Presentation on theme: "TCCTA Fall Leaders Conference October 6, 2007. Veterans : Also called the Silent Generation, Traditionalists and Seniors, these individuals were born."— Presentation transcript:
Veterans : Also called the Silent Generation, Traditionalists and Seniors, these individuals were born between 1922 and 1943. Baby Boomers : Born between 1943 and 1960, this generation is also referred to as the Me Generation, and the Sandwich Generation. Generation X : This group of individuals was born between 1960 and 1980 and is sometimes called the Baby Bust Generation. Millennials : Also referred to as the Echos, the Nexters, and Generation Y, these individuals were born between 1980 and 2000.
Respect for wisdom of elders Grew up during the Depression/World War II “Handwritten” approach Rules Followers Sacrifice for the Greater Good Traditionalists
“Me” focus Women in workforce: Superwoman Two household workers Materialism Responsible for social changes TV generation
Latchkey kids Function well alone Raised on electronic media Often children of divorce and non- traditional family units
Sometimes seen as barriers to parents’ success Grew up during corporate downsizing Use of newest technology is a given Tend to be pessimistic and skeptical of authority and institutions Short attention spans
Younger siblings of Gen Xers Benefited from parents’ later life success Gravitate toward group activity Identify with parents’ values Spend more time doing homework and housework and less time watching TV
Believe it’s cool to be smart New technology is a given Are racially and ethnically diverse Often have at least one immigrant parent Short attention spans
Veterans characterized by Loyalty to employer Hard work Dependability Personal touch approach Obedience over individualism
Baby Boomers characterized by Belief in paying dues Sense of duty Belief in sacrifice for success Loyalty to employer Salary contributes to satisfaction
Generation X characterized by Technology skills Entrepreneurial spirit Mobility and flexibility at work Interest in professional interests over employer interests Lack of loyalty Want balance of work and home life Need immediate feedback
Millennial characterized by Technology skills Expectation of diversity Expectation of rapid results Desire flexible schedules Want balance of work and home life Need for independence in decision-making, Need for immediate feedback Desire for challenge and growth
After interviews with 8 UT Austin graduate students who were born between 1975 and 1985, the following elements emerged: Location, location, location Schedule flexibility People like me Challenges/Goals Short-term tenure expectations Salary not the issue
How do our institutions support the needs of four generations of faculty? How do our institutions recruit and retain the new faculty member? How does TCCTA attract and support members from Gen X and Millennial and support our longtime Veteran and Baby Boomer members?
Twenty-nine year old female Ph.D. from Berkeley Four years teaching experience: two at a university and two at a community college Experienced in distance learning Published three articles in respected journals At interview, asked several questions, including these: What is the technology allowance for this position? How flexible is the work schedule? Is telecommuting a possibility? What committees would I be expected to serve on?