ERIC Number: ED400487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-10
New Directions for New Professionals.
Dowling, Elizabeth J.; Eaker, Michelle A.
Institutions of higher education spend considerable resources in the recruiting, screening, and hiring processes, yet often pay little attention to acclimating new professionals to their surroundings. This document presents a step-by-step outline of how to orient new employees. The success of the new professional/institution relationship depends upon each party's understanding of its respective responsibilities and that employee orientation programs are cost-effective and necessary for the successful integration into work and community. The process is presented in two sections. The first section, Orientation Components, discusses the underlying theory of orientation, job-related responsibilities, technical skills, campus culture, departmental culture, and individual wellness. The second section, Stages of Orientation, offers a detailed look at the first day of work, and discusses organizational and departmental orientation. One-page summaries of the two sections follow the title page. Four scenarios followed by open-ended questions are included, followed by a list of nine references and contact information for the presenters. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (Baltimore, MD, March 6-10, 1996).