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Higher Ed’s Invisible Understaffing Epidemic

Blog:  Learning Innovation The higher ed press is full of stories of campus labor shortages.  Mostly, these articles focus on staff shortages in student-facing operations, such as dining services, residence halls, and recreation centers. What is absent from these stories is an analysis of the broader postsecondary workforce. Is... go to Article >

2021: Best Laid Plans and Pivoting

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Blog:  University of Venus “It’s been a year” could possibly be the most repeated understatement of the year. Many of us have been at a loss for words. It’s been almost a year since I blogged here. My last post, “My #WhiteSupremacy... read more

3 Reasons Why Higher Ed People Who Can Afford to Retire Keep Working

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Blog:  Learning Innovation The press, including the higher ed press, is full of stories on the Great Resignation.  Many of our campuses are struggling with labor shortages, especially in student-facing roles. I’ve written about what I see as... read more

Six ideas for prioritizing academic integrity among students

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Just 17% of students say all or nearly all their professors have put effort into using authentic assessments that make cheating more difficult; another quarter say many professors have done so. Image:  During Pamela Vallejos’s freshman year... read more

Higher ed staff shortages hit financial aid offices

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Image:  When student aid was disbursed at the beginning of the fall semester, the financial aid office at the University of Texas at Arlington just couldn’t keep up. Emails and phone calls from students and parents poured into the office. And... read more

Is Michigan Recruiting for the Best Job in Higher Ed?

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Blog:  Learning Innovation James DeVaney is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Founding Executive Director for the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) at the University of Michigan. CAI has just announced the creation of... read more

Perceptual Blindness

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Blog:  Higher Ed Gamma Sometimes our attention is so fixated on certain developments that we ignore other equally important trends. Thus, the focus on the fall of eastern European Communism in the late 1980s had the effect of obscuring... read more

FDA Fast-Tracks RSV mRNA 'Vaccine'

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — a respiratory virus that causes typically mild cold-like symptoms — has apparently been selected as the next invisible boogey man. Most children have been exposed to RSV by their second birthday. The fact... read more

How Health Officials Accelerated the Diabetes Pandemic

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Diabetes has reached crisis levels in the U.S., with 10.5% of Americans affected.1 That data came from 2018 — before the pandemic — and the problem has only worsened since. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2017,2 but... read more

Nationwide Staffing Shortages and the Demand for Higher Ed Gigs

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Blog:  Learning Innovation There is a debate going on if the US is in the midst of a labor shortage. David Leonhardt of the NYTimes makes a persuasive case that the problem is not too few workers but too little pay. His solution for labor... read more

Our Invisible Faculty/Staff Housing Crisis

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Blog:  Learning Innovation The housing market is going crazy. The median listing price is now $375,000, up over 8 percent since January.  In some markets, housing prices have jumped by over 50 percent since 2017.  The news is full of stories... read more