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 6, 2008
Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.
August 6, 2008
The week appears to be a good one for the Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. A federal judge has thrown out a $277 million jury verdict that found that the company had violated securities law and investors' rights by not disclosing a harshly critical report by the U.S. Education Department.
August 5, 2008
Medical schools in New York City are furious over a deal the city's health agency signed in which a for-profit medical school in Grenada is buying slots for its third- and fourth-year students to watch and help doctors at city hospitals, The New York Times reported. Typically, medical schools have not been charged for such arrangements, or have paid relatively modest fees. But St.
August 5, 2008
New research examines relationship between specific practices by search committee and odds of female finalists or hires.
August 5, 2008
The New Jersey Institute of Technology is starting an online master of science program in management.Salem Community College, in New Jersey, is starting an associate of arts program and an associate in applied science program in biotechnology.Texas A&M University at College Station is starting a master of natural resource manageme
August 4, 2008
At one large public university, more than 600 undergraduates are currently classified as sociology majors. Students pick among five concentrations, and one -- criminal justice -- attracts more than half of the majors. Yet of the 30 faculty members, only 3 specialize in criminology. The department is "trying to bring the criminology majors in the fold of sociology" but finding that many of the students interested in criminal justice aren't necessarily interested, said a professor in the department.
August 4, 2008
Analysis suggests extent of advantages of alumni children doesn't necessarily extend to ability to ace courses as college freshmen.
August 4, 2008
What do administrators think about professors? That they should be move involved in campus governance, but lack the knowledge and perspective to do so, survey finds.
August 4, 2008
The residences of two scientists at the University of California at Santa Cruz were hit with firebombs early Saturday in an apparent continuation of a campaign by animal rights groups to intimidate researchers into stopping the use of animals in research. In one case, a car in a faculty member's driveway was bombed. In the other, the porch of a home was firebombed. The incidents are being investigated by federal, local and university authorities.
August 1, 2008
After a protracted legal battle, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has backed down on plans to build a security fence that would have cut off part of the joint campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. The campus is entirely in U.S. territory (although it is very close to the border with Mexico), but the security fences the government is building sometimes do not follow the border precisely.

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