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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Most Recent Articles

September 5, 2008
Michigan Tech decides that to break out of the departmental mode, a university needs a different approach to faculty hiring.
September 5, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Georgia Institute of Technology Keith Edwards, interactive computing Charles Isbell, interactive computing Alex Orso, computer science Bruce Walker, interactive computing and psychology Utica College Claudette Abounader, nursing Sherri Cash, history Barbara Witucki, English Patricia Swann, public relations Washington University in St. Louis
September 4, 2008
Stanley Fish may be telling academics to keep their opinions to themselves, but Gregory S. Prince Jr. thinks it is time for colleges to stop trying to make their classrooms neutral. Prince, the former president of Hampshire College, argues for professors to take all kinds of positions -- as a tool for challenging their students.
September 3, 2008
One of the more influential and controversial studies of affirmative action in recent years came from Richard H. Sander in 2004. The law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed statistics about black law students and argued that they show that affirmative action hurts them by helping many gain admission to institutions where they are unlikely to be top students.
September 3, 2008
Survey finds reports of both bias and acceptance -- and differing attitudes on including topics related to sexual orientation in the classroom.
September 2, 2008
Initial audit finds problems with 10 percent of the executive MBA's awarded by the university.


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