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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October 8, 2010
Each fall brings articles about rising Asian-American enrollments at leading colleges and universities. But according to Robert T. Teranishi, associate professor of higher education at New York University, those stories ignore broader realities -- many of them challenging -- for Asian-Americans in higher education. In his new book, Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education, he discusses these challenges.
October 8, 2010
College of Staten Island, of the City University of New York, is starting a bachelor of arts degree in Italian studies.Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis has started a Ph.D. program in applied earth sciences.Western Kentucky University has started a minor in applied statistics.
October 7, 2010
Brown U. faculty refuse to endorse changes that would make tenure harder to earn, and that some fear would alter the teaching/research balance.
October 6, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Eastern Connecticut State University--Alita Cousins, psychology--Melanie Evans, psychology--Jennifer Leszczynski, psychologyWestern Kentucky University
October 6, 2010
Changes in essay requirements to apply to MIT and Penn reflect sense among admissions officers that students don't need to write a book (or even 1,000 words).
October 6, 2010
NEA leaders criticize colleges that make deals with for-profit higher ed, but NEA does its own such deal.
October 5, 2010
As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.
October 4, 2010
Many admissions officers remain opposed to the way many agents recruit abroad -- even as the practice spreads.
October 4, 2010
Scholars stunned by decision to eliminate French, Italian, Russian and classics programs. Tenured faculty say they were told they would lose jobs.
October 4, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Many high schools have policies under which, if a student is cited for a disciplinary infraction as a freshman or sophomore, and isn’t a repeat offender, that infraction is expunged from the student’s record at the end of the sophomore year. What that means is that for two students who commit the same infraction -- even a serious one -- there is no assurance that colleges that seek disciplinary records during the admissions process will know about it.

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