Presentation on theme: "The Culture of the Academy How Did That Happen?. Joyce Mac Kinnon, EdD, PT Professor and Associate Dean School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences."— Presentation transcript:
The Culture of the Academy How Did That Happen?
Joyce Mac Kinnon, EdD, PT Professor and Associate Dean School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Indiana University on the IUPUI campus So who are YOU?
Objectives At the end of this session participants should be able to: Articulate why knowledge of the culture of their unit is important Identify their units’ sagas, heroes, symbols and rituals; and assess their impact on the unit’s culture Recognize the differences among mentoring, facilitation and networking; and the role of each in career development
Defining Culture “The deeply imbedded patterns of organizational behavior and the shared values, assumptions and beliefs or ideologies that members have about their organization or its work” (Peterson and Spencer)
General Assumptions About Academic Culture Faculty latitude in scheduling time Values should reflect the mission of the institution and the unit Collegiality is important
Mentoring/Facilitation/Networking Mentor: a person higher in the organizational hierarchy or who has more experience and serves as coach, teacher, example, counselor, and facilitator for a period of at least two years (Keele) Facilitators Networking
Mentoring/Facilitation/Networking People with Mentors (Keele): Earn more at a younger age More likely to follow a career plan More satisfied with their work Get more challenging job assignments Gain larger perspective More visibility Job mobility
Mentoring/Facilitation/Networking Mentor advice (Detsky and Baurlocher): Determine how mentee likes to spend time Be honest Follow through Don’t be afraid to terminate a mismatched relationship Be explicit about credit for work Separate at the end
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