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 3, 2011
Open positions in history suffer another sharp decline, while searches in economics see a strong rebound.
December 28, 2010
Amid a major blizzard, many philosophers can't get to their annual meeting -- and some job candidates lose shots at in-person interviews.
December 21, 2010
College and university presidents in the United States and elsewhere regularly link the need for a higher education to individual and national needs for economic advancement. What if their underlying assumptions aren't true? Three social scientists from British universities challenge many of those assumptions in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Incomes, just published by Oxford University Press.
December 20, 2010
Republicans block final vote on bill to help undocumented students nationwide; Nebraska judge upholds law letting them qualify for in-state tuition rates.
December 20, 2010
Leading scholars charge Southern Poverty Law Center, a legendary civil rights group, with supporting "unscholarly and unethical" effort to cast doubt on the Armenian genocide.
December 20, 2010
Survey documents significant gaps by gender and race in how professors consider the question.
December 16, 2010
Shit happens. That's reality, according to Daniel Petersen, who has taught philosophy for 21 years at Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. And it's a reality he shared -- in those words -- with his students. Now he says he is sharing that reality in the collapse of his teaching career, which he attributes to the aftermath of a complaint from the father of a student over a few instances of profanity in his class at the community college.
December 16, 2010
Hofstra University is starting an M.F.A. in creative writing. Ozarks Technical Community College is starting a dental assisting certificate program, with an option to go on to an associate degree. The program will mix online and in-person instruction. University of Southern Maine is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree.

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