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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January 3, 2017
Inside Higher Ed is today clarifying and adding to its guidelines on comments on articles that appear on the site. The guidelines aim to preserve an open forum for readers to discuss their views on the articles and essays published here, rather than abandoning or severely restricting such conversation as others have done. We strive, though, to promote an environment where those views may be shared and debated in a civil way. The guidelines may be found here.
January 3, 2017
Duke warns professors about emails from someone claiming to be a student, seeking information about their courses -- many in fields criticized by some on the right. Some Michigan and Denver faculty members have received similar emails but from different source.
January 3, 2017
The Business History Conference, an affiliate of the American Historical Association, has
January 3, 2017
D.C. appeals court rules that bloggers who compared professor to Jerry Sandusky may be sued for defamation.
January 3, 2017
University releases report on actions of law professor that stunned campus and prompted calls for her dismissal. Professor -- and others -- object to findings.
January 3, 2017
Stanford University took the unusual step Thursday of issuing a detailed statement objecting to an article in The New York Times about the university's handling of a sex assault case.
January 3, 2017
Marist, Olivet Nazarene and Talladega all face criticism for sending their bands.
January 3, 2017
American University announced Monday that it will remove a large statue of Leonard Peltier from outside its art museum.
January 3, 2017
Jobs for economics Ph.D.s -- whether they wish to work in or outside academe -- are plentiful, according to new data from the American Economic Association.
January 3, 2017
A study released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research (abstract available here) finds variation in the effectiveness of instructors at the University of Phoenix, using a required college algebra course to measure results. The study finds that there is not a relationship between pay and instructor effectiveness.

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