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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July 9, 2010
The days when alumni eagerly turned to "class notes" sections of alumni magazines to find out about their old friends seem quaint in the era of Facebook. So the question for alumni magazines becomes: How do they stay relevant?
July 8, 2010
The College Board has revamped the tests used by students at many colleges to either place out of introductory composition or earn credit for the course. The changes involve an additional type of essay -- more research-oriented and less philosophical -- as well as shifts in the multiple choice questions.
July 7, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Assumption College--Eric Howe, education--Heather Wilkins, biology Franklin & Marshall College
July 6, 2010
Athens State University, in Alabama, is starting a bachelor's degree in art.Black Hills State University is starting an undergraduate major in corporate communications.Indiana State University is starting an M.B.A.
July 6, 2010
Ever since the huge drops on Wall Street in the fall of 2008, some college leaders have predicted that academics would get more skittish about retirement and might delay a decision to leave full-time teaching and research. Anecdotes abound of scholars putting off retirement to build their retirement accounts back up.
July 6, 2010
Glenn Beck, the controversial broadcaster, has decided to introduce his own education service: Beck University.
July 6, 2010
The headline on the YouTube video clip of Karl Walling's lecture in May says simply: "U.S. Naval War College Professor Advocates Rape."
July 1, 2010
Critics of for-profit higher education have of late drawn attention to what they see as a pattern of "accreditation shopping" in which for-profit entities purchase financially struggling nonprofit colleges, and then hold on to the regional accreditation that the nonprofit colleges had for years, even as the new owners expand or radically change the institutions' missions.
June 30, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Johns Hopkins University--Samuel A. Chambers, political science--Noah J. Cowan, mechanical engineering--Yitzhak Melamed, philosophy--Andreas Terzis, computer science--Joel R. Tolman, chemistryKnox College--Mark Holmes, art--Nicholas Regiacorte, English--Barbara Tannert-Smith, EnglishManhattanville College
June 29, 2010
Brookdale Community College is starting an associate degree in music technology.Coastal Carolina University is starting a master of arts degree in writing -- with tracks in technical and creative writing.DePaul University is starting a master


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