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 17, 2015
A Florida appeals court has upheld, 2-to-1, regulations imposed by the State Department of Education on faculty contracts at the state college system in Florida, CBS Miami reported. The rules have been opposed by faculty leaders in the state, who have argued that the board exceeded its authority in imposing them.
February 17, 2015
Horry-Georgetown Technical College has issued an apology for the way a faculty member handed out M&Ms at an event for children, MyHorryNews.com reported. The M&Ms were in pill containers, and labeled "happy pills." Some parents complained that this gave children the wrong idea about the real pills normally found in pill containers.
February 17, 2015
Current and former students at South Carolina State University have filed a federal lawsuit against the state, accusing it of illegal discrimination against the institution and the black students it serves, The State reported. The lawsuit argues that the state of South Carolina caused enrollment declines by failing to provide enough money to the university, and by approving duplicative programs at other public colleges.
February 17, 2015
Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.
February 17, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Ian Hawes, a University of Canterbury lecturer, discusses his work using underwater drones to map ice algae in Antarctica. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 17, 2015
Princeton University on Monday announced a beque
February 17, 2015
An article in The Los Angeles Times profiles a legal battle between the University of California at Los Angeles and the heirs of donors who 50 years ago gave their home and its large Japanese garden to the university. The garden is considered one of the finest of its kind in the United States. UCLA, saying it can't afford to keep up the garden, wants to sell the garden, but the heirs say this would break a promise to maintain it in perpetuity.  
February 17, 2015
In the wake of a report last week about presidential influence on admissions decisions at the University of Texas at Austin, the chancellor of the UT system on Monday announced the creation of a committee to review admissions practices and policies. Chancellor William H.
February 17, 2015
Of the 46,634 Wisconsin adults enrolled in private institutions (most of them for-profit) during 2012 and 2013, 36.5 percent dropped out within 2 years, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. The report says that the highest dropout rates were at online for-profit institutions. A press release accompanying the report noted the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, has proposed eliminating the board, to “decrease the regulatory and fiscal burden on private, for-profit schools.” David C.
February 17, 2015
New international study compares young adults in U.S. with those of other O.E.C.D. nations -- and the results won't cheer Americans.

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