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ERIC Number: ED249822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
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Blueprints for Academic Lives.
Mager, Gerald M.; Myers, Betty
Career planning by new professors is discussed, based on recent studies. Productivity seems to be related to how a professor uses resources, including time. In 1981, work experiences of new education professors, were surveyed with attention to the amount of time they spent working and the kinds of work they did. Six kinds of work were identified: teaching, administrative and service tasks, research and scholarly tasks, personal professional development, work with students, and curriculum development. A 2-year followup survey of the professors revealed two patterns of blueprints, based on the specifications of time and work tasks. One pattern consisted of involvement on a fairly equal basis in each of the six clusters of work, while the second pattern showed an uneven distribution among the work tasks. A characteristic of the preferred balanced design was that no particular cluster was given much greater time allocation than the others. A characteristic of the preferred unbalanced design was that research and scholarship or teaching clusters took priority over administration and service, work with individual students, personal professional development, and curriculum development. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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