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Professional Development Core Competencies

Professor teaching course

Core Competency

  Developed Skills

Wellness
  • Positive health and wellness
  • Work-life balance
  • Financial preparedness
  • Stress management
  • Time management
Research 
  • Ethics
  • Academic writing
  • Patents and copyright
  • Building research teams
  • Respect for human and animal subjects 
Leadership 
  • Building and managing teams
  • Leadership skills
  • Increasing knowledge of diversity
  • Project management
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 
Communication 
  • Public speaking
  • Structuring theses and dissertations 
  • Social media presence
  • Grant writing
Career Development 
  • Networking
  • Career exploration
  • Utilizing SDSU's Jacks
  • Career Link
  • Interviewing
  • Writing cover letters and resumes 
Teaching 
  • Student preparation
  • Student engagement
  • Organization for learning
  • Student-instructor relationships