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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August 3, 2015
The University of Connecticut on Friday reported a "criminal cyberintrusion" of its engineering college, and that hackers from China appear responsible. The university said it did not have evidence of data removal. But the university said that it is adopting new security measures as well as informing individuals and sponsors of research that could have been accessed.
August 3, 2015
25 gay rights groups urge Common Application to add optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
August 3, 2015
Researchers object to powerful lawmaker's bill that would require NSF to stipulate how each award relates to "national interest."
August 3, 2015
Cheyney University, a historically black institution in Pennsylvania, has been struggling with several years with deficits that have led the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to grant it three lines of credit. (Supporters blame inadequate state funding for the problems.) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that while many students and alumni highly value Cheyney, enrollment is dropping at a significant rate.
August 3, 2015
Purdue University is currently in the fourth year of a tuition freeze about which President Mitch Daniels has boasted widely. During the time that the freeze has been in place, the number of in-state undergraduates has dropped by 1,228 and the number of out-of-state students has gone up by 336, The Indianapolis Star reported.
August 3, 2015
Bergen Community College has eliminated the positions of 64 full-time lecturers, who taught full course loads off the tenure track, reported. Those who lost their full-time positions are being asked to apply for course-by-course adjunct posts, for which the pay per course is lower. The individual course positions, unlike the full-time lecturer jobs, have no benefits. The cuts do not affect tenured faculty members.  
August 3, 2015
The University of California at San Diego won a key first round last week in its legal battle with the University of Southern California over control of a massive database of research on Alzheimer’s disease. But on Friday, USC announced that it was suing UCSD, in a sign that this fight is not about to go away, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
August 3, 2015
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, used a radio show last week to question the way public universities are admitting out-of-state applicants.


Co-Authored Articles

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.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
December 9, 2010
At Belmont University, students and faculty question how fair and how Christian it is to force out a woman for being honest that her partner is pregnant.
December 11, 2006
Choice for interim president -- Robert Davila, who led deaf institute at RIT -- receives strong support.
October 30, 2006
Board bows to months of protests and dismisses Jane Fernandes.


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