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 20, 2018
Many studies have shown that traditional-age, residential college students are no longer the norm in higher education. A study being released today builds on that by arguing that independent students (those without parental support) are the new majority. (Traditionally discussion of independent status has focused on those of traditional college age.) The report, by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says that the independent framework needs more analysis.
February 20, 2018
The New York Times marked Presidents' Day with a survey of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section, asking members to rank the presidents of the United States.
February 20, 2018
Administrator says it is "reverse racism" to seek more diversity in the names of buildings.
February 19, 2018
A president is on leave over allegations that include unwanted hugging. Should college leaders stick to handshakes?
February 19, 2018
Among those murdered were one student who had committed to attending the University of Indianapolis and another who was bound for Lynn University. Plus, past articles on colleges and national policies on gun violence.
February 19, 2018
A protest at the University of Hawaii Maui College last week included the seizure of the main U.S. and Hawaii flags from a flagpole on the campus, Maui News reported. Those protesting objected to the U.S. flag flying on top of the state flag. Officials have pledged to try to get money for two flagpoles so that the flags can be flown at equal heights on separate poles.
February 19, 2018
Only 20 percent of law graduates and 23 percent of M.B.A. graduates said that their programs "prepared me well for life outside of graduate school," according to a new survey by Gallup. And only 23 percent of law graduates and 42 percent of M.B.A.
February 19, 2018
Zimbabwe's anticorruption agency has arrested Levi Nyagura, vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, the BBC reported. Many have blamed Nyagura for the 2014 awarding of a Ph.D. to Grace Mugabe, wife of the country's then president. Academics and others have said that the doctorate cannot be legitimate since it was awarded just months after Mugabe enrolled, far too short a time to complete that degree.
February 19, 2018
New criticism of legacy admissions; fear of Chinese students; bias against Asian universities; work-study winners and losers.
February 19, 2018
University of Florida and University of South Florida lose rankings in nursing. Sam Houston loses ranking in education.

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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.
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.

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