Personnel and HR

Protests hurt these campuses’ reputation. Now, they’re cutting staff

The University of Texas at Austin and Emerson College have recently announced staff layoffs due to declining enrollment numbers and internal crises linked to the recent wave of protests. Some staff believe institutions are using the demonstrations as a scapegoat to downsize.

Here are 4 ways institutions can upgrade campus wellness for their most vital asset: Their staff

How can two- and four-year colleges alleviate employee dissatisfaction and retain talent in a post-pandemic workplace? Leaders from William & Mary and Montgomery County Community College share their perspectives.

These universities have embraced remote work—and they’re seeing some big wins

Two universities that have embraced remote work in some of their departments have experienced early signs of better staff recruitment, performance, work morale and performance. 

Paths to the presidency: The status quo remains despite slight shifts

The American College President Study (ACPS) 2023 Edition found that the majority of today's leaders still fit the status quo of nearly 20 years ago: white, 60-year-old men. However, the rate of women at an institution's helm has increased by almost 12% since the turn of the century. 

Tenured faculty in steady decline while part-time and graduate workers rise, per report

Over the past three decades, the U.S. academic workforce is steadily relying more on part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate student workers with independent teaching responsibilities, according to report from AAUP.

Represent! U.S. female college presidents shine in international report

The number of female-led colleges and universities around the world increased this year, and America is leading the charge. Of the 48 top-ranked schools around the world helmed by a woman, 16 represent the red, white and blue, according to Times Higher Education (THE).

Why UF’s Faculty Senate plans to vote no-confidence in Ben Sasse

"The next President should come already equipped to lead an institution of this caliber rather than aiming to learn on the job," the University of Florida Faculty Senate's no-confidence resolution says.

With only one president candidate left, this Florida search committee nominated him

Did increased legislation affecting higher education in the state force qualified leaders to back down from contention?

Memphis president’s ‘Fountain Dash’ highlights newsy first week of fall

Two other women leaders announce retirements during addresses at respective universities.

University of Oregon names provost Phillips as interim president to succeed Schill

Huston-Tillotson hires Southern University’s Melva Williams as its second consecutive female president.

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