How to Effectively Set & Prioritize Goals

Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the “5 Promising Principles” for goal setting and prioritization
  2. List the major benefits of goal setting and prioritization for undergraduates, graduate students, as well as early-, mid-, and late-career academics
  3. Strategically develop SMART Goal statements to achieve near- as well as long-term goals
  4. Efficiently prioritize tasks to meet your personal and professional deadlines for the next 6 months


Toyin Alli, PhD, is an award-winning Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Georgia and the Founder of The Academic Society LLC, a consultancy firm focused on academic productivity and time management. Dr. Alli is a former Ronald E. McNair Scholar and completed her doctoral studies in mathematics at the University of Alabama. Since this time, she has been recognized with accolades including the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member and the Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award from the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to creating online courses on time management, productivity, and self-care, Dr. Alli is the author of the book: #GRADBOSS: A Grad School Survival Guide. Deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in academia, she is actively involved in professional development programs and committees aimed at enhancing teaching methodologies and student learning experiences.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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