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===What questions should I ask?===
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#In the last 10 years, how many people recieved tenure?
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#What resources exists for helping me achieve my goals
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#What is the expected level of research, teaching, and service (RTS)?
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#What is the expected level of research, teaching, and service (RTS)? 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%?  
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#Is the evaluation process formal or informal?
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===What to do if conflicting expectations?===
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*The most important person for your professional development is you!
*The most important person for your professional development is you!
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*It is also important to know your department's expecations before you start strategically planning your own career. Why? Because you need to know
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*It is also important to know your department's expecations before you start strategically planning your own career. Why? Because you need to fit your own goals within the larger objective of obtaining tenure.

Revision as of 07:35, 16 September 2007

Contents


Why is it important to plan your career?


Your Department's Expectations

How to learn what is expected of you?


What questions should I ask?

  1. What is expected of me?
  2. In the last 10 years, how many people recieved tenure?
  3. What were the difference between those who recieved tenure and those who did not?
  4. What resources exists for helping me achieve my goals
  5. What is the expected level of research, teaching, and service (RTS)? 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?


Your Career Goals

You


Concrete


Obtainable


Evaluation






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