Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Huddleston, Mark, The Public Administration Workbook, 4th ed., Longman Inc., 2000; Shafritz, J, Hyde, A. & Parkes, S., Classics of Public Administration, 5th ed., Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004; Ruggiero, Vincent, The Art of Thinking, A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought, 7th ed., Pearson/Longman, 2004.
Course Description: Principles and problems of public administration in America. Special attention is given to the problems of democratic control and the development of basic concepts of the field. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:To provide students with an understanding of public administration to include, but not limited to, budgets, personnel, policy and procedures and public perceptions of administrative practices within organizations. This course will attempt to teach each student the importance of public administration within a democratic society.
Course Assessment: Examinations, presentations, papers, and participation.
Grading: Midterm Exam..................20%
The midterm and final exams will include material handed out in class and covered in class discussions. The final is not cumulative. If a test is missed through an unscheduled absence, it will not be retaken. For a predetermined absence, arrangements may be made ahead of time to take an exam.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Zero unless arrangements are made beforehand.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, (i.e. illness, TDY, work), are excusable; however, the student is expected to make up the missed class work.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Monday and Wednesday from 4:45PM to 7:25PM. Dates of exams and term paper due date will be determined by students and instructor during first week of classes.
Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text. Written assignments are due on the dates assigned and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor beforehand. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absences.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101Submitting someone else's work as your own (plagiarism), is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school. The Associate Dean will be notified in writing of the action taken.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100Three unexcused absences are excessive and will be reported to the Park College Administrator. TDY orders may be given to the instructor or turned in to the school office.
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
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