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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December 17, 2008
The National Research Council has once again fallen behind on plans to release its long awaited rankings of doctoral programs. The most recent timetable called for release of the methodology this month, and the actual rankings by mid-February. Now, the methodology will be released some time in January, with the rankings coming out sometime from mid-February to mid-March.
December 17, 2008
History group reminds departments that age discrimination is illegal. Does academe have a problem when it comes to evaluating candidates who aren't freshly minted Ph.D.'s?
December 17, 2008
Four institutions in Ohio -- the Air Force Institute of Technology, Central State University, the University of Dayton and Wright State University -- have jointly started a master's program in clean and renewable energy.The Fashion Institute of Technology is starting a bachelor of science program in technical design.
December 16, 2008
The competition to test foreign students on their knowledge of English continues to heat up.
December 16, 2008
Arne Duncan, the superintendent of schools in Chicago, is expected to be named today by President-elect Barack Obama as his pick for education secretary, The New York Times reported. Duncan is well regarded by advocates of school reform -- and is widely praised for changes he pushed in Chicago, where he is a friend of Obama's.
December 15, 2008
The requests to President-elect Obama continue to arrive from academic groups (and most other kinds of groups, too). The Association of American Universities on Friday released a letter urging the incoming administration to consider such measures as creating a program to help colleges forced to delay building projects because of the changes in the credit markets, providing $750 million for academic research facilities modernization, and providing up to $1.8 billion to allow research universities to hire young scientists and engineers for tenure-track positions.
December 15, 2008
Prominent historians are charging that the U.S. State Department office responsible for publishing documents that are essential for research on foreign policy is in "crisis," endangering the historical record and important scholarly work.
December 15, 2008
Students who use ADHD medications without prescriptions do so more for studying than partying -- and generally feel that the drug use pays off, survey finds.
December 12, 2008
Professors, students and some donors are furious over the ouster of Don Guter as dean of Duquesne University's law school, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Since Guter became dean, in 2005, the bar passage rate has jumped to 97 percent from 68 percent. But tensions have been reported between Guter and Charles Dougherty, the university's president.
December 11, 2008
Steve Chu, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics, is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama's pick for energy secretary. Background about his career may be found here. Faculty members at the New School have voted no confidence in Bob Kerrey, the former U.S. senator who is the institution's president, The New York Times reported.

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