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ERIC Number: EJ865513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Investing in Early Career General Staff
Graham, Carroll
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v31 n2 p175-183 May 2009
With the greying of the Australian population, it has been widely recognised that active career development for early career academics is essential to the future capacities of universities (Hugo, Daysh, Morris & Rudd, 2004). However, the same has not been acknowledged for general staff, despite general staff comprising more than 50% of staff in Australian universities. This paper considers the development needs of early career general staff, within the landscape of changes in higher education, changing professional development and the aspirations and expectations of Generation Y. One holistic approach to supporting early career general staff--the portfolio--is discussed. It is argued that Australian universities need to invest in the professional development of general staff, in particular for early career general staff, to ensure continued success in the twenty-first century. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia