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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January 23, 2015
The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday tabled a proposal to require that any bonuses coaches receive based on athletic performance be linked to meeting certain academic requirements, The Los Angeles Times reported. Some board members said that the academic standards were too low to be meaningful.
January 23, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Dennis Wolan, an assistant professor of molecular and experimental medicine at the Scripps Research Institute, discusses his work on microbiotic enzymes to better understand our bodies and hopefully treat disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 23, 2015
About 200 people came to a meeting Thursday night of the board of Western Michigan University to protest the decision not to keep Alex Enyedi as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, MLive.com reported. University officials have not said why they did not renew Enyedi's contract, and have said that they don't comment on personnel matters.
January 22, 2015
Ergun Caner announced this week that he was stepping down as president of Brewton-Parker College, after only a year in office. During that year, Caner led a process of appealing a threat by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges to strip the college's accreditation.
January 22, 2015
In discussing a new committee to examine the finances of the University of California, Governor Jerry Brown has raised a new issue for consideration, whether "normal students" can get into the University of California at Berkeley, Capital Public Radio reported. In discussing the committee, he expressed concern over Berkeley's extremely competitive admissions. "You got your foreign students and you got your 4.0 folks," he said.
January 22, 2015
American University of Beirut, American University in Cairo and Lebanese American University have started a joint professional diploma in green technologies. Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University are launching degrees in sustainable brewing in which students may earn a certificate or associate degree at the community college and/or a bachelor of science at the university.
January 22, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Tim Mousseau, a biologist at the University of South Carolina, discusses his research on both Chernobyl and Fukushima to see how far the radioactive damage may go. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 22, 2015
Jan. 22, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers explored the views of provosts on civility, competency, tenure and other subjects. Like Inside Higher Ed's other surveys of key higher ed professionals, the chief academic officers study was conducted by Gallup. On Feb. 11, Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik discussed the findings of the survey and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of provosts was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships and Liaison International.

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