Working Part Time in a Full Time World: Models and Strategies for Success
Marjorie Moss, Academic Success Coordinator,Heather James, Academic Success Coordinator
HR & Employee Concerns
Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is something many administrative professionals struggle with on a regular basis. This challenge is particularly prominent in positions characterized by high student contact, such as academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services. Presented by two part-time Academic Success Coordinators in the College of Liberal Arts, this session features tips on how to approach your supervisor with a proposal for part time work. Ways to modify this approach for application to various types of administrative work will also be covered. Diverse part-time models will be presented (50/50 split, 70% time, 80% time, etc.), as well as examples of how to maximize productivity while working reduced hours. Session will also include an interactive activity and opportunities for Q & A.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience is administrative professionals working in a variety of student affairs positions, including academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services.
Provide information about how to utilize proactive strategies in discussing work/life balance with supervisors
Present examples of successful proposals for part time work in administrative professional positions
Share successful models of various part time work arrangements and provide suggestions for modifying these models for application to different administrative positions
Create opportunities for administrative professionals to engage in discussions with colleagues regarding work/life balance and flexible work arrangements