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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August 25, 2009
Technology is changing higher education in more ways than can be counted. Distance education has become common. Leading universities are putting course materials or even entire courses online -- free. The Obama plan for community colleges envisions free online courses that could be used nationwide. Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, surveys this landscape in The World Is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (Jossey-Bass).
August 25, 2009
Adjunct leader who spoke out about untruthful benefit forms found that after winning a battle, he lost his courses. But things turned around when he spoke out again.
August 24, 2009
State and local support for higher education grew 5.7 percent during the last fiscal year -- just before the economy fell apart.
August 24, 2009
Eyebrows were raised when Old Dominion hired a legislator to run the center he secured with an appropriation. Everyone said the job talks followed the legislative help he gave. But that wasn't true.
August 21, 2009
U.S. releases guidance for colleges on possible flu outbreaks. Goal is to keep institutions open, but officials say fall semester could pose unusual challenges.
August 21, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Central Michigan University Christopher Ingersoll, physical education and sport Michael Sandstrom, psychology Minghui Chai, chemistry Jewish Theological Seminary Beth Berkowitz, Talmud and rabbinics Southern Methodist University
August 20, 2009
Even before the midnight embargo lifted last night, colleges started sending out announcements about how they fared in this year's annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The boasting -- at least sometimes by colleges that criticize the rankings -- is a tradition each August. We'll let you go to the magazine itself to find out who is No. 1, but can assure you that there are no shockers. What may be more newsworthy is the annual fight over participation in the survey portion -- seen by many as the least valid part of the rankings.
August 19, 2009
Overall scores are stagnant and some racial gaps grow, but testing outfit sees progress because of rapid expansion of the test-taking pool and shifts in preparedness.

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