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HISTORY OF DUAL CAREER CONFERENCES

1990's:  Purdue University held a small gathering of dual career practitioners which served as the impetus for forming an annual conference.

2003:  The University of Iowa’s Dual Career Network (DCN) hosted the Dual Career Programs International Conference on April 25, 2003. 

Eighteen participants from 16 universities in the U.S. and Canada met to collaborate and share the challenges of assisting dual career couples in securing employment. The major goals of this conference were to establish benchmark practices among existing programs, and provide information on current trends and practices to universities without programs. A questionnaire was distributed prior to the conference to dual career programs across the country.  The results of that survey were published in the CUPA HR Journal (Fall/Winter 2003, Vol. 54, No. 3).  (You may view that here: CUPA Article). Since 2003, there has been an annual dual career program conference.

2004:  Purdue University

2005:  University of Michigan

2006:  Texas A&M

2007:  Cornell University

2008:  University of Utah

2009:  Virginia Tech

2010:  University of Iowa

2011:  University of Nebraska, Kearney

2012: College of the Holy Cross

2013: Emory University

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INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION DUAL CAREER ASSOCIATION (IHEDCA)

 Be sure to join the International Higher Education Dual Career Association (IHEDCA) at: ihedca.com

   Check out the new website of Germany's dual career collaboration at www.dcnd.org

 

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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DUAL CAREER NETWORK PROGRAM FORMS ©

 Please be sure to obtain permission to use any of these forms.

DCN brochure

Intake

Inquiry for Services

Limited Service

Survey of Services

Equal Opportunity/Diversity

Bio-sketch template

Sample Letter of Support  


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DUAL CAREER RESEARCH AND NEWS RELEASES

2006:  Michelle Fleig-Palmer, formerly of the University of Nebraska Kearney, conducted a survey of relocating partners who utilized dual career programs at universities (pdf): Survey 2006

2008: The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University, Dual-Career Academic Couples-What Universities Need to Know (pdf): DualCareerFinal

2008:  Central Virginia Conference newsRelease

2009:  Higher Education Jobs article:  Dual Careers in Higher Education.  http://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=108

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