Engage and Retain Faculty with Dependent Care Solutions

Engage and Retain Faculty with Dependent Care Solutions


Meet Sue, a star professor. She lives with
her husband, toddler, infant, two goldfish, and the family dog. She teaches three classes,
keeps generous office hours, meets regularly with students, advises her graduate assistants,
attends weekend university events, and is publishing her high-profile research. Sue
loves her job, but the long hours and demanding schedule have tilted her life sharply toward
work. After years as a star professor, she’s considering a job change. Across the country,
other professors have the same story. They don’t have time to care for their families,
and their responsibilities continue to grow. A recent study shows that 65% of professors
and 74% of assistant professors have considered leaving their institutions during the previous
year. And when talented professors leave, they take their skills, reputations, knowledge,
research, and grant money with them. At Bright Horizons, we know these professors need support.
They need their schools to recognize how hard it is to be a professor and a parent, and
that an increasing number of them are caring for their parents as well as children. 93%
of higher ed survey respondents say employer-sponsored child care helps them balance their commitment
to work with their commitment to family. 90% say it helps them manage their stress levels.
56% say it freed them to work on crucial research. Smart higher education administrators
are realizing there’s a direct link between how faculty members feel about their work
and how well they do it. In fact, an Ivy League university recently said they’re using dependent
care to make their university the best place on earth for faculty to work. To learn more
call 800-453-9383 or visit brighthorizons.com/highered

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