PLAN Professional Development

Overview

Diagram showing all of the phases of PLAN Development

The PLAN is a framework for understanding and addressing the professional development needs of graduate students. Run by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS), PLAN helps students take charge of their own learning and development by offering opportunities and resources related to Professional Development, Life Skills, Academic Development, and Networking skills. PLAN is designed to help students in getting started, moving on through their program, and moving beyond graduate school.

Workshops and Events

PLAN supports your professional development by offering interdisciplinary workshops and events that address discrete topics of interest for graduate students. The workshops are typically 1-2 hours of discussion and interaction, facilitated by expert faculty and graduate students. Other special events include panels, invited speakers, and social and networking events.

Academies

PLAN includes several Academies, which are threaded sets of workshops that run either a semester or a year long. Unlike workshops, Academies require students to apply for acceptance once a year. More information about the design, content, and application process for each Academy can be found at the links below.

Mentoring

Mentorship is the flagship pedagogy of graduate education, and research shows that graduate students with strong mentoring relationships are more prepared, and often more successful in their career searches. The MentorCenter is designed to help faculty and students make the most of these essential relationships. Browse through the resources and frequently-asked questions, view videos and guides to faculty or peer mentoring, or request personalized mentoring advice through the MentorConnect portal.

Resources

We have collected materials from many PLAN workshops and from across the web to provide as additional resources for you. This is a working document, so check back periodically as we continue to grow our collection.

Note: Please be respectful of the presenter by always giving credit when using any part of their workshop materials. Also understand that the materials included here are partial and out-of-context, and therefore do not represent or replace the full content of any PLAN session.

