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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August 28, 2008
What's wrong with graduate education these days? Is it what Ph.D. students are missing -- teaching skills perhaps, or the ability to branch out beyond their area of specialization? Or is that too many students take too long to finish?
August 28, 2008
Faculty group turns to professor who studies professors and their working conditions as its next general secretary. Plus a podcast interview with Gary Rhoades.
August 27, 2008
The average score on the SAT remained steady for the class of 2008 -- with the critical reading (502), mathematics (515) and writing (494) scores all unchanged from last year.As is typically the case, the College Board said that the results were encouraging. “Student interest and participation in the SAT has grown to historic levels, and our outreach into minority, low-income and other underserved student groups is yielding tremendous results,” said Gaston Caperton, president of the board.
August 27, 2008
Professors and other educators continue to be among the top donors to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign. An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics of summer fund raising by Obama found that education as an industry was behind only the legal industry in contributing to the Democrat's campaign. Further, a list of the 25 employers whose employees gave the most to Obama included 9 universities.
August 26, 2008
The American Political Science Association is already facing boycott threats over its decision to hold its 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans, despite a Louisiana ban on gay marriage that is particularly broad and that scholars with domestic partners believe could endanger them if they had a medical emergency at the conference.
August 26, 2008
Looking for a gift for Barack Obama or John McCain? Richard A. Muller's new book might help them (and the rest of us if they read it). Muller, a physics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has written Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines (Norton). Muller also teaches a course with the same name.
August 26, 2008
Arizona State University is starting a sustainability concentration in its undergraduate business major.The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Pretoria, in South Africa, are starting a joint master's degree in water resources management.Mercer County Community College, in New Jersey, is
August 25, 2008
California lawmakers move to enact new protections for scientists facing harassment and worse from animal rights extremists.
August 25, 2008
Recent moves by some private institutions -- combined with worsening economy -- have some experts predicting more consolidation in next few years.
August 25, 2008
Fort Hays sees incident reflecting larger problems in college debate -- but organizers of competitions say allegations are unfair.

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