G.P.S--Generate Professional Success


2020 G.P.S. Schedule and Program Content

Generating Professional Success in the Academic Professional Track

Workshop Resources & Handouts


DAY 1:  Monday, May 11, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note, each day has a separate registration and a different zoom link​

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Know the terrain-Promotion basics and planning your strategy
Blanca Lupiani & Heather Wilkinson
  • Contemplate your timeline
  • Consider your approach to networking
  • Recognize the importance of colleagues and mentors who will tell you the truth
  • Consider the questions you should ask at your annual review
  • Envision your impact on your field
  • Plan your service to serve your plans
  • Be intentional with your teaching

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Plan your trip-G.P.S. Activity
Heather Wilkinson
  • Identify goals for teaching, research, and service
  • Set milestones needed to meet goals for midterm review 
  • Set milestones needed to meet goals for promotion dossier submission
  • Estimate the resources and skills you need to meet your milestones and accomplish your goals
  • Map your network and mentors

DAY 2:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please note, each day has a separate registration and a different zoom link​

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Set and keep your pace-Becoming an academic writer
Patricia Goodson
  • Recognize the role deep and deliberative practice plays in becoming an academic writer
  • Consider the behaviors that can get in the way of becoming a productive academic writer
  • Explore exercises that can strengthen your practice of academic writing

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Find the fuel-Funding your scholarship
James Izat
  • Recognize the faculty development available via the VPR's office
  • Review the most common issues new faculty face in pursuit of funding
  • Identify the ways you can influence proposal success
  • Appreciate the resources available to support proposal success

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Plan, but remember to enjoy the journey-Teaching strategies used by faculty who thrive
Jean Layne
  • Recognize the amount of preparation time is influenced by your approach
  • Value the role student-centered approaches play in teaching success
  • Comprehend the evidence-based strategies that enhance learning
  • Appreciate the importance of pursuing and documenting incremental continuous improvement of your teaching

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Make a scrapbook-Alimetrics and scholars@tamu
Bruce Herbert
  • Create at Scholars@TAMU profile
  • Identify authentic quantitative and qualitative indicators of impact
  • Vision about the 3 page impact statement for your promotion dossier