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Higher Ed Workforce Rebounding From Pandemic

Colleges employed 3.9 million people in 2022, up 1.75 percent from 2020 but still down from more than four million in 2019. Community college employee rolls have continued to shrink.

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Opinion

Dying to Be Heard?

Leah P. Hollis writes of the need to address workplace bullying after the tragic death of Antoinette Candia-Bailey.

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Administrator’s Suicide Leaves Campus Reeling With ‘Despair’ and ‘Disappointment’

The fallout at Lincoln University of Missouri prompted calls for the president’s firing and raised questions about the treatment of Black women in academe.

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Opinion

Turning the Tide on Admissions Staff Turnover

Solutions to improve staff morale can be found in areas beyond compensation, Elizabeth Kirby writes.

The Future of Flexible Work in Higher Ed: A Compilation

This free booklet explores how limited remote work options have become a driver of staff turnover in higher education, how some institutions are adapting (or not) in response to employee expectations and the differing perspectives of various campus constituencies.

Survey: Pay Equity Lags for Higher Ed Administrators

Though the number of women in higher education leadership roles has increased since 2002, pay equity hasn’t kept pace, according...
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Short-Staffed, Colleges Outsource Financial Aid Offices

Last month Kentucky State U and Bethany College outsourced financial aid services. Such moves reflect a challenging environment for professionals in the field.

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Opinion

A Dignified Retirement

Much more data are needed to help bring about equitable benefits for adjunct faculty, Adrianna Kezar and Jordan Harper write.