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1 Models of Dual- Career Support in Academia A Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) andHERC Higher Education Dual-Career Network (HEDCN)HEDCN

2 Presenters  Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University  Lisa Bagnatori, Program Manager, CALcierge, Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty, University of California, Berkeley  Joan Murrin, Director, Heidi McLaughlin, Assistant Director, Dual Career Network, the University of Iowa

3 FAS - Harvard  Began formal efforts in 1999  Sits in Faculty Affairs for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences  Comprehensive recruitment services: relocation, dependent care, dual-career, and much more  No time limits

4  Began in 2008  Sits in Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty  Comprehensive relocation support  Dual-career services  “Balancing Work/Life” booklet “Balancing Work/Life” booklet

5 University of Iowa  Began in 1994  Sits in Provost’s Office  Comprehensive job search services  1 search per partner, w/in 2 years of relocation  Some alternative funding

6 Overview ProgramHarvard FASCALciergeU of Iowa Location FAS Faculty Development Office Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty Office of the Provost Clients Ladder rank, senior lecturer, and endowed faculty partners Ladder rank faculty partners New, permanent faculty and staff partners Staff 2 FT staff1 FT staff w/associate vice provost 2 FT staff Services Comprehensive, customized Relocation and job search Job search Policy In processFormal policyNo policy

7 Success!

8 Challenges  Managing expectations  Managing case load  Regional “mismatches”  Couples in the same academic field  Ongoing economic realities  Managing risk and risk aversion  Short time frames  Jobseeker engagement level

9 Wish lists  Assistance for all partners and spouses  Universal departmental process  New revenue streams to support expansion of service and resources  More space, more events, more extensive business networks and reach

10 Tips for getting started  Determine need and prioritize  Determine budget and scope of services  Identify network partners and “champions”  Develop a plan to collect data  Communicate!  Be entrepreneurial  Don’t think placement; think assistance  Engage leadership

11 Resources  Clayman Institute Clayman Institute  UVA declination study UVA declination study  AAUP guidelines AAUP guidelines  HERC resource list HERC resource list  HEDCN HEDCN  NSF ADVANCE program NSF ADVANCE program  2012 International Higher Education Dual- Career Network Conference 2012 International Higher Education Dual- Career Network Conference

12 Questions?  Elizabeth Ancarana  Lisa Bagnatori  Joan Murrin  Heidi McLaughlin


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