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PO 337 Administrative Law
Furnish, Cynthia C.


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 337 Administrative Law

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Furnish, Cynthia C.

Title

Assistant Professor/Academic Director

Daytime Phone

210-657-6788

E-Mail

cindy.furnish@park.edu

cfurnish@satx.rr.com

Semester Dates

13 March-7 May 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Text: Administrative Law: Bureaucracy in a Democracy, 3rd ed., 2006
Author: Daniel Hall
ISBN: 0131184326.
Text: Smoking and Politics: Policy Making and the Federal Bureaucracy, 5th ed., 1996
Author: A. Fritschler and James Hoefler (this short ancillary text is a must for this course.)
ISBN: 0134358015
Students should also be thoroughly familiar with the Online Databases accessed through the Park University library

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
The study of administrative agencies, their rule making powers, adjudicatory functions and judicial control over such agencies.  Areas covered include:  the scope of administrative power, judicial review, regulatory law, due process, and personal liability of public servants.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the administrative law structure and process.
  2. Describe regulatory law
  3. Procedural requirements of agency rule making and adjudication.
  4. Understand the Federal Administrative Procedure Act.
  5. Describe ethical concerns of administrative policy making.
  6. Be familiar with case law regarding administrative policy making.


Class Assessment:
This is a survey course in administrative law. The materials cut across numerous substantive fields [e.g., environmental, business, communications, health, safety, labor, education, and social services]. The expectation is an understanding of administrative procedure common to the various substantive areas, not a mastery of any specific substantive. Example is demonstrated by means of review of ancillary text covering one important, demonstrative topic.
Basic topics, which include but are not limited to constitutional foundations of the administrative state; the constitutional and statutory law governing agency rulemaking and adjudication procedures; the law governing the scope of judicial review of agency action will be covered. The course also builds on general critical and analytical thinking.

Grading:
Grading Policy
You will be able to track your average throughout the course by means of the Gradebook. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment.
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Assignment Points % of Grade Due
Issues for Discussion 160 (20 pts each) 16% Weekly (8 weeks)
Case Reviews 60 ( 20pts each)  6% Weeks 2,4,7
Quizzes (3) 90( 30 pts each) 9% Weeks 2,4,7
Project (Smoking and Politics) 210 21% Week 6
Midterm Group Case 90   9% Weeks 3 & 4
Individual Comprehensive Case Briefs (2) 140 (70pts each)
14%
Weeks 1 & 6
Proctored Final Examination 250 250 Week 8
Total 1000 100%


Course Grading Scale
A = 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (or 800 to 890 points)
C = 70-79% (or 700 to 790 points)
D = 60-69% (or 600 to 690 points)
F = < 60% (600 or fewer points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Unless granted by the instructor before the fact, there are no excuses for late work.  Each day an assignment is late, your grade will drop .  After two days, the assignment will not be accepted, unless arrangements have been made with instructor.
No course project papers will be accepted after the due date unless arrangements are made with instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to have all assigned work turned in at the prescribed dates. Students are expected to actively participate in all discussion threads with an original answer to work assigned and to respond to other students (points will be lost without at least one response) in the class . These responses are to be substantive (at least 50-100 words). General praise for another student's response is not acceptable. Cases are to be briefed according to directions supplied by instructor. Students are expected to use several sources (at least 3, one must be your text) for information in discussion, briefs, and for completion of assigned projects.  Students are expected to read all materials assigned including ancillary text as the semester progresses (do not try to read the ancillary text at the last minute; you will want to comment on what you are feeling about the book each week).
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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