Career Planning

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Why is it important to plan your career?

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?

What to do if conflicting expectations?

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

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