WHAT IS AN IDP?
An Individual Development Plan is a planning document to help you identify your goals and objectives for the upcoming year. These goals can pertain to your research, professional development needs, and career plans.
All postdocs must complete the Annual IDP Report with your faculty mentor and submit it prior to reappointment each year. This report is intended to be a summary of your actual IDP. Below is the form that you should use.
You are not required to share your IDP in its entirety with your faculty mentor. Instead, each year prior to your reappointment, your faculty mentor and you will discuss your progress and future plans and complete the Annual IDP Report.
The IDP Report ensures that you have a research and professional development plan and that your mentor is assisting you with your development.