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 25, 2015
Old Dominion University is not the only institution talking about "welcom
August 25, 2015
Study finds male scholars are more likely than female scholars, across disciplines, to engage in self-citation. Does this give men a leg up in academic promotions?
August 25, 2015
Several Ohio universities report that they are tightening admissions standards in light of the state's new performance-based funding system, which punishes institutions with low graduation rates, The Dayton Daily News reported. Central State University, for example, raised its grade point average requirement from 2.0 to 2.2, and its minimum ACT score from a 15 to 16.
August 25, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Michael Spring, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the importance of standardization. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 24, 2015
An increase of $1 million in federal energy research and development spending results in an additional one to two scholarly publications, according to a study released today by the National Bureau of Economic Research. However, the study found that there may be lags as long as 10 years between funding and publication. (An abstract of the study is available here.)
August 24, 2015
Significant share of research papers have "guest" authors who didn't perform significant research or "ghost" authors who did but aren't named, study finds. Are grad students losing out? Are conflicts of interest hidden?
August 24, 2015
Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.
August 24, 2015
Old Dominion University officials and many others have condemned banners that were placed on a private house as students arrived at the university.
August 24, 2015
Portland State University last week invited VIPs to what was expected to be an announcement of a $100 million gift from an anonymous donor. While the story was initially one of heartbreak over a gift that would have been huge for the university, questions are now being raised on whether the university properly vetted the would-be donor, The Oregonian reported. "John Michael Fitzpatrick, 51, turns out to be a tech promoter with hardly any obvious assets and a history of insolvency.
August 24, 2015
Hocking College, a two-year institution in Ohio, has fired 13 faculty members, saying that they lack credentials required for their positions, The Athens Messenger reported. Some of the faculty members have taught at the college for more than 20 years. The college acted after its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, said the college was in violation of its standards by employing these instructors.

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