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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September 25, 2009
A variety of strategies -- some of which would be expensive to continue -- got institutions through the last, economically messy year, survey finds.
September 25, 2009
New battle emerges over online tools to let students apply with ease to many institutions. Is the Common Application about to face an entirely different form of competition?
September 22, 2009
When in doubt, sue. That philosophy has become an expected part of American society and (to the frustration of many in higher education) academe as well. A new book -- The Trials of Academe: The New Era of Campus Litigation (Harvard University Press) -- combines humor and history to examine the impact (most of it negative) of academic disputes landing in court. Amy Gajda, the author, is assistant professor of journalism and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
September 17, 2009
TIAA-CREF survey of academic employees nearing retirement age finds plenty of concern about finances, but relatively modest shifts in investment strategies.
September 16, 2009
Gains by female, minority and American students led to 4.5% increase in those starting programs in fall of 2008.
September 16, 2009
AAUP releases plan to add due process and other rights -- including more information about renewal of assignments -- to its statement on academic freedom.
September 15, 2009
5 major research universities pledge to set up system of payments for work their professors publish in free, online journals -- aiming to shift economic model of scholarly communication.
September 15, 2009
Leading universities, frustrated by shrinking space in mainstream media for research coverage, decide to go right to the public with their news.

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