NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ1007526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
Academic Aspirations
Durant, Linda
CURRENTS, v39 n1 p28-31 Jan 2013
As colleges and universities become even more complex organizations, advancement professionals need to have the skills, experience, and academic credentials to succeed in this ever-changing environment. Advancement leaders need competencies that extend beyond fundraising, alumni relations, and communications and marketing. The author encourages the aspirants whom she mentors to work on their communication, management, and interpersonal skills. And if they don't have an advanced degree, she advises them to go back to school because "advanced degree required" (or "preferred") shows up with regularity in position descriptions for advancement leadership posts. A graduate education is but one step along one's path of lifelong learning, but for those who seek advancement within the advancement profession, it's an increasingly essential credential. The formal education resulting from a degree combined with the experience gained during one's career is a formula for success.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 1307 New York Avenue NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-328-2273; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A