The Professional Plan

By Michele H. Jackson. Nuevo Día 2004 Presentation

(Available in pdf format)

The Professional Plan

“Professional planning” is a phrase I settled upon as representing the process of setting out the professional activities for the intentionally-vague period between now and a number of years into the future. For many of you, “now” means either the last years of your graduate program, or the first years of your first position. And the only distinct landmark in “the future” is contract review, promotion, and/or tenure. Talking about a “professional plan” is a way of turning that planning into something explicit and concrete.
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