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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December 7, 2007
A jury on Thursday ordered California State University at Fresno to pay $19.1 million to Stacy Johnson-Klein for illegally firing her as women's basketball coach, The Fresno Bee reported. Johnson-Klein's suit claimed that she was fired out of sexism and because of her advocacy for female athletes at Fresno State -- charges that the university denied.
December 7, 2007
New data suggest that more people who start doctoral programs are sticking with them, at least in the sciences.
December 7, 2007
One study finds Western universities rushing in without a plan. Another study questions institutes being created by Chinese government at universities worldwide.
December 6, 2007
6 departments have now distanced themselves from their professional association's stance on interrogations, which they consider ethically inadequate.
December 6, 2007
Only 1 of the 25 faculty members granted tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year is a woman, The Boston Globe reported. Over the last decade, the number of women granted tenure has ranged from 0 to 8 in a year while the number of men granted tenure has ranged from 10 to 24.
December 5, 2007
Data from 71 Division III colleges suggest a gap in the academic performance of male athletes and non-athletes. The College Sports Project announced Tuesday that it has released reports to 71 presidents of Division III colleges and universities that compare academic performance between athletes and non-athletes at the end of their first year at the institution. The reports are part of a five-year longitudinal study, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Individual results by institution will remain anonymous.
December 5, 2007
With more colleges participating, COACHE project issues new list of exemplary institutions -- and continues to find that some are not among the wealthiest or most prestigious.
December 5, 2007
With federal and state officials, accreditors and others all talking about the importance of assessment, what's going on in classrooms? Assessment, after all, takes place every time a professor gives a test. A new volume of essays, Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass) argues that assessments in the classroom could be more creative and more useful to the educational process.
December 4, 2007
Doctoral education in the United States, though the envy of the world, needs serious reforms that require a new emphasis on the creation of "intellectual communities" that will change the roles of both professors and graduate students, argues a book being released today by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching.
December 4, 2007
Houghton Mifflin said Monday that the publishing company had agreed to sell its college textbook division to Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson Learning) for $750 million in cash. Houghton said the deal would allow it to focus on its elementary and secondary school market, following on its $4 billion purchase this summer of Harcourt Education.As if on cue, the U.S.

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