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 universities without programs with information on current trends and practices. 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
HIGHER EDUCATION DUAL CAREER NETWORK (HEDCN)
Be sure to join the Higher Education Dual Career Network (HEDCN) at: http://groups.google.com/group/hedcn
NEW!!!! Check out the new website of Germany's dual career collaboration at www.dcnd.org
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DUAL CAREER NETWORK PROGRAM FORMS ©
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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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