How Institutions Can Bridge the Gap Between What Students and Faculty Think About Digital Learning

A new report by Tyton Partners highlights the diverging experiences and perceptions of digital learning among students, faculty, and administrators, demonstrating the importance of bridging this gap when considering implementing new or scaling up existing online learning programs.

Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout

Burnout is often seen as a personal problem, akin to managing stress. But it’s a workplace problem—which means colleges and universities can play an active role in remedying it.

Brief Overview of U.S. Faculty Hiring Trends

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released a report highlighting tenure and non-tenure employment patterns among faculty members across the United States. The report utilized data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS), and National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) to provide trends in faculty appointment type from fall 1987 until fall 2021.

Report Looks at Quality of Work/Life for Adjunct Faculty

The challenges facing adjunct faculty in higher education are well-documented, particularly as adjunct labor plays an important role in course instruction and student advising. A February 2022 report by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides an update to a 2020 report examining the adjunct workforce in higher education.

Second Report in Series Offers Insights on Student and Faculty Perceptions of Instruction During the Pandemic

Combining data from the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, findings from the second report give insights on student and faculty perceptions of instruction and learning as campuses adapted to pandemic challenges.

Three ACE Member Institutions Recognized for Efforts to Support Non-tenure-track Faculty

The University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education recently recognized the University of Denver and Worchester Polytechnic Institute—both ACE member institutions—as the recipients of the 2021 Delphi Award.

Declines in Faculty Diversity During the Great Recession: Lessons for Faculty Hiring During COVID-19 and Other Crises

A recently published article offers insights on how times of crisis impact faculty diversity related to gender, but in particular race and ethnicity.

New CUPA-HR Report Shows Decreases in Higher Ed Staff Workforce During COVID-19
CUPA-HR recently released results from its annual report on staff in higher education. The report includes key data on staff demographics, trends in salaries, and changes to the workforce over the first year of the pandemic. 
Strategies in Improving Support For Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being

The Council of Graduate Schools and the Jed Foundation released a new report that highlights current graduate student mental health and well-being needs.

Highlights from CUPA-HR 2021 Administrators in Higher Education Annual Report

Recently, CUPA-HR released the results of a survey that includes 47,985 administrators in 202 positions in higher education institutions.

A Look Into Increasing Faculty Diversity

Title: Now Is the Time to Focus on Faculty Diversity Authors: Hannah Bartlebaugh, Ansley Abraham Faculty diversity is an ongoing topic of conversation and issue in higher education. According to the report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), nearly 33 percent of undergraduate students are Black or Hispanic, yet only 9.5 percent of faculty identify with these groups. This report provides recommendations… Read more »

Provosts Report on Pandemic-Related Changes and Institutional Priorities

Inside Higher Ed and Hanover Research published results from their annual survey of provosts, which details trends for 183 respondents across public, private nonprofit, and for-profit institutions.