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*At the most basic level you need to know what activities further your goals and which activities do not. While this may seem simple to differentiate between the two, you may find that your career goals and the expectations of your department overlap in some ways but not others.  
*At the most basic level you need to know what activities further your goals and which activities do not. While this may seem simple to differentiate between the two, you may find that your career goals and the expectations of your department overlap in some ways but not others.  
*So how do you identify your career goals and how do you identify the expectations of your department...
*So how do you identify your career goals and how do you identify the expectations of your department...
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SOmething written down, setting goals, work toward, check off list
 
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=Your Career Goals=
=Your Career Goals=
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*The most important person for your professional development is you!
*The most important person for your professional development is you!
*Research has shown the best way to accomplish objectives is to set clear, concrete, and obtainable steps
*Research has shown the best way to accomplish objectives is to set clear, concrete, and obtainable steps
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SOmething written down, setting goals, work toward, check off list
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evaluate progress because standard
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You should evaluate yourself every year
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Revise or modify your plans as you learn more about
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=Your Department's Expectation=
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=Your Department's Expectation=  
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==How to learn what is expected of you?==
==How to learn what is expected of you?==
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communicate with department
communicate with department
understand what htey expect of you
understand what htey expect of you
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You should evaluate yourself every year
 
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Revision as of 07:12, 16 September 2007

Contents

Why is it important to plan your career?


Your Career Goals

SOmething written down, setting goals, work toward, check off list


evaluate progress because standard


You should evaluate yourself every year Revise or modify your plans as you learn more about


Your Department's Expectation

How to learn what is expected of you?

what was the most difficult part of your adjustment to the department

What questions should I ask?

  1. In the last 10 years, how many people recieved tenure?
  2. What were the difference between those who recieved tenure and those who did not?
  3. What resources exists for helping me...
  4. What is the expected level of research, teaching, and service (RTS)?
  5. Be sure to quantify what they expect of you? Some schools split the RTS as 40%, 40%, 20%, but what does 40% mean? What does 20%?
  6. Is the evaluation process formal or informal?
  7. How am I going to be evaluated?
  8. Is the evaluation conducted each year or every other year?

What to do if conflicting expectations?





Don't hestitate to ask these questions


Be proactive What happens when you can't get specific and concrete

Learn about their expectations and goals before providing information to them about your own. Why? Because you don't want to underestimate (and provide them a negative opinion about what seems like underachievement) and you don't want to overestimate (and set too of a goal that could diminish your chances of success)


communicate with department understand what htey expect of you

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