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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March 6, 2008
Budget bill for community colleges in Washington State may represent union campaign's first success at shifting positions from part-time to full-time -- and the plan is not embraced by all adjuncts.
March 6, 2008
Robert M. O'Neil has been a player on academic freedom issues from many perspectives. He has been a university president (University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin System), a legal scholar (law professor at U.Va.), and First Amendment advocate (director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression). He has also been chair of the American Association of University Professors' committee on academic freedom.
March 6, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Northeastern UniversityJessica Blom-Hoffman, counseling and applied educational psychologyRupal Patel, speech-language pathologyRavi Sundaram, computer and information scienceOccidental CollegeAnthony Chase, diplomacy and world affairsMary Beth Heffernan, studio artsSita Nataraj Slavov, economicsUniversity of Texas at Austin
March 5, 2008
New national data show that what has been a traumatic decade for computer science departments is finally starting to turn around. For the first time since 2000, the number of newly declared undergraduate majors at doctoral-granting computer science departments is up.
March 5, 2008
The California attorney general's office on Tuesday issued a letter backing the way California State University East Bay fired an instructor who wanted to modify the loyalty oath required of all state employees. Cal State has been much criticized by faculty and employee groups for its decision to dismiss Marianne Kearney-Brown, who tried to insert the word "nonviolently" before a pledge of support for the U.S. Constitution.
March 4, 2008
Salisbury University, in Maryland, on Monday released early data suggesting success for its new policy of making the SAT optional for applicants with high school grade-point averages of at least 3.5. While many liberal arts colleges have gone SAT optional, Salisbury is being closely watched by many because it is a larger public university, with a freshman class of 1,200. Salisbury now has its first semester of data on the 220 students admitted who did not submit SAT scores.
March 4, 2008
Antioch University's announcement last week that its board had "reconfirmed" plans to shutter Antioch College at the end of this academic year has prompted a flurry of activity to prevent that from happening.
March 4, 2008
Graduates of women's colleges are significantly more likely than women who graduated from other liberal arts colleges or from public flagships to have graduate degrees, according to data released Monday.
March 3, 2008
At Hunter College, was a professor pressured to teach a course "sponsored" by an industry group, based in part on creating a fake student to fool other students?
March 3, 2008
Instructor at Cal State East Bay loses position after trying to amend required statement.

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