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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May 16, 2008
When a university awards a doctorate to a controversial figure, is the institution endorsing the free exchange of ideas or endorsing the person? Can colleges avoid the whole idea?
May 16, 2008
The House of Representatives voted 256-166 Thursday to support a major expansion of education benefits provided to veterans who have served since 9/11. The measure now moves to the Senate.
May 15, 2008
Mike Garrison has repeatedly said he has no plans to quit as president of West Virginia University, even after the Faculty Senate asked him to do so. On Wednesday, a mass meeting of the full faculty was held, and professors voted 565-39 to seek Garrison's ouster, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
May 15, 2008
New analysis shows significant gaps in percentages of enrollments at 2-year institutions, as well as in growth rates and tuition policies.
May 15, 2008
AAUP finds that university unfairly dismissed instructor as she was on the verge of obtaining job security.
May 14, 2008
Steven Aird gave out a lot of D's and F's at Norfolk State University. Tomorrow, he will be unemployed.
May 14, 2008
A frequent refrain of new faculty members, fresh from graduate school, is that earning a Ph.D. didn't train them to lead a course. A new book -- On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press) -- aims to help such professors. The author is James M.
May 14, 2008
The College of Charleston is starting a graduate certificate program in urban and regional planning.Gateway Community College, in Connecticut, is starting a certificate program for people who want to advise groups or individuals on how to construct sustainable buildings.Indiana University at Bloomington is starting a Ph.D.
May 14, 2008
The North Carolina Community College System announced Tuesday that, based on an advisory letter from the state Attorney General's office -- which cited federal law -- it would no longer admit illegal immigrants into degree programs. The decision came despite a statement on the matter from U.S.
May 13, 2008
The University of Delaware, in a vote Monday by the Faculty Senate, approved a new residence life programming policy that includes the goal of offering activities in dormitories that focus on issues such as sustainability, diversity, community and other topics -- in addition to social activities. Delaware dropped its programming policy last year amid complaints that students were being forced to participate in programs with ideological agendas.

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