Roads Taken: Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career

Roads Taken: Women in Student Affairs at Mid-Career

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

The work of student affairs professionals is demanding and unpredictable. This book addresses the particular challenges that it presents to women in mid-career.

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

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Overview

The work of student affairs professionals is demanding and unpredictable. This book addresses the particular challenges that it presents to women in mid-career.

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 volume focuses on issues that have particular and significant meaning for women. The individual narratives are grouped into five sections, each beginning with a scholarly introduction to its topics. The sections deal with education and self development, such as the life implications of embarking on a doctorate; dual career couples and such decisions as relocation; choices about having children and responsibilities for the care of aging parents; arriving at mid-career; and alternatives to traditional, linear career progression in student affairs administration.

This volume is a particular gift to women currently in mid-career positions in student affairs, women embarking on their personal and professional journey in student affairs, the partners of such women, their colleagues, and the individuals who supervise them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579220778
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
958,071
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS:

Margaret J. Barr
Lisa Berman-Hills
Barbara Fienman
Rebecca Gutierrez
Keeton
Sheila Shaw Horton
Mary F. Howard-
Hamilton
Carole Hughes
Susan R. Jones
Jean Joyce-Brady
Melissa McDaniels
Sarah Marshall
Gail P. Olyha
Anna M. Ortiz
Gage E. Paine
Kristen A. Renn
Suzanne Rice
Martha H. Ruel
Marcie Schorr
Hirsch
Susan B. Twombly
Lisa E.Wolf-Wendel
Julie M.Wong
Terry Zacker

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