Colleges Must Embrace Workplace Flexibility in Practice, Not Just on Paper, Leaders Say

The college presidents, provosts, and other senior administrators who gathered here on Thursday to talk about work-life balance on their campuses agreed: Higher education has made remarkable progress in making it easier for employees to work and manage their family responsibilities. But it also has a long way to go.

"Other sectors took on this issue ahead of higher education," said William E. (Brit) Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, who was one of about 70