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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February 19, 2019
A freshman at Wheaton College in Massachusetts is on the lacrosse team but can't play in games because his head is too big, The Boston Globe reported. Thus far, no one has been able to create a helmet that fits him.
February 18, 2019
Some fear an emphasis on faculty publications is the last thing law schools and students need.
February 18, 2019
Creighton and Ferris State are the latest.
February 18, 2019
John Engler was pushed out as interim president of Michigan State University last month amid anger over remarks he made about the victims in the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The university's new interim president appears to be setting a different tone.
February 18, 2019
Amherst College, faced with servers that were not functioning, spent much of last week without access to email, Wi-Fi and campus networks. Officials set up hot spots at various places on campus while working to restore service. By the end of the week, service was getting back to normal. Updates are available on the college's Facebook page.
February 18, 2019
The value of liberal arts colleges; finances at Franklin & Marshall; recruiting students.
February 18, 2019
One president's thesis: to recruit more students straight from high school, it's time to admit that there's an image problem. New data show the stigma issue is real among high school counselors.
February 18, 2019
Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed. For minority students, achievement gaps are cut in half.
February 18, 2019
In February 2008, a gunman killed five students at Northern Illinois University before shooting and killing himself. Two of those killed in a workplace shooting in Aurora, Ill., Friday had ties to Northern Illinois. One was Trevor Wehner, a student who was on the first day of an internship. The other was Clay Parks, who graduated in 2014.
February 18, 2019
Dickinson student's essay sets off intense debate there and elsewhere about who dominates classroom discussions. While piece has been pummeled in conservative blogosphere, issues related to who speaks in class concern many in academe.

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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.
July 23, 2012
Association imposes $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts; university officials signed off. Penn State opts to take down what has become a controversial honor for the late coach, but library name will not be changed.
March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents is the latest in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. The article can be found here, and the survey report can be viewed here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Datatel+SGHE, Hobsons, InsideTrack and Pearson. On March 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the presidents' survey and their implications for higher education. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
September 26, 2011
At admissions meeting, many remain uncomfortable with a controversial strategy for recruiting international students, but evidence abounds that the practice is growing.
August 31, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:
May 5, 2011
For many private colleges, creating first-year class is far from over. Sewanee finds success with its tuition cut.

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