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 25, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has picked an adjunct (who is also a fellow senator) as his vice presidential choice. Sen. Joe Biden, the Delaware Democrat, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972. For the last 17 years, he has co-taught a course every semester on constitutional law at Widener University. (The university's main campus is in Pennsylvania, but its law school is in Delaware.) Biden taught even during his presidential campaigns and his title is adjunct professor of law.
August 22, 2008
Arizona's secretary of state, Jan Brewer, on Thursday disqualified from the state's November ballot a measure that would have barred public colleges and universities and other state agencies from considering race and ethnicity in admissions, scholarship and hiring decisions, The Arizona Republic reported.
August 22, 2008
Even though many colleges will boast today about their placement in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, more colleges than ever are declining to participate in the survey that makes up the single largest part of the magazine's formula.
August 21, 2008
Women begin post-Ph.D. careers with same success levels as men, but face significant differences in terms of work-family balance, new analysis finds.
August 21, 2008
Leaders of colleges for traditional-age students spend a lot of time worrying about the behavior of male undergraduates -- and specifically the misbehavior of many through excessive drinking, hazing, and abusive behavior toward women. A leading sociologist and gender scholar, Michael Kimmel, has just published a new book that offers an inside look at this young male culture, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins).
August 21, 2008
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is starting a bachelor’s program in multimedia computing.Dyersburg State Community College, in Tennessee, is starting both associate degree programs and certificate programs in two technology areas: cybersecurity and software application.Kettering University, in Michigan, is starting a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship.
August 21, 2008
David Baldacci, a best-selling novelist and a board member at Virginia Commonwealth University, has sent his colleagues a letter blasting the institution's handling of a recent scandal over a degree awarded to the then-police chief of Richmond, even though he hadn't met requirements.
August 20, 2008
A new program in which students at selected New York City high schools were paid $1,000 for scoring well on Advanced Placement tests will today release decidedly mixed results. The New York Times reported that more students took AP tests, but the number who passed declined slightly.
August 20, 2008
Seeking to respond to critics of perceived lack of intellectual diversity on campuses, Georgia higher ed system conducts statewide survey and finds the problem isn't professors.
August 20, 2008
Survey of top research universities finds 36% of full-time faculty have academic partners, but study doesn't find many formal hiring policies.

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