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ERIC Number: EJ917177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Portrait of the College Employee: Work "Em" to Death, or Just Leave "Em" Alone
Simplicio, Joseph
Education, v131 n1 p135-138 Fall 2010
This article discusses work inequalities that currently exist within many of the nation's colleges. It does so by identifying two distinct groups of individuals who possess unique qualities that make them stand apart from one another. Each practice a special type of work ethic philosophy that helps define it as employees and as people. Through the daily interaction between these two groups come patterns of work inequities that directly impact upon the college's ability to effectively meet student needs and institutional goals. The article also explores strategies to implement needed changes to eliminate these blatant inequities. These may include the establishment of an annual merit or bonus system to financially reward those individuals who have exceeded their goals during the year, the development of a well defined process to promote outstanding individuals, a closer and more detailed analysis of existing job descriptions in order to make needed changes in individual and departmental responsibilities, or even a systematic analysis of how the workload is distributed throughout the work place in order to ensure that all employees are asked to contribute to the needs of the institution equally. The article concludes that only by implementing these much needed changes can institutional foundational beliefs be reaffirmed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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