We are doing a research on Developing a TLIM Technical Writing Directed Emphasis Track
1) How did you tackle the task given?
2) How should our audience continue the development process?
3) What are things the audience needs to know or consider before attempting to move on the
4) What don’t they know yet? How should these unknowns be approached?
Post-Proposal Executive Summary
Project Title: Developing a TLIM Technical Writing Directed Emphasis Track
Statement of Project Context & Relevance: Why was this project requested? Strategic purpose & value.
Our project, as part of our Senior Project, was requested to develop a TLIM Technical Writing Directed
Emphasis Track. This track can mirror the requirements of a minor. The strategic purpose is to create an
emphasis track to bring students into the College of Technology and pursue a career in Technology
Leadership Innovation & Management with a focus in Technical Writing to become more employable and
attractive to employers looking to hire college graduates from the University of Houston.
Include Project Scope: Note the proposed scope & any requested adjustments requested to project scope.
The proposed scope of our project is to research & develop a TLIM Directed Emphasis Track in Technical
Writing to fill the needs of local industries and organizations. The requested adjustment to our project is to
restructure our focus to be generally based on Technical Writing instead of only targeting the medical
industry. As we develop our course plan, we can eliminate Proposal Writing as one of the classes since it is
already part of the TLIM degree plan and replace it with Grant Writing. We should also combine medical &
science writing into one topic.
Include Project Deliverables: Note proposed deliverables & any requested adjustments requested of project
At this point, our deliverables consist of a TLIM Directed Emphasis Track consisting of 18 credit hours
focused on the medical industry. We are also making a course plan and marketing material that will explain
why Technical Writing is a good career field. We have a chart that includes general information on
Technical Writers and a Grant Writing Process diagram.
The requested adjustment to our deliverables is to change our focus to Technical Writing to a general focus
and include Grant Writing as a course to our Directed Emphasis track. We should also include a deliverable
that lists courses that don’t currently exist at the University of Houston. We need to include research
deliverables that persuade our audience to take an interest in Technical Writing, show the background of
the technical writing field, what kind of jobs are available in the Houston area, and what other universities