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*Research has shown that the steps are best when obtainable. What does this mean? Not every career goal is measurable. For example, what does it mean to be a "leading scholar in the field"?  
*Research has shown that the steps are best when obtainable. What does this mean? Not every career goal is measurable. For example, what does it mean to be a "leading scholar in the field"?  
*You need to operationalize your career goals/steps just as you would operationalize a variable when conducting research. What does it mean to have "research productivity"? Do you (and/or your department) consider one publication a year as productive? Two publications a year? Two publications in "good" journals? How do you define a "good" journal?
*You need to operationalize your career goals/steps just as you would operationalize a variable when conducting research. What does it mean to have "research productivity"? Do you (and/or your department) consider one publication a year as productive? Two publications a year? Two publications in "good" journals? How do you define a "good" journal?
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*You should evaluate yourself every year because you need to identify how much progress has been made in comparison to your expecations; and more importantly, you need to identify *why* you may not have accomplished as much as expected.
*You should evaluate yourself every year because you need to identify how much progress has been made in comparison to your expecations; and more importantly, you need to identify *why* you may not have accomplished as much as expected.
*Be prepared to revise or modify your plan as unforseen issues arise or as you learn more about how much time/effort will be required to accomplish your steps.
*Be prepared to revise or modify your plan as unforseen issues arise or as you learn more about how much time/effort will be required to accomplish your steps.
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===Worksheets to help you===
===Worksheets to help you===

Revision as of 08:02, 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

Measureable

Evaluation

Worksheets to help you



For more information...




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