ERIC Number: ED249819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evolving Jobs and Nonteaching Professional Staff in Universities: An Alternative Perspective on Career Mobility Processes. Final Project Report.
Estler, Suzanne E.
Three technical reports and abstracts of colloquium papers are presented as part of a research project concerning the specification and testing of alternative models of intraorganizational career mobility among nonteaching professionals in universities. This project phase involved: the development of a model of evolving jobs as an alternative to the assumption that career mobility is a process of movement through a ladder of predefined jobs; definition of the policy implications of an evolving jobs process; and the development of a database allowing description and analysis of the nonteaching professional workforce at a public university. This database will allow comparison of patterns with somewhat comparable data already compiled for a private research university. A joint colloquium involving scholars from the University of Washington and Stanford University entitled "Organizations and Careers: A Joint Colloquium on Issues and Methods in the Study of Career Mobility in Organizations" was conducted to present work in progress related to this study and related issues. Eight abstracts and the following technical reports are presented: "Towards a Model of Evolving Jobs: Professional Staff Mobility in the University" (Suzanne Estler, Anne S. Miner); "Evolving Jobs as a Form of Career Mobility: Some Policy Implications" (Suzanne Estler); and "The Viability of Payroll Files in Exploring Evolving Jobs: A Progress Report" (Suzanne Estler). The evolving jobs model suggests that career development may involve the evolution of a set of responsibilities around an individual so that the job changes over time. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.