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PO 330 Public Administration
Gardner, Gary A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePO 330 Public Administration GR
SemesterS2G2005
FacultyGardner, Gary A.
TitleAdjunct Senior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMSA
Office LocationBase Education Center
Office HoursAs Arranged
Daytime Phone701-780-8228
Other Phone701-746-4154
E-Mailgary.gardner@park.edu
g3mgardner@aol.com
gary.gardner@gfcounty.com
Semester Dates21 Mar - 15 May 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:55 - 7:25 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Milakovich, M & Gordon, G., Public Administration in America, 8th ed., Thompson/Wadsworth, 2004.

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%
Final Exam....................20%
Term Paper....................50%
Class Participation...........10%

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 101
Submitting 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.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Three 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.

Disability Guidelines:

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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