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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June 18, 2010
Criminology and criminal justice are hot. Even in these financially constrained times, colleges can't seem to get enough of these programs. Arizona State University last month announced a new online bachelor of science degree in criminology and criminal justice. Nyack College is starting a bachelor's degree. So is Rockhurst University, with a commitment to placing students in internships. Rochester Institute of Technology recently started a master's program. Texas State University is starting a doctorate. The list could go on and on.
June 18, 2010
Franklin & Marshall College is starting an undergraduate major in public health.Messiah College is starting a major in sustainability.Utica College is starting an online master's degree in cybersecurity.
June 17, 2010
East-West University says that its announcements this month about adjunct hiring have nothing to do with the union drive going on. It's all just a coincidence. Union leaders are dubious.
June 16, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Austin College--Brett Boessen, communication studies--Kirk Everist, communication studies--David Griffith, business administration--Andra Troncalli, physicsPomona College --Robert Gaines, geology--Arthur Horowitz, theater and dance--Eric Hurley, psychology and Africana studies--Nina Karnovsky, biology--Peter Kung, philosophy--Sarah Raff, English--Ghassan Sarkis, mathematics
June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The United States economy is in serious danger from a growing mismatch between the skills that will be needed for jobs being created and the educational backgrounds (or lack thereof) of would-be workers. That is the conclusion of a mammoth analysis of jobs data being released today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
June 15, 2010
One of the more controversial campus speeches of the last academic year was discussed not so much for its content as for its repeated interruption. On Monday, the debates started again -- with the news that University of California at Irvine was moving to suspend the Muslim Student Union on the campus for a year as punishment for organizing heckling during a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States.
June 14, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The American Association of University Professors voted Saturday to censure two institutions -- Clark Atlanta University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston -- and to place Antioch University on the association's list of those with inappropriate governance systems. The disputes that led to the unanimous votes here at the AAUP's annual meeting all involved mass dismissals of faculty members.
June 14, 2010
Eastern Kentucky University is starting an undergraduate major in animal studies.George Mason University is starting a master of science program in senior housing administration.Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City is starting an associate of applied science program in renewable and sustainabl
June 11, 2010
Some prominent liberal academics are soliciting short essays from faculty members and graduate students to document a pattern in American history of major social advances being opposed by conservatives who "cry wolf" about the impact of proposed reforms. The campaign -- known as the "Cry Wolf Project" -- hasn't been officially announced. But conservative bloggers obtained some of the solicitations of essays and published them this week, along with considerable criticism.
June 10, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Beloit College-- Kate Linnenberg, sociology-- Scott Lyngaas, modern languages and literature-- Matt Tedesco, philosophyLe Moyne College--Bruce Erickson, history--Jennifer Gurley, English--Lisa McCartan Kim, criminology--Farha Ternikar, sociology--Diane Zigo, educationSt. Catherine University, in Minnesota

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