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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June 12, 2008
Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."
June 12, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Carleton CollegeJorge Brioso, SpanishDavid Lefkowitz, artGregory Marfleet, political scienceAnna Moltchanova, philosophyVictoria Morse, historyWilliam North, historyGeorge Shuffelton, EnglishNoboru Tomonari, JapaneseCollege of Saint Rose
June 11, 2008
Education Department converts complaint of one rejected applicant to Princeton into a broad "compliance review" of the university's admissions system.
June 11, 2008
Two much-discussed trends in academe -- the adoption of corporate values and the decline in the percentage of faculty jobs that are on the tenure track -- are closely linked and require joint examination. That is the thesis of a new book, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, just published by Fordham University Press. Frank Donoghue, the author, is associate professor of English at Ohio State University.
June 11, 2008
American University is starting two new master of of science degrees: in finance and a combined finance and real estate degree.Onondaga Community College, in New York, is starting an accelerated business program in which students will be able to earn an associate degree in two years, attending classes only on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
June 11, 2008
Changes in federal tax law governing deferred compensation may create headaches for some faculty members. Deferred compensation is typically an issue for senior executives who want to avoid receiving too much of their income in any one tax year, but changes in tax law also apparently will apply to a group of academics who are not nearly as well compensated.
June 10, 2008
Adjuncts in the U.S. and Britain are hailing a decision by a labor board in the United Kingdom to grant a permanent contract to a University of Aberdeen researcher who had worked on a series of short-term contracts. The labor board found that the university had done so for long enough that the researcher was entitled to a full-time position.The Spellings Commission lives, in a way: The U.S.
June 10, 2008
New analysis suggests that convention wisdom is wrong -- and that stereotypes are preventing necessary discussion about education needs and trends.
June 9, 2008
Cases are among several being used by some alumni leaders to fight decisions by their alma maters.
June 9, 2008
A prominent Harvard University medical professor failed to report in a timely way most payments he received (a total of $1.6 million) from drug companies since 2000, in apparent violation of both university and federal rules, according to Sen.

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