Higher Education Workforce Trends

July 2022

Employee retention has become an institutional priority as the Great Resignation takes root in higher education.

March 2022

Most of the time, when we talk about how faculty are recruited, appointed, retained and promoted, we are discussing a problem.

June 2021

Short-term appointments in the academic workforce account for roughly two thirds of all faculty positions. Yet little is known about this segment’s financial needs, experiences and professional stability.

March 2021

As colleges and universities search for viable paths to continue operating in the face of COVID-19, higher education employees have been affected in many ways, including financial.

March 2021

Since the onset of COVID-19, 22% of the full-time higher education workforce have become less confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement. At the same time, 9% have become more confident.

January 2021

How will COVID-19 affect retirement patterns among senior faculty and how can institutions respond?

March 2019

The ranks of adjunct faculty have increased rapidly in recent decades. How are these individuals faring financially?

November 2018

Adjuncts are commonly perceived as recent Ph.D. graduates teaching multiple classes while pursuing a tenure-track position. This is hardly the norm.

May 2018

Has increased use of contingent faculty led to real improvements in institutional performance? This report explores the strategic payoffs of a well-documented trend in academia.