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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May 26, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Arkansas State University
May 25, 2016
A protest at DePaul University on Tuesday disrupted and ended a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for the conservative website Breitbart.com whose campus speeches have led to protests at many colleges. Yiannopoulos, who criticizes feminism and diversity efforts on campuses, was speaking when others got on the stage and started speaking over him.
May 25, 2016
Some audience members shouted insults or boos at Maria Elena Salinas, the commencement speaker at California State University at Fullerton, during a talk to the communications college graduates Sunday, The Washington Post reported.
May 25, 2016
Alfred State College of Technology of the State University of New York is starting a bachelor of science major in health sciences. Bradley University is starting a master's degree in dietetics. Fresno Pacific University is starting a master's program in leadership and transformation.
May 25, 2016
Idaho State University has been sued by a tennis player who charges that he was the victim of religious discrimination and sexual harassment, The Post Register reported. The athlete who sued is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His lawsuit says that team members made fun of his Mormon faith, repeatedly badgering him with questions about sexual practices that would conflict with his faith.
May 25, 2016
ACT on Tuesday announced a series of changes in the way people may request accommodations in testing conditions. Many advocates for students with disabilities have said that it is too time-consuming and complicated to request such accommodations. The new system should cut the paperwork required and should, on average, decrease the time to be notified of decisions on requests by 10 days.
May 24, 2016
Part-time faculty members in Saint Louis University's College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education have voted to unionize, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The vote was 89 to 28. The Service Employees International Union has been campaigning to organize adjunct faculty members at St. Louis area colleges, and it has also won votes at St. Louis Community College and Washington University in St.

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March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
June 22, 2015
What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
April 7, 2015
Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  
October 2, 2013
Sidney Ribeau surprises campus by announcing that he will leave presidency at end of the year.
August 27, 2013
Aug. 27, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the perspectives of more than 2,000 college professors on topics such as how to measure quality in online education and the potential impact of massive open online courses. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. A copy of the survey report can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Sept. 12, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answer readers' questions. The Inside Higher Ed survey on faculty and technology was made possible in part by advertising from Deltak, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.  
August 26, 2013
President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.

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