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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June 8, 2009
A judge ruled last week in Colorado that not only is tenure a good thing for the professors who enjoy it, it is valuable to the public. Further, the court ruled that the value (to the public) of tenure outweighed the value of giving colleges flexibility in hiring and dismissing. That is a principle that faculty members say is very important and makes this case about much more than the specific issues at play.
June 5, 2009
Web site promises to give students corrupted files so they can pretend to turn in work -- and gain extra time until their professors figure out there is a problem.
June 4, 2009
10 university press directors back requirements for free online versions of federally sponsored research -- even as presses' association fights to end such a requirement.
June 4, 2009
Roosevelt University is starting a doctor of pharmacy program.The University of Arizona is starting a bachelor of science in public health.The University of Texas at El
June 4, 2009
Jim Leach becomes Obama's official nominee to lead National Endowment for the Humanities and pledges to bolster the agency and to respect peer review.
June 3, 2009
WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.
June 2, 2009
Linguistics society agrees on statement on appropriate research practices. Emphasis is on issues raised in studies of endangered languages.
June 2, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:California Lutheran University--Julia Fogg, religion--Haco Hoang, political science--Christina Soderlund, mathematics--Cecilia Travick-Jackson, educationCoastal Carolina University
June 1, 2009
The "10 percent" plan in Texas has been one of the most successful experiments ever tried to get more minority students into top public universities with race-neutral criteria. It spawned similar (if less ambitious) programs in California and Florida and prompted numerous debates about equity in higher education admissions.
May 29, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Among the greatest frustrations of campus mental health professionals is that those who need help the most may never seek out services that are available. “If you talk to college counseling directors about those on their campuses who have committed suicide, most of them never entered their centers," said Henry Chung, to many nods here, at a session at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association.


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