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 27, 2008
Central Texas College is starting an associate of applied science degree program in homeland security.Goshen College has announced three new majors in its communications program: broadcasting, journalism and public relations.Pennsylvania State University is starting a master's degree in international affairs.The
March 27, 2008
Colleges are upping the number of applicants they place on waiting lists this year, given that major changes in the economy and institutional aid policies have more admissions officials feeling uncertain about what their yields -- the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll -- will be, The Boston Globe reported.
March 26, 2008
Five years ago, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor saved affirmative action in public college admissions when she crafted the majority decision affirming the consideration of race in admissions by the University of Michigan's law school. While O'Connor found justifications for the (limited) consideration of race and ethnicity, she also spoke of the need for such consideration to stop at some point.
March 25, 2008
The push toward group assignments. The rise of portfolios to document student progress. The backlash against the SAT and standardized testing, and the push to consider new ways that colleges might judge students’ creativity and knowledge. The idea that IQ isn't destiny.
March 25, 2008
Surveys abound showing that women in academe (and the rest of society) earn less than men. Likewise theories abound for why this is the case, so many years after it ceased to be acceptable for deans (or other bosses) to automatically assume a woman could make do with less.
March 25, 2008
The Graduate Employees' Organization of the University of Michigan, an American Federation of Teachers unit that represents graduate instructors, is planning to strike today and tomorrow, following the close of negotiations Monday night without a new contract. A statement from the union said that while progress was being made on some issues, the university refused to continue negotiating into the night, and that there had been only "minimal movement" on salary issues and mental health benefits.
March 24, 2008
A new survey -- by the researchers who study the engagement levels of community college students -- is looking specifically at how they start their programs, and the results suggest some cause for concern. The Survey of Entering Student Engagement, in a pilot survey at 22 colleges during the fourth and fifth weeks of the semester, found that only one third of new students had met with an academic advisor to plan goals and that 41 percent had not used any academic advising or planning services at the college. A larger survey is planned next year.
March 24, 2008
Has "no loans" replaced "need blind"? When institutions adopt the former without the latter, is equity served? Have colleges been too quick to define all loans as bad?
March 24, 2008
Faculty groups fear federal court decision endangers the right of professors at public institutions to speak out on matters of campus policy.
March 24, 2008
The median salary for mid-level administrators increased 3.9 percent in 2007-8, according to a report released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.The increase is up from last year's 3.8 percent gain, and a 3.3 percent hike the year before that.

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