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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January 19, 2018
Mary Baldwin College is starting a bachelor of arts program in autism studies and applied behavior analysis. Northeastern University is starting a master of science in media advocacy. Rocky Mountain College is starting a doctor of occupational therapy program.
January 18, 2018
A think tank and a legal organization, the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel, are starting a new effort to promote the use of rigorous high school assessments in college admissions decisions. In a policy brief released today, the groups argue that significant progress has been made in creating measures of high school learning that could be used in college admissions. These measures include performance assessment tests, capstone projects and portfolios of learning.
January 18, 2018
Elizabeth Kiss, who is finishing up as president of Agnes Scott College, was named Wednesday as the next leader of the Rhodes Trust, which runs the Rhodes Scholarships. Kiss will be the first woman to serve as warden (as the position is called) of the Rhodes Trust.
January 18, 2018
Oregon State University on Wednesday announced a $50 million gift from an alumnus for the university's College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift, the largest ever to the veterinary college, will pay for a doubling in size of Oregon State's Small Animal Hospital and numerous other improvements in teaching and research programs.
January 18, 2018
Newman University has called off a scheduled art exhibit called “Rainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History,” The Wichita Eagle reported. Some Roman Catholic leaders criticized the university for agreeing to the exhibit. A statement from the university cited "community concerns" and said that officials were concerned about “some confusion regarding the purpose and content of this particular exhibit.”
January 17, 2018
The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa is investigating racist videos posted by a sorority member from New Jersey on social medial, reported. One of the videos was posted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The videos use slurs for black people and numerous expletives. The national sorority said that the student, as a result of the videos, is no longer a member of its Alabama chapter.


May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
June 22, 2015
What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
April 7, 2015
Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  


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