  1. 10 Tips for Mastering Your Qualifying Exam (link to article from Bitesize Bio)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, studying
  2. "Choosing a Research Topic" (link to article from the Tags, Keywords: Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research
  3. Dissertation Writing Accountability Group group description and Facebook group page)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, writing
  4. Graduate Student Orientation Handbook
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
  5. Handbooks from your department and/or school, such as the A&S Grad Handbook
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
  6. How Graduate School is Different from College (link to article)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
  7. Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science (link to list from Science.gov)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research
  8. PhinisheD (link to discussion board for people trying to finish a thesis or dissertation)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, writing
  9. "Preparing for Your Comprehensive Exams" (link to article from APA)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, studying
  10. Reading and Responding to Graduate-Level Scholarship workshop (ppt)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Writing Center, academic, international
  11. Research Integrity office (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research, ethical, UofL office
  12. Responsible Conduct of Research (link to article from APA)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research, ethical
  13. The Role of Argument and Evidence in Graduate-Level Writing workshop (ppt)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Writing Center, academic, international
  14. Sample Dissertation Proposals (link to list from UT-Austin website)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, writing, academic, research
  15. Sample Thesis Proposals (link to list from UW-Milwaukee website)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, writing, academic, research
  16. The Successful Graduate Student (link to article in Journal of Academic and Business Ethics)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, academic, professional development
  17. Tips for Exam Preparation
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, academic, studying
  18. Writing Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, research, UofL office
  1. Academic Jobs (link to list from Academic Employment Network)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  2. Academic Job Search (link to articles from UC- Berkeley)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
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  3. Academic Job Search Resources (link to list from U of Minnesota)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
  4. Academic Mock Interview- (link to video)- shared with permission of Mike Sobiech
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  5. Academic Resume Samples
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, alt-ac, Career Colloquium
  6. Accepting, Declining and Negotiating Job Offers (link to article from Penn State)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
  7. Alt-ac Academy
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
  8. Alternative Career Annotated Bibliography- from What Else Can You Do With That? workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, What Else Can You Do With That?, alt-ac
  9. Alternative Career Resources- from What Else Can You Do With That? workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, What Else Can You Do With That?, alt-ac
  10. Be Searchable handout - directions for developing an online portfolio and posting job materials, shared by Amy Lueck
    Tags, Keywords: technology, career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Be Searchable, Career Colloquium
  11. Building a Resume from a CV- shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, alt-ac
  12. Career Development Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, UofL office
  13. Career Tips- gathered by attendees of the 2013 Career Colloquium
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  14. Career Colloquium Powerpoint - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  15. The CV Doctor (link to this series of articles from The Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  16. CV Samples
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  17. Dr. Karen's Rules of the Academic CV (link to article from The Professor is In)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  18. Dr. Karen's Rules of the Research Statement (link to article from The Professor is In)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  19. Getting a Job in Academia (link to article from about.com)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
  20. "Go Ahead, Haggle" (link to article from Chronicle about negotiating job offers
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  21. "Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin" (article from Inside Higher Ed)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, at-ac, Moving Beyond
  22. How to Leave Academia (website for Peer to Peer Post-Academic Support)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, at-ac, Moving Beyond
  23. Job Listing Sources - where to find job listings in your field
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  24. Sample Job Search Log (Excel)- to keep track of your application process
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  25. The Job Talk handout - shared by Beth Boehm
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, The Job Talk
  26. Leaving Academe (link to discussion forum from the Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
  27. Leonard Cassuto's lecture- The Academic Job Market (link to YouTube video)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
  28. Leonard Cassuto's lecture- Audience Q&A (link to YouTube video)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
  29. "Negotiating a Job Offer" (link to article from U of Illinois)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  30. "Negotiating That First Offer" (link to article from Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  31. PhDs.org- sample page and website link for job listings
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
  32. Planning a Career after Graduate School (link to article from Modern Language Association)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond
  33. The Rhetoric of the CV (link to article in The Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  34. Salary Negotiation Dos and Don'ts for Job Seekers (link to article from Quintessential Careers)
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
  35. Transferable Skills Assessment - for alternative careers
    Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, alt-ac, What Else Can You Do With That?
  1. Campus Health and Insurance Introduction - shared by Carol Kloenne
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, insurance
  2. Campus Health Services (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, UofL office
  3. Child Care Resources (link to Women's Center list)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
  4. Counseling Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress, UofL office
  5. Counseling Services for HSC Students (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress
  6. "Cultivating the Community of Scholars: Peer Relationships for Grad Students" (link to article from Grad Resources website by Nick Repak)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, mentoring
  7. Diversity Made Simple: Understanding Important Terms (link to article from Purdue)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, diversity
  8. Early Learning Campus- preschool for university faculty/staff/students (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
  9. Office of Diversity (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, diversity, UofL office
  10. Health Promotions Programming, including free yoga (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress, UofL office
  11. Financial Advice for Graduate Students (link to article from gradschools.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, finance
  12. Fitness and Wellness Information, including free exercise classes (link to Intramurals)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, work-life balance, UofL office
  13. Funding Opportunities (link to list from PhD Project)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, finance
  14. Graduate Student Life Handbook
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance
  15. "Grad Student to Professor" (link to article from Inside Higher Ed)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
  16. Grad Student Professional Development Career Planning (link to website from UW-Madison)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
  17. How to Deal With Conflict (link to article from Free Management Library)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support
  18. LGBT Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, UofL office
  19. Ombuds Office (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, UofL office
  20. Parental, Family, and Medical Leave Policy for Graduate Students (link to SIGS web page)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family, UofL office
  21. "The PhD Experience" (link to article from UC-San Diego)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On
  22. "Secrets to Success for Life After Graduate School" (link to article from UC-San Diego)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
