Roads Taken: Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career

Roads Taken: Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career

by Kristen A. Renn, Margaret J. Barr, Carole Hughes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1579220762

ISBN-13: 9781579220761

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Stylus Publishing

While much has been written about new graduate students, new professionals and senior administrators in student affairs, scant attention has been paid to the issues of mid-career, and particularly as they impact women. Here are the stories of over twenty women, from widely different backgrounds, reflecting on their lives at mid-career. They describe the choices they

Overview

While much has been written about new graduate students, new professionals and senior administrators in student affairs, scant attention has been paid to the issues of mid-career, and particularly as they impact women. Here are the stories of over twenty women, from widely different backgrounds, reflecting on their lives at mid-career. They describe the choices they made and share the lessons they have learned, particularly the ever-present concerns about reconciling the demands of work and responsibilities to family and partners. The contributors cover issues as varied as education and self development, the dilemmas faced by dual career couples, the care of children and of aging parents, mid-career decisions and alternatives to traditional, linear career progression in student affairs administration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579220761
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexix
Part IConsidering the Doctorate1
1.Introduction3
2.A Degree of Significance: Personal and Professional Considerations in Pursuing a Ph.D.13
3."Suenos Y Valor" (Dreams and Courage)23
4.My Life A.D. (After Divorce)35
5."To Ph.D. or Not to Ph.D.?" That was the Question41
Part IIDual-Career Couples51
6.Introduction53
7.Coming Together Without Coming Apart: Journeys in the Evolution of a Dual-Career Couple in Higher Education65
8.Path Finding with a Life Partner77
Part IIIMotherhood and Student Affairs: The Skillful Art of Managing Work and Family87
9.Introduction89
10.Reflections of a Working Mother in Student Affairs101
11.How did I Arrive Here? A Journey With Family and Student Affairs113
12.Motherhood With a Briefcase: Working two Full-Time Jobs123
Part IV"I've Arrived": It's the Journey, Not the Destination133
13.Introduction135
14.New York to New England and Seas in Between: On the Way to Twenty Years in One Place143
15.I've Made It. What Now?153
16.Arriving at Tenure161
Part VAlternate Routes: Exiting the Mainstream Student Affairs Highway171
17.Introduction173
18.An Alternative View181
19.Strategic Women189
Contributor Biographies199
References207
Index213

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