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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March 17, 2008
A single University of Michigan professor taught 294 independent studies for students, 85 percent of them athletes, from the fall of 2004 to the fall of 2007, according to The Ann Arbor News. According to the report, which kicks off a series on Michigan athletics and was based on seven months of investigation, many athletes reported being steered to the professor, and said that they earned three or four credits for meeting with him as little as 15 minutes e
March 14, 2008
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted down, 71-29, a proposal to ban earmarks for one year, The Washington Post reported. Earmark critics -- including the three senators running for president -- say that the practice of directing projects to specific colleges (or other entities) encourages wasteful spending.
March 14, 2008
Should a private admissions counselor also be able to work for a school or college?
March 14, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:College of the Holy Cross
March 13, 2008
Board of anthropology association pushes ahead to restore prohibition on studies that can't be shared, but hesitates on absolutist language encouraged by members.
March 13, 2008
The Boston Zoning Commission on Wednesday set a limit of four on the number of students who can live together off-campus. The Boston Globe reported that the policy was met with strong support from college officials and neighborhood groups, but with intense opposition from student groups. Supporters said that the measure was needed to minimize the student culture of late-night parties in otherwise quiet residential areas.
March 12, 2008
Blackboard won another round this week in its patent fight with Desire2Learn over course management software, but both sides played down the potential impact. The latest development -- stemming from a federal jury's ruling in Blackboard's favor last month -- is an injunction against Desire2Learn selling certain versions of its course-management systems with the disputed technology. The judge who issued the injunction also issued a 60 day stay.
March 12, 2008
"We wouldn't dream of training doctors only from a book." In many ways, that quote from the dean of the law school at Washington and Lee University sums up a dramatic curricular change announced this week -- in which the law school is adding the equivalent at the very least of dissections, if not of medical residencies. The law school is completely replacing all academic courses in the third year of its program with "experiential" courses in which students will perform work equivalent to that done by lawyers.
March 12, 2008
Federal data show that for first time, more full-time college professionals are administrators than instructors.
March 11, 2008
In-depth study at Kingsborough Community College suggests the potential impact of "learning communities" to get more students doing college-level work.

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