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 3, 2010
As hot higher education ideas go, the three-year bachelor's degree continues to get a lot of attention and praise. Most recently, an op-ed in The New York Times made the case for three years of undergraduate study.
June 3, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: College of Saint Rose--Dana Abbott, special education/early childhood --Gariba Al-Abdul Korah, history--Maria Fast, school psychology--James Feeney, communication sciences and disorders--Steven Hoff, school psychology--Brian Jensen, biology--Kathryn Laity, English--David Rice, English--Keith Sturgess, physicsDenison University
June 2, 2010
AUSTIN, TEX. -- Anthony Pitucco, chair of physics at Pima Community College, apologized to his audience here on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. He had asked, he said, for “a more advanced room” at the convention center, but there were no rooms available with the technology he wanted: a chalkboard, chalk and eraser. He asked for a whiteboard and markers. Nothing was possible.
June 1, 2010
AUSTIN, TEX. -- The major associations of community colleges all have recently endorsed the idea that two-year institutions need to focus more on retention and completion issues, and generally are in agreement on some of the steps they should take so greater shares of students achieve various goals. But how much progress is realistic to expect? And how much progress can take place in just a few years?
June 1, 2010
Alma College is starting a major in biotechnology.Bristol Community College is starting a paralegal certificate program.Lynchburg College is starting a doctor of physical therapy program.Misericordia University is starting a bac
May 28, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:University of Northern Colorado
May 27, 2010
American University is starting two new doctoral degrees in psychology -- one in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience, and the other in clinical psychology.Arizona State University is starting an online bachelor of science degree in criminology and criminal justice.Frostburg State University is starting a minor in sustainabili
May 27, 2010
The late Leona Helmsley doesn't get quoted that much in faculty deliberations, but she was featured prominently in a memo circulated this spring at DePaul University -- a memo that set off an intense debate about the fairness of the tenure process.
May 27, 2010
One of the values of the Education Conservancy -- a group committed to reforming college admissions -- is that "students can be evaluated but not measured." The conservancy, which has gained the most visibility for its campaign against rankings, has never opposed all standardized testing. But it has criticized testing companies.
May 26, 2010
At many colleges and universities, the tenure trinity of teaching, research and service is widely viewed (at least by those coming up for tenure) as a myth. A new book (or articles in the right journals) will trump a great teaching idea every time, say many professors. Classroom innovation doesn't get any credit.


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