This overview describes the
in an eleven week course. Put simply, these are the things that are
valued, stressed, explained, and rewarded by the grading system. The
latter combines group and individual measurements of activity and
By its nature work is something we do for pay. But the exact nature of
that is different depending on individuals, organizations, and
specific situations [think of a soldier in combat: Mother Theresa,
Albert Einstein, Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi
were individuals not paid in financial ways for what they did]. The most
important thing this course stresses is that it is up to each of us to
find ways to work responsibly.
Doing the course should further individuals' professional development.
One single thing stands as the key to this. It is learning (by doing)
to communicate with others.
Seeking out information clearly aids in professional development.
It helps support communicating: one can always tell others what one has
The most effective uses of common time and the greatest impact from
ideas and knowledge come from preparation.
Use of computer tools, composing visual aides, developing figures,
carefull choice of titles, thoughtful outlines, and efforts put into
writing position papers, and composing critiques, are some ways that occurs.
Here are some other course objectives listed in a terse fashion:
Work with others and on one's own to pursue a goal.
Increase, develop and apply one's computer knowledge.
Gain project management skill.
Develop skill at conveying one's activities and achievements to others.
Get experience at meeting deadlines.
Decide and agree with others what is needed and act with them to complete a good project.