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 13, 2009
Saudi Arabia released a noted political science and human rights activist, Matrook Al-Faleh, from prison over the weekend, without explaining his freedom or why he was held in a maximum security facility for nearly eight months, CNN reported. Al-Faleh, a professor at King Saud University, was detained shortly after he spoke out against prison conditions in the country.
January 13, 2009
It's not like professors to think that they are so well compensated that it's not worth hoping for a $10,000 bonus. But out of more than 2,000 faculty members at Texas A&M University's main campus, only about 300 have agreed to vie for a bonus being offered for their teaching -- and all they would need to do is have a survey distributed to their students.
January 12, 2009
Carlow University, in Pennsylvania, is starting a doctor of nursing practice program.Hennepin Technical College, in Minnesota, is starting an associate of applied science program in professional sales.Southern Methodist University is starting a master of arts in advertising with a focus on s
January 12, 2009
As U. of Texas again tries to change controversial admissions system, new research shows its value for minority students who get in and challenges "mismatch" theory.
January 12, 2009
What is the faculty role in promoting diversity on campus? A series of essays, all by authors who see a major role, make up Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies, which was just published by Rutgers University Press. The editor of the collection -- Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude, assistant professor of Africana studies at the College of New Jersey -- responded to questions about the themes of the book.
January 12, 2009
Faculty leaders in the Texas A&M University System are objecting to a plan to award bonuses to some professors based solely on reviews in student evaluations, The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported. Professors say that the plan will effectively exclude professors who teach difficult subject matter and may encourage grade inflation.
January 9, 2009
With rumors swirling that the board of Pacific Oaks College could decide as early as today to close the institution, the president and board chair issued a statement late Thursday that may not reassure. The statement says that the college "is in a financial crisis due to falling enrollment," and that the credit crunch has made it difficult for some to enroll.
January 9, 2009
2009 appropriations for higher education could be up by 0.9 percent, but probably will see a decline -- and a sharp drop from 3 straight years of increases in excess of 6 percent.
January 9, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Middlebury CollegeJason Arndt, psychologyLouisa Burnham, historyJessica Holmes, economicsChristian Keathley, film and media cultureUniversity of Texas at AustinAydogan Alti, financeJennifer Ebbeler, classicsJennifer Huang, financeClemens Sialm, finance
January 8, 2009
Student affairs administrators are increasingly debating how to use Facebook and other social networking tools -- and whether and how to monitor student use. A new book -- Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture (Routledge) -- aims to offer some guidance. The authors are Ana M.

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