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Teaching - Professional Development - ATS 782

Class Information

Class timing and location: Fridays from 11:10 am to 12:10 pm, Room: 4065

This class is designed to provide the student with tools that will help them navigate graduate school and also be of help when they graduate and find a place of employment. In this class we will discuss several topics that are useful for both academic and non academic careers. Topics include proposal writing, effective presentation techniques, funding agencies, professional ethics, budgeting, time management, structure of academia, etc.

Class participation is strongly encouraged.

This web page is the launching point for this semester. Make sure that you check up on this web page periodically for up-to-date information. This is a one credit class (that feels like a 3 credit course!) that will help you understand the mechanics of writing proposals, resumes and evaluate your career path using a traditional SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis.

Proposal opportunities
Most organizations, in this case, we are at UAH, have an office of sponsored programs (OSP) that deal with the proposal process. Check out our UAH OSP page at for all aspects on how to interact with administration folks.

NASA NESSF : - click on "Solicitations" then click on "Open Solicitations" then select the appropriate "NESSF" announcement.

Click here for PDF file for NESSF guidelines

Grading Criteria
Proposal : 40%
Career development project : 20%
Resume : 20%
Class participation : 20%

These two presentations have been given numerous times to various students and professionals that synthesizes the material in this course. (Click here for Short version) and (Click here for Long version)