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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June 25, 2008
The Apollo Group is the king of for-profit higher education, parent of the University of Phoenix. By comparison, Grand Canyon University, another for-profit college in Phoenix, is David to Apollo's Goliath. But that's obviously not quite how Brian Mueller sees it. Mueller, the president of the Apollo Group and the driving force behind the University of Phoenix's highly successful online division, is betting that Grand Canyon's future is brighter -- or perhaps more profitable -- than Apollo's.
June 24, 2008
Teachers College of Columbia University has terminated the employment of Madonna G. Constantine, a tenured professor who was found by a university inquiry to have used the work of others in her papers numerous times. College officials referred calls to an outside public relations company, which in turn would only confirm that Constantine has been terminated, but that she may appeal the decision.
June 24, 2008
Just months after Amazon launched its portable reader, academic publishing is starting to experiment with the model.
June 24, 2008
Mount St. Mary's College, in California, is starting a program that will train nurses with associate degrees to earn a master's degree in nursing in three years.The School of Visual Arts is starting an M.F.A.
June 23, 2008
College Board shifts policy to help repeat (generally wealthier) test takers; new study backs board claims on writing test, but questions whether verbal exam adds anything.
June 23, 2008
Overall supply of positions suggests new Ph.D.'s have options, but criminology appears more popular with hiring committees than with grad students.
June 23, 2008
Charitable giving in the United States reached $306.39 billion in 2007, up 3.9 percent in a year, according to "Giving USA," an annual study whose 2008 edition is being released today.
June 20, 2008
As university presses consider new economic models for online publishing, a new report urges them to think beyond getting started -- and to issues such as how to sustain efforts that are created. "Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources," was released by Ithaka, a nonprofit group promoting the use of such models.
June 20, 2008
New Northwestern option comes amid interest in substantial shifts in the models of legal education. Dayton, pioneer in a compressed program, sees encouraging results.
June 19, 2008
New analysis of start of academic careers finds gender equity except at research universities, where women face 9% deficit. Black and Latino professors found to earn more than others.

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