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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May 18, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Centre College James Bloom, art history Robert Bosco, international studies Jennifer Goetz, psychology Lee Jefferson, religion Benjamin Knoll, politics Stacey Peebles, English Fairfield University
May 18, 2016
Colleges and universities are required under federal laws to offer accommodations to students who can demonstrate that a learning disability poses difficulties for their academic success. But as a new study notes, students must demonstrate that they have a disability, and this frequently involves paying for testing.
May 18, 2016
A new report from the Century Foundation considers the issue of "identity threat" and the way many low-income and minority students with academic talent may feel unwelcome or stereotyped in college. The report suggests that students face bias from some professors based on stereotypes and that this creates "stereotype threat" in which students may come to doubt their own abilities.
May 18, 2016
Obama administration releases final rules to require new payments for many employees. Regulations make clear that higher ed employees considered teachers will continue to be exempt. Postdoc pay could be key issue going forward.
May 17, 2016
In the fall, a student protest movement at the University of Missouri at Columbia attracted national attention when it camped out on campus to draw attention to racial issues. The university didn't attempt to remove the protest.
May 17, 2016
There isn't a Tony Award for the best introduction of a commencement speaker. But after Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, introduced Lin-Manuel Miranda at Penn's commencement Monday, perhaps there should be. Price, not normally known for his rap, used rhymes and wordplay to welcome Miranda -- creator and star of Hamilton -- to the stage.
May 17, 2016
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release its latest print-on-demand compilation of articles, with the topic “Recruitment, Diversity and Success.” You may download the free booklet here.
May 17, 2016
Burlington College announced Monday that it is shutting down its operations,

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