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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November 25, 2008
Many experts say that the United States can only truly see gains in the percentages of adults who have a college degree if colleges and universities get better at teaching students who arrived on campus unprepared for college-level work. But many professors find themselves frustrated by teaching such students -- and many of the students drop out. Kathleen F. Gabriel's new book is designed to help such faculty members and, ultimately, their students.
November 25, 2008
With President-elect Barack Obama formally naming members of his economic team, some politicians and academics are urging the incoming administration to make sure that higher education is part of the stimulus package for the faltering economy. Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski told The Portland Business Journal that he is drafting a recommendation to Obama that he focus public works projects on higher education's facilities needs.
November 24, 2008
The University of California plans to review the pay arrangements of hundreds of double dippers -- retirees who are collecting their pensions while also having been rehired into jobs, in some cases at salaries that are higher than they received before retiring, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
November 24, 2008
Board issues plan to adopt "Academic Bill of Rights," end faculty control of curriculum, and give trustees authority over student newspaper content and outside speakers.
November 21, 2008
While enrollments are up more at state colleges and universities than at independent institutions, jobs don’t necessarily follow.
November 21, 2008
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and leaders of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Thursday announced a goal of shifting 25 percent of credits to online courses by 2015. In the last academic year, just over 9 percent of credits were delivered online. But about 66,000 credit students -- or 26 percent of all credit students -- took at least one online course.
November 20, 2008
As Rutgers University has moved into big-time college athletics, it has faced a series of controversies over spending and the power of athletics officials, leading the university to appoint a panel to examine the various issues. Its report, released Wednesday, found that the university lacked basic oversight of its athletic programs. The university lacked "internal controls," suffered from poor communication, and experienced "limited presidential leadership," the report said.
November 20, 2008
For second time this year, law review articles suggest that -- if you go back far enough -- a legal case can be made that preferences for alumni children are illegal.
November 19, 2008
Departments report significant increases in number of majors and degrees awarded -- and flat faculty lines. Graduate programs are becoming more selective -- and not for the reasons scholars like.
November 19, 2008
Gordon College, in Massachusetts, has started a minor in nonprofit organization.John Brown University, in Arkansas, is starting a major in renewable energy.Lake Washington Technical College, in Washington State, is starting a bachelor's degree in applied design.

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