Career Development

Developing SMART performance objectives

Managers and staff should aim to define S.M.A.R.T. performance and career development objectives.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

Examples of S.M.A.R.T. objectives

  • Identify three new funding sources by the end of FY 2018, and ensure that all grant requests are written, reviewed, and submitted to the granting agency/foundation by the respective deadlines.
  • Implement update of on-line graduate application program by October 1, 2018

You can hear more about setting SMART goals in this set of videos from (total time 19 minutes):

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