ERIC Number: ED214809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-4
Reference Count: 0
The Career-Related Services of the Learned and Professional Societies in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report.
American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities, Washington, DC. Washington Humanities Forum.
This report provides the results of a survey of the career-related services of 44 learned and professional societies in the humanities and social sciences in the United States. In October 1980, 44 organizations responded to a written questionnaire asking for information on a wide variety of issues and topics concerned with career related services. In addition, when possible, follow-up telephone conversations took place and societies provided additional information and written materials. Among the general findings are (1) small organizations have the most difficulty committing resources to career needs yet have the best record of coordinating their employment efforts; (2) most career services are directed at academic appointments and at entry-level positions; (3) many societies provide special services for women and minorities; (4) there is a genuine collaboration between some societies serving the same disciplines and concerted effort to avoid duplication of services; and (5) there is a similar, consistent approach to the topic of career-related services among the more active societies. Although learned societies cannot correct the job market, they can do more to provide collective and balanced assistance to struggling jobseekers, especially nonacademic employment. Appendices contain a list of the organizations surveyed, a chart of the extent of staff and committee service to career-related activities, and a chart of the career-related services. (NE)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Ladders, Employed Women, Employment Services, Humanities, Information Services, Job Search Methods, Minority Groups, Occupational Surveys, Professional Associations, Referral, Services, Social Science Research, Social Sciences
Washington Humanities Forum, American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities, 918 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of the Humanities, Washington, DC. Washington Humanities Forum.