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 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
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.
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
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 21, 2008
Agency cites procedural reasons in dismissing arguments of researcher who went on hunger strike to protest tenure denial, but says he would have lost on merits as well.
March 21, 2008
A panel of the City Council of Chicago voted Thursday to denounce the University of Chicago for refusing to bar investments in companies that do business in Sudan, the Chicago Tribune reported. The university's inaction, council members said, fails to recognize the evil of the genocide taking place in Darfur.
March 20, 2008
Mark G. Yudof, chancellor of the University of Texas System, has emerged as the leading candidate for the presidency of the University of California, and could be named to the post as early as today, the Los Angeles Times reported. Yudof, previously president of the University of Minnesota, would be taking a job that is among the most prominent in American higher education, given the stature of the California system.

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