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The Evolving Faculty Affairs Landscape
Expectations for and demands on faculty members are changing – and college and university leaders need to adapt how they hire, evaluate and support professors to respond to those changes.

Some of these changes have unfolded over decades: the steady erosion in the proportion of professors who operate within the tenure system, increasing research requirements at many institutions, stagnating pay and steadily rising demands related to assessment, committee work and technology.

The turmoil of the past two years has scrambled the academic workplace in ways that are only just beginning to become clear. Instructors took on added responsibility for student well-being even as they struggled with their own, colleges and universities faced intensified calls for further diversifying their faculty bodies, and college professors – like their peers in many other professions – sought more work/life balance and considered leaving when they found it lacking or felt burned out.

This webcast, featuring hosts Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, will explore articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed's newly-released compilation, "The Evolving Faculty Affairs Landscape," covering the shifting terrain for higher education faculty members and, by extension, the colleges and universities that strive to keep those instructors as engaged, productive and satisfied employees.

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Oct 12, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Scott Jaschik
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
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.
Doug Lederman
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.