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 17, 2009
U.S. News & World Report is on the verge of officially announcing a major expansion of its rankings Web site. The announcement will focus on the new "University Directory" that has been in beta. The directory has a broader focus than the rankings -- with extensive listings in distance education and adult continuing education, not just the four-year residential colleges that are the focus of the rankings.
June 15, 2009
In two cases, and another in which censure was lifted, focus was treatment of adjuncts. Association also drafts policies to call for more protections for graduate students.
June 15, 2009
Founder of non-traditional law school is creating undergraduate institution, hoping to apply similar ideas to keep costs unusually low for private higher education.
June 12, 2009
German programs are finding themselves on the chopping block -- leaving language scholars frustrated.
June 12, 2009
International survey finds that American faculty members don't feel that they have much influence over key aspects of higher education and most feel they haven't seen major improvements in working conditions during their careers.
June 10, 2009
Why do some public colleges always seem to fare better on state appropriations than others? Research helps, but so does a campus in a Democratic state.
June 9, 2009
Surveys by NACAC finds high schools reporting more students being influenced by cost, and colleges seeing signs of those choices.
June 8, 2009
A judge ruled last week in Colorado that not only is tenure a good thing for the professors who enjoy it, it is valuable to the public. Further, the court ruled that the value (to the public) of tenure outweighed the value of giving colleges flexibility in hiring and dismissing. That is a principle that faculty members say is very important and makes this case about much more than the specific issues at play.
June 8, 2009
U.S. News gave U. of Southern California top 10 status in engineering based in part on its faculty members who are in National Academy of Engineering. But the numbers don't add up and U.S. News never checked.
June 5, 2009
Web site promises to give students corrupted files so they can pretend to turn in work -- and gain extra time until their professors figure out there is a problem.

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