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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Most Recent Articles

November 16, 2007
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is preparing a new way to compare what students in higher education learn all over the world. The Economist reported that the basis for the rankings would be actual surveys of what students know. The first rankings are not expected until 2010.
November 15, 2007
Federal officials have finally said why they were delaying -- and eventually rejecting -- the visa application of Adam Habib, a prominent South African social scientist, to come to the United States for various academic meetings. Legal papers filed by the government said Habib "had engaged in terrorist activities." But those papers didn't detail the allegations, which were immediately denounced by Habib's many backers. The American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing over the visa denial.
November 15, 2007
Congress is jazzed about plan to embarrass colleges with above-average tuition increases. But will the "watch list" identify profligate spenders -- or discriminate against colleges with working class students?
November 14, 2007
It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.
November 14, 2007
Research coming out today finds (surprise) that faculty members lean to the left -- and charges that "groupthink" limits hiring and other decisions.
November 13, 2007
Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.
November 12, 2007
More colleges are conducting full background reviews of potential employees -- and debating whether faculty positions should be covered.
November 12, 2007
State universities unveil template and announce first participants in effort to inform and assure public and policy makers; University of California opts out.
November 12, 2007
Two students at the Rochester Institute of Technology were killed in a fire in an off-campus house early Friday, and a third student was injured, on the day of the inauguration of William Destler as president of the university, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. Destler's inauguration went on as scheduled but with a moment of silence for the dead students.
November 9, 2007
The major donor to the University of California at Irvine's new law school was promised that the chancellor would "periodically and confidentially consult" with him about the selection of the first dean and future deans, the Los Angeles Times reported, based on a gift agreement it obtained. Irvine's chancellor faced an uproar when he withdrew an offer of the dean's job to a prominent legal scholar whose political views are to the left of those of the donor.


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