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 13, 2008
At Texas A&M International, an instructor told students he would fail and publicly humiliate them if they engaged in academic dishonesty. They did and he did -- so the university fired him.
November 13, 2008
The Treasury Department is revising the bailout plan for financial institutions and the new plan may help with student loans. While no details were released, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. said at a news conference Wednesday that he wants to offer aid to ease the availability of loans in many sectors, including those used by students.
November 12, 2008
Authorities have arrested a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at San Francisco and charged him with poisoning a female colleague's drink, the Associated Press reported.
November 12, 2008
A new plan -- involving hundreds of millions of dollars -- will focus on completion rates and performance-based incentives.
November 12, 2008
Adjuncts in Tennessee, working a decade without raise in pay ceilings, spent 2 years documenting needs. Their plan was considered and promptly rejected as the recession hit.
November 11, 2008
Berkeley project finds that LSAT doesn't predict success as a lawyer, but other tests -- on which female and minority students score as well as white men -- do.
November 11, 2008
It's not a new thing for professors to document their teaching, research and service. That's how people get hired and earn tenure and promotions. But many more colleges are adopting a portfolio system in which professors create more of a full portfolio than a series of lists and dates. This movement is changing both the way individuals are evaluated and the way institutions assess themselves.
November 11, 2008
Iranian authorities have granted bail and released from jail Esha Momeni, a graduate student at California State University at Northridge, the Los Angeles Times reported. Momeni was in Iran studying the women's movement there as part of her master's thesis when she was arrested.
November 10, 2008
At times this fall's election seemed like a reprise of the culture wars. A reprise of a very specific culture war -- that over Lawrence H. Summers -- has emerged in recent days. Summers, whose Harvard University presidency will forever be associated with his comments on women and science, was among those experts who met with President-elect Barack Obama Friday to discuss the economy, and Summers has widely been reported to be among those under consideration to be tapped as treasury secretary. That possibility has upset some feminist leaders.
November 10, 2008
Largest study yet of Collegiate Learning Assessment suggests it can measure learning, but also finds gaps based on demographics and what students study.

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