THE NEED OF IMPLEMENTING A CAREER PLANNING FOR LECTURERS AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY IN ORDER TO FOSTER ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY

X. Garikano Osinaga, J.C. Aldasoro Alustiza, M.A. Cantera

University of Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
Lecturers of universities can develop a professional career as they are integrated in the organization. In the case of Spain, the Organization of Universities' Rule specifies two types of lecturers at state universities; those who are under a private contract and those who are civil servants. Lecturers who are under private sector labour conditions can complete a professional itinerary from basic salary lecturer category to more-paid categories if the lecturer produces intelectual products as scientific articles, books, and other kind of similar intangible goods. University will improve organizational quality by these contributions to the society.

The implementation of a career planning at a state university is an effective management tool which allows to confluence the private interests of lecturers to improve their professional category. It also permits to the state university to foster organizational performance efficiency by planning professional paths of lecturers who are under private contracts.

This paper highlights some key aspects of career planning from benchmark universities and compares the past situation (informal process of unscheduled career development) to the current situation (creation of a programme for lecturers to plan their professional development).