PO 330 Public Administration
S2OO 2006 WO
White, Micheal R.
B.S. Bus. AdminM.A. ManagementM.A. Public Administration
20 March -14 May 2006
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Public Administration - An Action Orientation, Fifth Edition, Robert B Denhardt and Janet V Denhardt, Thomson Higher Education, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002-3098
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
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, lectures, class discussion, case studies and written exams. The instructor will utilize current events to stimulate class discussions
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grading: Class Participation 10%
Mid-Term Exam 35%
The following scale will be used to determine letter grades:
F Below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: Five points will be deducted for each week an assignment is late. No homework will be accepted after the 7th night.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation in class discussions is expected and will be part of the final grade. Students are expected to be at each class meeting and on time. Students arriving late, leaving early or not attending will lose part of their class participation points.
Meeting - 1
Lecture/Discussion on Personal Action in PA and The Political Context of PA.
Chapters 1 & 2
Meeting - 2
Lecture/discussion on The Interorganizational Context of PA and The Ethics of Public Service.
Chapters 3 & 4
Homework #1 Due
Meeting - 3
Lecture/discussion on Designing and Managing Organizations and Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Review for the Mid-Term Exam.
Chapters 5 & 6
Homework #2 Due
Meeting - 4
Lecture/Discussion on Budgeting and Financial Management.
Meeting - 5
Lecture/Discussion On The Management of Human Resources and Personal and Leadership Skills in Public Management.
Chapters 8 & 9
Homework #3 Due
Meeting - 6
Lecture /Discussion on Interpersonal Skills and Group Dynamics and Administrative Reforms and Technology.
Chapter 10 & 11
Homework #4 Due
Meeting - 7
Lecture/Discussion on The Future of Public Service.
Review for Final Exam
Homework #5 Due
Meeting - 8
Overview and Discussion on Public Administration
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.
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 .