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 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Robert Heverly of Albany Law School explores the legal implications surrounding differing definitions of the Internet. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 5, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced Monday that it will not change the ranking of Bucknell University even though the institution submitted false data on SAT and ACT averages for several years. When the actual numbers are used, U.S.
February 5, 2013
The president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association resigned his position last week to protest the university's failure to put a representative of the association on the search committee looking for the replacement for Chancellor Nancy Cantor, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Brian Spector, the alumni leader, said he considered it "unacceptable" that the search committee lacked an official alumni representative. Richard L.
February 5, 2013
When word spread this weekend that a massive open online course about online education had to be suspended due to technology problems that left many students angry, officials from Coursera and the Georgia Institute of Technology were not available for comment.
February 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Richard Walker of the University of Maryland at College Park reveals what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 4, 2013
More than half of the 125 students investigated in a cheating scandal at Harvard University have been told to withdraw for up to a year, Bloomberg reported. Half of those remaining were placed on probation. The investigations and punishments have drawn considerable attention, and some have questioned whether cheating really took place.
February 4, 2013
1 in 4 of the colleges that use the company's LMS lost service last week, some for as long as 72 hours. Will its reputation suffer?
February 4, 2013
The University of British Columbia is giving all female, tenure-track faculty members a 2 percent raise, The Globe and Mail reported. The move follows a series of studies that found female professors earning less than their male counterparts. Some of that gap is explained by factors that were not deemed to constitute gender bias.

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