Report finds institutions must take steps to prevent exodus of student affairs staff: US study


A new report from a NASPA task force about the future of student affairs (SA) has found that about one-third of SA professionals were not certain they would stay in the field. The Chronicle reports that the study identified growing workloads, low salaries, and burnout as the key issues driving staff to leave the field. While institutions attempted to provide more integrated learning activities and create a safer, more inclusive environment to students, the SA professionals responsible for these initiatives were “challenged with doing so while managing shrinking resources and constant crises.” The report called for colleges to offer flexible work policies, clearer paths to advancement, improved compensation, and sufficient professional development and training in order to recruit and retain more staff members. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)| Report (PDF) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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