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Report: Understaffing at the CT Community Colleges and the Threat to Student Services

December 1, 2021

Thank you to our professional staff who completed the 4Cs survey on staffing levels this summer. Please read our complete report here.

The findings of the report are as follows:

Understaffing is a crisis in the community colleges and consolidation is exacerbating the decline in student-facing services at our colleges. The BOR reports to NECHE that 30% of its employees are eligible to retiree by June 30, 2022. It is alarming to think about the extent to which services in our colleges will continue to decline if we do not ensure staffing levels are not just maintained, but increased. If our colleges remain understaffed, our colleges will be unable to fulfill their mission and meet the needs of our students and communities.