Identifying Professional Development Experiences

Created by: James Cawthorne and Dr. Audeen Fentiman, Purdue University

 Teaching Development


 Research and Scholarship Development


 1. Conducting a classroom lecture


1. Responsible Conduct of Research

 2. Conducting a laboratory class


               a. Research integrity

 3. Designing a classroom lecture


           b. Human subjects research

 4. Classroom management


               c. Responsible data management

 5. Developing a teaching philosophy


               d. Plagiarism

 6. Developing a portfolio – teaching


               e. Copyright

 7. Addressing academic dishonesty


 2. Conducting Research

 8. Promoting academic integrity


               a. Developing a research plan

 9. Assessing students – Formative


               b. Literature review

 10. Assessing students – Summative


               c. Collaboration and teamwork

 11. Integrating technology into the classroom


              d. Laboratory management

 12. Preparing a syllabus


              e. Intellectual property

 13. Designing a course


 3. Disseminating Research

 14. Designing the laboratory course


              a. Conference or journal paper

 15. Integrating a class and lab


              b. Conference presentation

 16. Distributed learning/Distance learning


              c. Non-academic

 17. Teaching ethics


 4. Writing grants/proposal for funding

 18. Managing student-teacher relationships


              a. NSF

 19. Recognizing student differences in learning


              b. Non-NSF government agencies

 20. Active learning techniques


              c. Industry

 21. Learning communities


 5. Providing peer review – conference or journal

 22. Team teaching


 6. Managing a research grant


               a. Carrying out the proposed study



           b. Budgeting and financial management


               c. Selecting research assistants

 1. Service on departmental/college committee                                            


 7. Developing a research philosophy

 2. Service in disciplinary societies


 8. Developing a portfolio – research

 3. Leading service learning activities


 4. Taking research to practice



 5. Extension service


 6. Performing community service


 1. Get to know people within your discipline

 7. Consulting


 2. Get people within your discipline to know you


 3. Identifying future collaborators

 Personal Development


 4. Identifying interdisciplinary connections

 1. Developing communication skills


 5. Identifying potential funding sources

              a. Written/Oral/Graphical/Interpersonal


2. Charting a course – graduate school


 Work/Life Balance

3. Charting a course – career


4. Conflict management


 1. Finding your balance between work and life

 5. Understanding diversity


 2. Managing stress

 6. Conducting a job search


 3. Develop a support network

7. Interviewing


 4. Helping your family or significant other understand the  demands of your work

 8. Developing an effective CV/Resume


 9. Negotiating the job offer



 10. Developing leadership skills


 11. Developing management skills


 1. Identifying potential mentors

           a. Managing meetings effectively


 2. Identifying the mentoring you want/need

           b. Supervision of others


 3. Approaching someone to be your mentor

 12. Developing a career portfolio


 4. Roles and responsibilities in a mentored relationship


 5. Mentoring others