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ERIC Number: EJ1054773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Invisible but Essential: The Role of Professional Networks in Promoting Faculty Agency in Career Advancement
Niehaus, Elizabeth; O'Meara, KerryAnn
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n2 p159-171 Apr 2015
The benefits of professional networks are largely invisible to the people embedded in them (O'Reilly 1991), yet professional networks may provide key benefits for faculty careers. The purpose of the study reported here was to explore the role of professional networks in faculty agency in career advancement, specifically focusing on the overall relationship between the social capital gained from networks and faculty agency in career advancement. Findings suggest that off-campus networks are particularly important for faculty agency but that the benefits of networks may take time to develop.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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