Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Are you a new faculty member? Or not new, but want a tool to structure your career goals?
Even for faculty, an individual development plan (IDP) could serve as a roadmap to help you achieve your short- and long-term goals to achieve promotion and tenure and help you achieve your teaching, service, and scholarly goals. The IDP is a written list of goals mapped to a timeline and includes goal-setting for different areas you want and need to focus on to build your academic career. These goals can include any skill development/training and career planning along with your teaching, service, and scholarly goals. In addition, mentors can be identified to help you with any specific areas of growth
Short- and long-term goals can be broken down in a number of different ways. One approach is to identify what you want to achieve by the end of your first year as a faculty member, by the period right before your first pre-tenure or promotion review, and by the period right before your post-tenure review.
Here are some faculty-level IDP templates that you could use to create your own IDP:
Contact for individual consultations if you want any assistance with crafting your own IDP:
- June Merlino, Leadership Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org