Professional Development Plan

Year 1

Knowledge Area

Students with Disabilities

Enter workshop sessions on physical, emotional, and developmental (dis)abilities at national and local conferences

Look into and read Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach (Evans, Broido, Brown, & Wilke, 2017 

Grant
Writing

Research funding opportunities for unit yearly expenses

Read articles on Inside Higher Ed to inform best practices in grant writing

First Generation Students

Research recent studies on first generation student development and how different social identities may impact a student’s experience

Contact institutional departments that work specifically with first gen students on campus

Social Justice Education

Begin to develop a virtual curriculum to scale up SJE

Submit chapter proposal/extended abstract on virtual SJE learning for a book/publication

Professional Competency

Law, Policy, and Governance

Become familiar with the unit, department, division, and institutional policies on my campus by research

Learn and memorize organizational charts of the institution, to get an understanding of the hierarchical structure and potential collaborators

Technology


Familiarize self with institutional technologies and virtual platforms for teaching

Begin utilizing different applications in my work such as, discord, slack, Microsoft teams, and more

Organizational and Human Resource

Manage an increased budget responsibility, while being equitable in usage

Begin to develop structural delegation plan for potential human resources

Leadership


Apply for lead team position in Asian Pacific American Network

Request 1:1 coffee meeting with various Senior Student Affairs Officers to get a better understand of their leadership role

Year 2

Knowledge Area

Students with Disabilities

Begin professional relationship with campus’ counseling services and office of disability services

Work to begin incorporation and implementation of accessible counseling services and disability services for students within home department

Grant
Writing

Purchase and read Grant Writing in Higher Education: A Step-By-Step Guide (Henson, 2003) to obtain literature on grant writing

Attend a workshop on grant writing during a local or national conference

First Generation Students

Compile resource database of institutional opportunities available to first generation college students

Benchmark institutional resources for first-generation college students within the Midwest, West coast, or East coast, depending on home institution location

Social Justice Education

Attend the Social Justice Training Institute

Draft a full chapter with a team for a book/publication

Professional Competency

Law, Policy, and Governance

Attend Title IX trainings and workshops

Attend open and closed business meetings of professional organizations within ACPA

Technology


Maintain a fully functioning discord server for departmental use, to scale up potential student engagement on social justice

Implement Microsoft team usage to create an autonomous and accountable online platform for employees

Organizational and Human Resource

Participate in a search committee for new student affairs professionals joining the department

Assess and re-evaluate changes needed to improve communication between collaborating units through surveys and group meetings

Leadership


Begin applying for higher positions within ACPA, whether it be conference planning, multiracial coalition, or anything else

Join a social justice task force for the institution

Year 3

Knowledge Area

Students with Disabilities

Collaborate with student organizations, counseling services, and disability services on creating socially just workshop centered on physical, emotional, and developmental (dis)abilities.

Create an annual workshop series with new student orientation that students can benefit from as they enter the institution

Grant
Writing

Contact and create/join a committee to write a grant proposal for the unit or department

Submit grant proposal after peer review

First Generation Students

Create needs assessment questionnaire to better understand the campus’ first-generation student climate

Work with first generation programs or department to deliver social justice informed workshop

Social Justice Education

Join a Social Justice and Inclusion campus committee

Publish chapter/article or host a workshop on SJE virtual learning

Professional Competency

Law, Policy, and Governance

Participate in a meeting held by Senior Student Affairs Officers on administration

Join a Title IX or student conduct committee

Technology


Conduct research on discord as a potential virtual institution wide platform to use moving forward due to COVID-19

Create virtual platform video guides for student affairs professionals

Organizational and Human Resource

Lead a search committee for my department

Work with the chair, associate director, and/or director of the department on future budgeting plans (next fiscal year or beyond)

Leadership


Lead a project team for ACPA or obtain an even higher position within APAN or ACPA

Implement changes to curricular and co-curricular implementation of social justice in their work