The Staffing Crisis in Higher Education

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With twice as many job openings as there are unemployed workers in the U.S., entire industries are in flux — and higher education is no exception. Compounding the problem are issues that have plagued institutions for years, including lower pay, diminished benefits, and public skepticism of higher education.

To explore the current state of staffing on campus, Huron and The Chronicle of Higher Education partnered on a national survey of higher education leaders, hiring managers, and administrators. Among the themes: Leaders said they are finding it harder than ever to attract and retain talent and have more open positions, and they are seeing fewer qualified applicants. Colleges and universities are emphasizing increased flexibility in recruitment and relying more on interim roles to fill gaps.

The full report can be found here.

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