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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April 14, 2008
Accreditors have many detailed rules that they expect colleges to meet -- requirements that relate to courses, faculties, facilities, money and more. But what about the use of adjunct faculty members -- an issue that is the subject of increasing debate in higher education? What have the accreditors said or done?
April 14, 2008
AAUP points to gaps in pay for professors and presidents, and sees decline against inflation, but method of calculating total increase is questioned.
April 11, 2008
Scholars are outraged by Southern Cal's decision to eliminate department. Do European languages need to be cut to make more room for Arabic and Chinese?
April 11, 2008
Many families of those killed or injured in last year's shootings at Virginia Tech have agreed to a settlement with the state that will avoid lawsuits by those involved, and provide them with new information about the university's handling of the tragedy, The Roanoke Times reported. While details were not released, the financial settlement is about $11 million.
April 10, 2008
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Wednesday signed into law a series of bills introduced in response to last year's killings at Virginia Tech.
April 10, 2008
The history of American higher education since 1940 is full of dramatic changes -- the growth of the modern scientific enterprise, desegregation, the impact of the GI bill, the campus unrest of the 60s, and so forth. Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender set out to tell that story with documents -- from both establishment figures and their critics -- in American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005, just published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
April 9, 2008
Colleges consider how to end salary compression and inversion – and whether it’s time to spend more on keeping faculty talent than getting new faculty talent.
April 9, 2008
U.S. News & World Report may be on the verge of significant changes in its methodology.
April 9, 2008
A New Jersey high school student has prompted a major publisher to remove some passages and consider revisions in a textbook used for Advanced Placement government courses and in many introductory colleges in political science, the Associated Press reported. Matthew LeClair noticed statements questioning global warming and implying that climate change -- now accepted by a wide consensus of researchers -- is not reality.
April 8, 2008
Davenport University, a private institution based in Grand Rapids, has announced that it will close several Michigan and Indiana campuses, the Associated Press reported. Employees at the campuses that are closing are being encouraged to apply for openings at the main campus, so it is unclear if jobs will be lost.Five professors were awarded Pulitzer Prizes Monday.

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