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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September 19, 2012
Students at OCAD University, an arts institution in Toronto, are furious about a required custom textbook for an art course for which they must pay $180, but which does not feature any illustrations. Petitions are attracting signatures. Bloggers are expressing outrage, and word is spreading.
September 19, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Sid McGuirk of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University explains how the air traffic control system is able to track and maintain the safety of thousands of daily flights. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 18, 2012
The economy's impact on giving to higher education isn't always what one might expect, according to a new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Using a national sample of colleges and universities, the study found a positive correlation between average income and house values in a state and donations by the people who live in that state.
September 18, 2012
A faculty member at Brevard Community College has requested and been granted an unpaid leave after she was alleged to have used class time to urge students to vote for President Obama and handed out campaign material on behalf of the Obama campaign and other Democratic candidates for office, Florida Today reported. Sharon Sweet, the faculty member, did not respond to requests for comment.
September 18, 2012
About 70 percent of the British public believes that caps should be placed on the number of foreign students who can enroll there, according to a poll discussed by Times Higher Education. Anti-immigrant groups cheered the results. Andrew Green, chairman of MigrationWatch UK, said: "This gives the lie to those who have been claiming that the public are not concerned about student inflows.
September 18, 2012
Saint Louis University announced Monday that administrators were no longer proposing a post-tenure review system that generated considerable faculty anger, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The proposal would have required full reviews every six years in a way that left faculty leaders saying that their tenure would be worthless.
September 18, 2012
LSU evacuates campus just days after three other institutions made similar decisions. Is there a pattern?
September 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Richard Aronson of the Florida Institute of Technology reveals the connection between coral growth and El Niño. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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