  23. "Sharing the Pain" (link to article from Science Magazine about dissertation/thesis writing support groups)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, support
  24. Simple Steps to Master Your Use of Time (link to article from about.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, time
  25. Stress Quiz: How Stressed Are You? (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health
  26. Taking Time for Baby (link to message thread in Tomorrow's Professor)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
  27. Time Management Tips for Grad Students (link to article from about.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, time
  1. "A New Model of Mentoring" (link to article by Kerry Rockquemore from Inside Higher Ed)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  2. Mentor Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, UofL office
  3. Networked Mentoring Map
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  4. Peer Mentoring for Recruitment- shared by Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  5. Peer Mentoring Handbook - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  6. Strategies for Effective Mentoring Relationships (doc)- shared by Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  1. "Becoming Part of the Research Community" (link to web article)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
  2. "Career Advantages of Collaboration" (link to article from Science magazine)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
  3. "Collaborating and Coauthoring" (link to article from Inside Higher Ed)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
  4. "Demystifying Networking While in Graduate School" (link to article from gradschools.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
  5. "Developing Sustainable Research Networks in Graduate Education" (link to article in Computers and Composition)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
  6. "Networking on the Network" (link to article from UCSD)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, technology
  7. MentorCenter (link to SIGS' mentoring website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, UofL office
  8. Peer Mentoring Handbook- shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
  9. "Present and Publish Your Research" (link to article from UBC)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
  10. Graduate Student Council
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, funding, UofL office
  1. Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation (link to article from CMU professor)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
  2. An Open Letter to New Graduate Students (link to Chronicle article)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  3. Graduate Student Orientation Handbook
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  4. Graduate School Survival Guide (link to article from CS Student at UNC)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  5. Graduate Student Professional Development (blog from Duke University)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond
  6. Grants.gov (link to website search page)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
  7. Grant Writing Tips for Graduate Students (link to article from The Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
  8. Grant Writing Academy (link to brief online descriptionof the Fall 2013 academy)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding, UofL office
  9. How Graduate School is Different from College (link to about.com article)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  10. How to Survive Graduate School (link to article from Tulane University)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  11. International Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning, international, UofL office
  12. Life of a Graduate Student (link to article from University of Maryland faculty)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  13. Three Tips for New Graduate Students (link to article from about.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
  14. Writing a Fellowship Application workshop (ppt)- shared by John Jaynes
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, funding, writing
  15. Writing Grant Applications workshop (ppt)- shared by John Jaynes
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, funding, writing
  1. Call for Papers Feed for English/Cultural Studies (link to CFP list from UPenn)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
  2. Call for Papers Feed for Humanities/Social Sciences (link to CFP list from H-Net)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
  3. Call for Papers Feed for Sciences (link to CFP list from AAAS)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
  4. "Finding the Perfect Postdoc"
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
  5. Finding the Right Postdoc workshop (ppt) - shared by Thomas Geoghegan. At the request of the workshop presenter, you will be prompted for your UofL credentials to view this item
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing,Finding the Perfect Postdoc
  6. "Going in with Your Eyes Open: What to Ask Before Accepting a US Postdoc"
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing,Finding the Perfect Postdoc
  7. Get Published (link to article from U of California- Santa Cruz)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing
  8. Human Subjects Protection Program (link to website for IRB)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office
  9. Literature Searching Library Research Guide (link to UofL Library website)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office, Power Literature Searching
  10. Literature Searching Strategies handout (doc)- shared by Rob Detmering and Samantha McClellan
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, Power Literature Searching
  11. One-on-One Research Appointment with a UofL Librarian (link to request form)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office
  12. Navigating Issues in Research Compliance (ppt)- shared by Allison Ratterman
  13. National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Core Competencies Checklist (jpg)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing
  14. National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Fact Sheet
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
  15. Publishing Advice for Graduate Students (link to article from Social Science Research Network)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
  16. "The Pipeline to Publishing" (link to article from the Chronicle)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing
  17. "Publishing: Advice and Information" (link to article from about.com)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing
  18. "TQ Editor's Ponderings" (link to blog about publishing from editor of TESOL Quarterly)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing, writing, international
  1. Classroom Assessment Techniques - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
  2. Creating a Teaching Portfolio (link to article from Washington University)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching
  3. Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning Blog (link)
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, UofL office
  4. GTA Academy
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, UofL office
  5. "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching workshop (ppt)- shared by David Owen
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
  6. "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching workshop resources (doc)- shared by David Owen
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
  7. Teaching Students Information Literacy Skills (ppt)- shared by Rob Detmering and Anna Marie Johnson
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Students Information Literacy
  8. Social Identity Reflection Worksheet - shared by David Owen
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
  9. Student Development Theory Cheatsheet - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
  10. Teaching Toolbox Resources - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
  11. Teaching Toolbox workshop (ppt)- shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
  12. Today's Learner Case Study - shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
  13. Why You Need a Teaching Philosophy Statement and How to Develop One (ppt)- shared by Marie Kendall Brown)
    Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, teaching, career
  1. Beginning EndNote (link to guide from UofL Libraries)
  2. Be Searchable handout - directions for developing an online portfolio and posting job materials shared by Amy Lueck
    Tags, Keywords: technology, career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Be Searchable, Career Colloquium
  3. Delphi Center (link to website)
    Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond, UofL office
  4. Librarians can teach your class about information literacy (link to request form)
    Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond, UofL office
  5. Using Technology to Support Critical Thinking (link to article from U of Oregon)
    Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond
  6. Teaching with Technology Bibliography (link to list on Wikispaces)
    Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond
  7. Teaching with Technology articles (link to list from TeAchnology)
    Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond

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