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Day Two: Keynote

Scrutiny and Demands from All Sides on Higher Ed

Higher education faces increased demands from all sides — from prospective and enrolled students, from tuition-paying parents, from cost-conscious politicians and from the public. This talk will review the sources and reasons for the heightened pressures — and some of the ways that colleges are responding. Among the topics to be covered: building and fostering community with constituents, college costs, questions about the value of higher education, race relations and diversity, campus security and funding. Plenty of time will be provided for questions.

Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik is editor and 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.