What is an IDP?
Why do I need/want an IDP?
Am I required to complete an IDP? How often?
When is it due? Why are these deadlines chosen?
What are the consequences of not completing the IDP requirements by the deadline?
I am a sixth year student. Which form should I use?
How do I prepare?
Do I have to share my completed IDP form with my advisor?
My advisor is too busy/traveling. What should I do?
How will the planning meeting proceed? Who leads the conversation?
I'm nervous about having this discussion with my advisor. What should I do?
I'm concerned that discussing my career options may diminish my advisor's view of me, or affect whether I am fairly considered for certain projects and opportunities.
Won't it be awkward to tell the person supervising/mentoring me that I don't want to follow his/her path?
What if my advisor doesn't take my IDP and planning meeting seriously and/or they react negatively to it?
Why are these meetings documented?
How/where do I submit my IDP?
Who will see my IDP? What about the meeting verification form?
Individual Development Plans
Communicating with Your Advisor
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