Collegiality in the New Normal


As Colleen Flaherty (2022) reported in Inside Higher Ed, 19 percent of provosts say faculty members are leaving at significantly higher rates than in the past. Sixty percent indicate that faculty are leaving at higher rates. (The percentages were larger for questions about staff turnover.” In the same study, 80 percent of respondents said that their campus has more open positions this year than last, and 84 percent stated that hiring for administrators and staff jobs has been more difficult in the past year. The reason may be forthcoming if we drill down and think through what the respondents said: 77 percent—among them presidents, deans, human resources leaders, and other senior officials—indicated that higher education is a less appealing place to work than it was a year ago.

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