Through recent interviews with about 60 current and former higher education professionals regarding the pandemic, the fall semester and their attitudes about work, The Chronicle of Higher Education was alerted to “a desire for long-established dynamics that have governed the relationship between colleges and their employees to change in ways big and small,” writes Lindsay Ellis.
“Employees want better work-life balance. Others are exploring jobs outside of academe. Members of an aging leadership cohort are retiring,” Ellis writes. “Some workers are angry at campus policies that, for nearly a year and a half, seemed to treat their health and well-being as secondary to institutional finances.”
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