The prestigious immersion program supported by the Scripps Howard Fund is designed for leaders of journalism and mass communications schools.
Jan Lauren Boyles, associate professor and associate director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, was selected to attend a prestigious immersion program. The initiative, designed to train leaders of journalism and mass communications schools, is supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
The program returned in July after a several-year hiatus through a new partnership with the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The 2023 cohort includes associate deans, department chairs, faculty members and scholars interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic institution.
“I deeply value the opportunities that Iowa State University and the Greenlee School have provided me to grow as a leader,” Boyles said. “I look forward to bringing the best practices that I gained at the Academy back to Hamilton Hall in continued support of our talented faculty, staff and students.”
The theme of the 2023 academy was “Innovating in Transformative Times.” The three-day gathering focused on the challenges facing journalism and mass communications schools and the industry, as changing demands test the relevancy of programs today.
Key topics addressed include:
- Fundraising and budgeting
- Faculty relations
- Academic affairs and institutional leaders
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) practices and connecting academia to industry
The Academy was previously held at Louisiana State University. It’s back in 2023, with the program held for the first time at Syracuse, thanks to a generous gift from the Scripps Howard Fund.