Individual Development Plans


An objective is an action plan that will bring you closer to accomplishing your goals. Sometimes it will take multiple actions to achieve your objective. For example:

  • Goal = Increase your teaching experience
  • Objective = Teach 2 classes per year
  • Actions = 1) Contact 5 colleagues in various departments and institutions by July 2 to explore teaching opportunities. 2) Check online postings and apply to teach at least 4 courses per semester.

It is strongly recommended that you create objectives and activities that are SMART: