Colleges cope with IT staff flight in wake of pandemic

From Inside Higher Ed: “Michael Boehm blames COVID for the IT staff attrition he has experienced as chief information officer at Virginia’s Averett University. He has lost four staffers on his 10-person team in recent months, two of whom did not want to comply with the campus’s COVID vaccine mandate. … Mark McCormack is senior director of analytics and research for Educause … He said Educause has been tracking higher ed IT staff burnout for some time, and he believes much of the staff attrition—for which he does not yet have firm statistics—is due to the unique pressures IT staff faced when transitioning campuses from in-person classes to fully remote during the pandemic.”

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