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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November 17, 2010
Four years ago, momentum appeared to be growing for competitive colleges to eliminate programs in which some high school students applied early and found out early whether they were admitted -- sometimes with the requirement that they commit to enroll if admitted. In a single month in 2006, Harvard and Princeton Universities and then the University of Virginia announced that they were eliminating early admissions programs, which critics said favored wealthy students.
November 16, 2010
Stephen A. Douglas, the "Little Giant" who served in the U.S. Senate and debated Abraham Lincoln, is still much-honored in some quarters.
November 16, 2010
Norwich University is adding a bachelor of science program in education.Raritan Valley Community College is starting a certificate program in electronic health records.University of Notre Dame has added a specialization field in theology and science to the university's graduate programs in the history and philosophy of science.
November 15, 2010
The University of Iowa was found to be exceptional in five of eight categories evaluating the job satisfaction of pre-tenure faculty members at four-year colleges and universities, according to an analysis being released today by Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.
November 15, 2010
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that it is not clear whether public college faculty members have First Amendment protection for criticisms they make of administrators.
November 12, 2010
While much has changed in higher education in the last 25 years, Steven M. Cahn maintains that the important ethical issues (and their appropriate resolutions) have not changed that much at all. That's why there are very few changes in Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia, just released by Rowman & Littlefield in a 25th anniversary edition.
November 12, 2010
A 1980 Supreme Court decision largely blocked the unionization of faculty members at private colleges and universities, based on the idea that they had so much power that they effectively were part of management.
November 12, 2010
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:Ball State University: Steve Kroft, correspondent for "60 Minutes." Bay Path College: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand.George Washington University: Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City.
November 10, 2010
Research finds that letters of recommendation for women seeking faculty jobs tend to include "communal" or "emotive" words that -- even if used positively -- turn off search committees.
November 9, 2010
3% increase in number of first year students is the result of continued surge in interest from China.


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