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Why is it important to plan your career?
How to learn what is expected of you?
- During the job search process you probably learned about the type of school
- During the interview process asking key questions is an important starting step in learning how the
- Talk to people at every level -- Dean, Department Chair, senior faculty, junior faculty, etc. Some of the questions you would ask are the same at every level, such as what are your expectations of me
what was the most difficult part of your adjustment to the department
- Ask as many people as possible because the information provided by
What questions should I ask?
What to do if conflicting expectations?
- What happens if the information you get is inconsistent when talking to the Dean, Department Chair, senior faculty, junior faculty, etc.?
Is the evaluation process formal or informal? Is the evaluation conducted each year or every other year? How am I going to be evaluated?
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%?
Don't hestitate to ask these questions What resources exists
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)
SOmething written down, setting goals, work toward, check off list
research shows that people are motivate goals directed evaluate progress because standard
communicate with department understand what htey expect of you
know what to do and what not to do strategic planning on how to spend your time and resources
You are most important for your professional development but you also have
You should evaluate yourself every year Revise or modify your plans as you learn more about