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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April 23, 2013
Survey of community college leaders in distance education finds some interest and some skepticism about MOOCs and open educational resources.
April 23, 2013
Supreme Court rejects U. of Oregon appeal on suit by former graduate student. Higher ed groups believe ruling left standing endangers academic freedom in doctoral education, but ex-student's lawyer disagrees.
April 23, 2013
CareerCast.com has released its annual list of the best and worst jobs, and university professor is ranked the 14th best job out there. From the data and job description, it appears that the website was evaluating tenure-track positions, not adjuncts.  
April 23, 2013
The New York City campus being created by Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on Monday announced a $133 million gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Cornell alumni who are longtime givers to their alma mater and to the Technion. The new technology-oriented campus was the result of a competition organized by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
April 22, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Stuart Thomson of the University of Arizona explains the formation of Antarctica’s most dramatic and inaccessible features. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 22, 2013
Medievalists try to make sense of sudden departure (without a public explanation) of co-executive directors of their scholarly association.
April 22, 2013
Officials at the Alberta College of Art and Design are investigating the killing by a student of a chicken in the cafeteria of the college, Maclean’s reported. The student said that he was completing an assignment to film a public protest, and he wanted to create the protest by cutting off a chicken’s head.
April 22, 2013
Student journalists at Lewis & Clark College are criticizing administrators for forcing them to hold for four days an article about a lecture on campus by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. The college said that it wanted to clear the article with the Supreme Court press office before permitting publication.
April 22, 2013
We're introducing a new site design today, and welcome your feedback. Our editorial sections will be featuring more illustrations, and we are giving more prominence to sections that group together content on specialized subjects such as technology, diversity and international (see a menu bar on top of our home page). Our jobs site aims to make it easier for you to find the best open positions, tools for your job search and related editorial content. As with any new site launch, we suspect there are a few bugs to be worked out, and we appreciate your patience.
April 22, 2013
The idea of tiered tuition at California community colleges draws strong opposition from students, and the new system chancellor has come out strongly against the concept, but it keeps coming back.

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