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 27, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Donna Decker, professor of English at Franklin Pierce University, analyzes the importance of personal interviews. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 26, 2015
John Montalbano has stepped down temporarily as board chair of the University of British Columbia amid an investigation into allegations that he violated a professor's academic freedom, The Globe and Mail reported.
August 26, 2015
Layoffs at La Salle University recently ended the jobs of 23 people, or about 3 percent of the workforce, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The layoffs followed a significant decline in the number of freshmen, which is currently projected to be 725, down 16 percent from the class of a year ago, which was 860. University leaders said they are planning changes to bolster La Salle, which currently has a $12 million budget shortfall.
August 26, 2015
Essay defending association is denounced as belittling diversity concerns and promoting stereotypes.
August 26, 2015
Racial gaps persist, as does link between rigor of courses and test scores.
August 26, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Rolf Vinebrook, a biologist at the University of Alberta, discusses his research focusing on inland lakes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 25, 2015
Lindsey Schiffler returned from a recent trip to find her apartment had been robbed, and among the items taken was a flash drive containing both raw data and personal observations for her dissertation for her doctorate in leadership at the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota, The Star-Tribune reported. Before she left on her trip, she emailed a dissertation draft to her professors, so that exists.
August 25, 2015
Winthrop University is one of several institutions debating what to do about buildings named for Ben Tillman, a racist 19th-century politician who played a key role in building up a number of public universities in South Carolina. On Monday, the university announced that a hall named for Tillman had been vandalized, the second such instance this year. The university did not reveal the nature of the vandalism, other than to reference graffiti.

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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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