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For many of us in higher education, the staff that work at colleges and universities are unsung heroes. After all, most faculty are protected by tenure and academic freedom. Administrators also have a great deal of autonomy and job security. Yet, staff members –whether a department secretary or someone working out of the sight of most people – are usually badly paid, lack many opportunities for advancement and can oftentimes be dismissed rather easily.

Faculty, administrators, and students are all part of the public consciousness, but little is known about staff. Now a new report is shedding some light about these little known, but invaluable people.


This work was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.



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