Kaustuv was an editor at an English-language daily in India, where he earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees.


On the 17th, Doug will be in Omaha, NE, talking about Inside Higher Ed's 2011 Survey of College and University Business Officers at the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO).

Scott Jaschik, Steve Kolowich, Laura McFarland, Bill Baird and Technology and Learning blogger Josh Kim head to Philadelphia October 18-21 for the EDUCAUSE conference. At 11:30 on Wednesday the 19th, Scott and Josh will participate in a panel discussion with representatives from nonprofit and for-profit institutions on teaching and learning issues where the sectors may learn from each other—with a focus on technology, online and blended learning, faculty development, course design, and student support.

Scott speaks to the Massachusetts chapter of the NEA on October 29 in Boston.

And Doug Lederman starts next month in San Diego, CA, where he'll be participating on a panel at the Strategic Enrollment Management conference of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on November 1.


September visitors to the Inside Higher Ed offices included folks from the Aspen Community College Excellence program, PKAL Learning, University of Southern California, the National Educational Policy Center, Marymount University, Livingstone College, Brandeis University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. We're always happy to host higher education leaders in our DC offices. Contact Scott at or Doug at for information.


FREE WEBINAR. Review the results of 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors with editor Scott Jaschik and guest analyst Jerome A. "Jerry" Lucido, Professor of Research, Executive Director of the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, and Special Advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California.

This one-hour Webinar takes place Monday, October 17, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Hobsons and SunGard Higher Education. Your registration information will be shared with these companies.


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