Assessing COVID’s impact on faculty-admin tensions

How has COVID affected faculty tensions with university administration across higher ed?

Reported by Education Dive, strikes and “sickouts” at University of Michigan and University of Iowa highlight the exacerbation of existing faculty-admin tensions on our campuses, with many administrations pushing for on-campus in-person instruction, and many faculty fighting for more flexibility due to the higher health risk rates of so many of our faculty.

The takeaway? The institutions who are making sure faculty associations not only have a seat at the table but are sharing in the decision-making process are the ones avoiding these animus conflicts during a time where institutional unity is so vitally important.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.