Institutional Research and Decision Support

Personal Development Plan

Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a process that will enable first-year students at IUPUI to understand, implement, and mark progress toward a degree and a career goal by creating and following a personalized plan that is open to revision and reevaluation every semester in collaboration with an academic advisor. PDPs have three components:

  • Semester in Review: Reflect on individual strengths, long-term goals, challenges faced during the first semester, and IUPUI resources utilized
  • Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs): Identify how IUPUI's learning outcomes (PULs) are connected to personalized academic and experiential goals
  • Peak Performance Plan: Outline specific action steps, courses, and extracurricular activities targeted for the undergraduate experience