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 18, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, William Doll, visiting fellow at Case Western Reserve University, outlines a few rules for crafting an engaging oration. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 18, 2014
Legislative leaders in California have shelved a proposal that would have set up a state vote to repeal a ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in public college and university admissions, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Many black and Latino leaders have encouraged lawmakers to authorize a vote on repealing the ban. But legislative support lagged as many Asian Americans came out in favor of keeping the ban.  
March 18, 2014
An American Bar Association panel has voted to maintain tenure as a requirement for law school accreditation, The National Law Journal reported. The panel has spent more than five years reviewing standards for law school accreditation, and earlier versions of its planned reforms removed the tenure requirement. Critics of the requirement said that law schools needed more flexibility.
March 17, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
March 17, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies at Hamilton College, examines how objects can have a rich personal significance. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 17, 2014
Study finds 2.1% median increase for tenure-track faculty members in 2013-14, with those at public institutions enjoying slightly larger hikes than those at privates. Disciplinary gaps remain significant.
March 17, 2014
Occidental College is among the colleges and universities being criticized for allegedly failing to adequately respond to sexual assaults, and The Los Angeles Times reported in December that the college had failed to report, as required by federal law, 27 sexual assault allegations.
March 17, 2014
Officials at the University of Southern Maine and Southern Oregon University have announced retrenchment plans, in response to state budget cuts, that eliminate faculty jobs and academic programs -- and that are controversial.
March 17, 2014
The University of Louisville last year agreed to pay six months of salary to 175 administrators and staff members who agreed to take earlier retirement. But The Courier-Journal reported that three administrators got a full year's pay.
March 17, 2014
Kennesaw State University has agreed to restore an art installation that officials ordered removed from its art museum last month.

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