The Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a flexible document that reflects the strengths of the candidate and her/his professional development goals. It should align with the department, college, and university goals and serves as a guideline for professional growth and development. It is not a contract that obligates the candidate or university to specific actions or commitment of resources.
The PDP is developed every two years during the probationary period starting during the candidate’s first semester at HSU. The two-year PDP cycle may not always coincide with a candidates’ RTP cycle. The PDP inserted into the Working Personnel Action File (WPAF) may have been written and reviewed during the previous year.