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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July 2, 2015
The Chicago Tribune had to sue to get records of the expenses of Robert Breuder, who is currently on leave as president of the College of DuPage, a community college outside Chicago. The documents that were released show considerable spending that theoretically was about building relationships with donors, but frequently didn't involve donors so much as senior administrators, trustees and vendors.
July 2, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Keith Clay, biologist at Indiana University, details the increasing presence of these insects. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 2, 2015
Emmanuel Christian Seminary on Wednesday merged into Milligan College, a Christian institution located across a highway from its campus. Milligan has 1,200 students and the seminary has 162. Officials said that the college worked with the seminary on financial issues over the last few years, prior to the merger.  
July 2, 2015
Nizhny Novgorod State University this week fired an American vice rector, Kendrick White, shortly after a pro-Kremlin television show questioned why an American would have a senior position, the Associated Press reported. The television show criticized White for, among other things, hanging up portraits of American scientists. The rector, Yevgeny Chuprunov, asked about White's dismissal, said "such are the times now."  
July 2, 2015
Steven Salaita, the controversial academic whose job offer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was revoked last year, has a new job. He announced on Twitter that he will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies in the coming academic year, at the American University of Beirut.  
July 2, 2015
Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, two candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, shared thoughts on higher education in the past two days.
July 2, 2015
The National Coalition Against Censorship has written to officials of Crafton Hills College, in California, raising questions about an apparently mandatory trigger warning placed on the syllabus of a course on graphic novels. A student in the course this year, along with her parents, protested that she considered some of the novels (many of them award-winning and taught as literature on many campuses) were obscene.
July 2, 2015
Regulations issued for a new law in Massachusetts will make it possible for adjunct faculty members in the state to earn sick time, a right they didn't previously have. While a state law in theory provided the right, the adjuncts needed (and obtained) regulations from the state that outline how their work hours are counted so they can earn sick time.  
July 1, 2015
Two top Chinese universities -- Peking University and Tsinghua University -- have been taking to social media, each accusing the other of unfair tactics in attracting top students, The Wall Street Journal reported. Each accused the other of using money to lure students with top test scores to attend.
July 1, 2015
A national study released today finds that 70 percent of college students are stressed over their finances. The study, conducted by Ohio State University researchers, used a sample of students at 52 institutions, including two- and four-year, public and private colleges. Nearly 60 percent of students said that they worry about paying for college, while more than half worry about paying living expenses.


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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.
March 1, 2013
March 1 -- Campus leaders weighed in on timely topics such as affirmative action, the potential impact of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the security of their jobs in Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of College & University Presidents, the third annual survey of campus chief executives. It is the first conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. On Thursday, March 20, Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman was joined by Sanford Shugart, president of Valencia College, and S. Georgia Nugent, president of Kenyon College, to share and analyze the findings. To see a video of the webinar, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous support of Hobsons, Inceptia, Jenzabar, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and TIAA-CREF.


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