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The Return to Campus Institutional Plans and Personal Sentiments - May 60-Second Survey 2021

  • Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
  • Online and Distance Learning
  • Professional Well-Being
  • Special Topics
  • Systems Management
  • covid-19

The Return to Campus Institutional Plans and Personal Sentiments - May 60-Second Survey 2021

The Return to Campus Institutional Plans and Personal Sentiments - May 60-Second Survey 2021

If, when, and how remote employees will return to work in a more traditional office setting is a trending topic with higher education professionals as evidenced by the above-average number of respondents for this month's survey.

If, when, and how remote employees will return to work in a more traditional office setting has been the topic of several webinars and news articles in the last several weeks. There has been significant interest in this topic with higher education professionals as evidenced by the above-average number of respondents for this month's survey.

We received 1,483 responses to this survey on plans, timing, and options for returning to work on campus as well as one question about plans for students. These individuals represent 1,026 institutions in the U.S. (96%), Canada (3%), and 12 other countries.

Some key facts and findings:

  • Among those who switched to Work From Home (WFH), 25% will be allowed to WFH in some permutation; 37% will no longer be able to WFH; and for 38% of respondents, a determination has not yet been made.
  • 26% of respondents indicate a plan for returning to work on campus has been executed; 47% have a plan but have not executed it yet; and 27% do not yet have plan for when, how, or if they will return to working on campus.