ERIC Number: ED482123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Policies That Part: Early Career Experiences of Co-Working Academic Couples.
Creamer, Elizabeth G.
This study examined the early career experiences of nine co-working academic couples who entered faculty careers in the mid 1970s and 1980s. Their retrospective accounts provide information about their initial attraction, the compacts they made during the decision to marry or enter into a long-term relationship, and how they negotiated the academic reward structure prior to tenure. Couples used a number of different strategies to establish their intellectual autonomy, including downplaying their personal relationship and their collaboration. Promotion and tenure polices are one of many work-life policies that communicate a family-friendly or couple-friendly culture. (Contains 5 tables and 24 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Portland, OR, November 13-16, 2003).