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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January 19, 2009
For a final, pre-inaugural look at some of the higher ed policies of the incoming Cabinet members, the Obama transition team is posting videos of some nominees discussing key issues. Steven Chu, the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics who is about to become energy secretary, discusses the science of climate change and strategies for promoting energy and environmental research.
January 19, 2009
The problem with remedial education at community colleges may not be the courses, but the sequences -- and how students progress (or never do), study suggests.
January 16, 2009
Montana State University is starting a bachelor of science degree in sustainable food and bioenergy systems.New York Law School is starting an online master of arts degree in mental disability law.Shawnee State University, in Ohio, is starting a master of social work program.
January 16, 2009
Engineering education needs an overhaul, and must do a better job of introducing students to the actual practice of the profession, says a new report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The report calls for programs to have "a professional spine" in which each year includes "practice-like experiences," and for an emphasis on how concepts are used and connected. Further, the report calls for more education that shows how engineering fits into the world.
January 15, 2009
California's budget woes continue to limit student choices. A committee of the University of California Board of Regents voted Wednesday to cut the number of freshmen admitted for the fall by about 6 percent, to 35,300. Many students who last year might have been admitted to two or three campuses will find themselves admitted to only one, The San Jose Mercury News reported.
January 15, 2009
Graduate students increasingly care about a "family friendly" work environment -- and doubt they can find one at a research university, survey finds.
January 15, 2009
AAUP issues reports criticizing two religious colleges -- one that set limits on teaching by biologist who believes in evolution, and one that fired a professor who tried to preserve traditional theology.
January 14, 2009
New study projects a 35 percent drop in minority enrollments at the most competitive four-year colleges and universities -- but little gain for white students.
January 14, 2009
The Internal Revenue Service, which is already investigating the executive compensation of many colleges and universities, may expand its probe to determine whether some institutions may be avoiding taxes on some business activities, or may not be properly handling issues related to research and intellectual property, The New York Times reported.
January 13, 2009
Saudi Arabia released a noted political science and human rights activist, Matrook Al-Faleh, from prison over the weekend, without explaining his freedom or why he was held in a maximum security facility for nearly eight months, CNN reported. Al-Faleh, a professor at King Saud University, was detained shortly after he spoke out against prison conditions in the country.

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