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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January 29, 2009
Many colleges have announced hiring freezes, but some institutions in New England are pushing ahead with searches or even adding searches, viewing this as a perfect time to attract faculty talent. The Boston Globe reported that Northeastern University is searching for 46 professors, Tufts for 52, and that new teaching positions have been created at Amherst and Emerson Colleges and the College of the Holy Cross.
January 28, 2009
Outrage is growing over Monday's announcement by Brandeis University that it plans to bolster its finances by selling all 6,000 pieces of art in its museum -- in violation of museum ethics codes that permit the sale of art only to purchase more art.
January 28, 2009
Obama designates as NLRB chair a member who backs collective bargaining at private universities -- and that could be key step in reviving campaigns that have been stagnant since 2004.
January 27, 2009
University hopes noted 6,000 piece collection will bolster finances, but move violates museum standards. Institution also considers "meta-majors" and adding business programs.
January 27, 2009
Professors in Seattle find success in teaching information literacy and basic research skills -- as a means to engage students in a discipline many of them are disinclined to like.
January 26, 2009
SEATTLE -- Community college students are no more likely to transfer to four-year institutions in states where there are articulation agreements designed to ease such transfers than they are in states without them, according to a new study. But having more tenured faculty members at community colleges does make a difference.
January 26, 2009
The City University of New York is considering plans for a new community college that would also be a new kind of community college. The New York Times reported that ideas under consideration include requiring students to be enrolled full time and limiting majors to fields with good opportunities.
January 23, 2009
Many of its peers among elite public and private universities have already adopted financial aid plans that ensure a minimum level of aid for students from families beneath a certain income level. But given its size and the large numbers of low-income students it enrolls, compared to many other highly selective institutions, the prospect of the University of California ensuring enough scholarship and grant assistance to fully cover the systemwide price of students from families with incomes below the California median of $60,000 is still a big deal. The university's president, Mark G.
January 23, 2009
Dalton State College, in Georgia, is starting bachelor's programs in English and history, with options in each program for certification for secondary education.
January 23, 2009
New center with backing from key education groups will compile data and case studies on evaluation of student learning. And new coalition plans to speak on higher ed's response to demands for accountability.

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