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PO 336 The Media and Public Administration
Mills, Gregory Paul


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.

Course

PO 336 The Media and Public Administration

Semester

S1J 2006 DN

Faculty

Mills, Gregory Paul

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MPA

Office Location

By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816.372.9100

E-Mail

gregory.mills@park.edu

Semester Dates

Spring 1, 2006

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
In Cold Blood -- Truman Capote


Course Description:
An analysis of the relationship between public administrators and the media from the standpoints of (a) the public relations efforts of administrators, and (b) the reporting of the media.  3:0:3

Grading:
There are a number of graded assignments which combine to make up your total course grade and they are time sensitive. Assignments are due in the Dropbox by the date specified. Grading CriteriaListed below are the individual assignments and their respective point value.
15 No TV Assignment
200 Research Paper
25 Midterm
15 each Weekly Homework (5)
10 In Class Participation
325 Total Course Points Possible
Grading ScalePoints from each of the assignments are totaled and a letter grade is then assigned according to the scale below.
A 325-292
B 291-260
C 259-227
D 226-195
F 194-0

Late Submission of Course Materials:
As a general rule, late work does not count.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Creating a learning enviornment which allows for honest discussion while being sensitive to the position of others is paramount.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This course is supplemented by the eCompanion platform.  Topics and assignments by course date are listed on this site.

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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