PO330 Public Administration

for S1J 2007

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PO 330 Public Administration


S1J 2007 DN


Faulwell, Bond


Adjunct Faculty


B.A., Grinnell College
Further study Harvard Law, Federal Executive Institute

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

Jan 16 - Mar 5, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



Milakovich and Gordon, Public Administration in America, 9th Edition, Thomson/Wadsworth

Huddleston and Dresang, Public Administration Workbook, Fifth Edition, Pearson/Longman

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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:

We will learn through discussion and dialogue.  It is critical that all assigned material be read so that students can actively participate in discussions.  Questions will be posed to require students to think about issues.  Assignments will encourage the application of course material.The Socratic dialogue will be used to demonstrate the relevance of current issues in public administration.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe public administration in America and its historical developments.
  2. Describe bureaucratic organizations.
  3. Describe public personnel systems.
  4. Describe public budgetary systems.
  5. Describe public organization management.
  6. Describe administrative law procedures.
  7. Describe decision making in a public organization.
  8. Describe policy making in administrative agencies.
  9. Describe ethical considerations in public administration.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Workbook topics and a final examination covering the above topics will be assigned and graded


Attendance and Paricipation - 20%
Workbook Exercises - 40%
Comprehensive Final Examination - 40%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

I will not accept late work.  If there is a reason you cannot be in class you must contact me and ensure your work is given to me.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

 Honest disagreement and differences of opinion on issues are critical to the American system. All individuals are expected to treat each other with respect and encourage classmates to articulate their views.


Class Activities,



Meeting - 1,


Text, Chapters 1 & 2; Read Huddleston (H) Exercise 1


Meeting - 2,

Turn in 2 typed memos, (H) Exercise 1

Text, Chapters 3& 4; Read (H) Exercise 2


Meeting - 3,

Turn in Forms 8 & 9, (H), Exercise 2

Text, Chapters 5 & 6; Read (H) Exercise 6


Meeting - 4,

Turn in Form 31, (H) Exercise 6

Text, Chapters 6 & 7; Read (H) Exercise 16


Meeting - 5,

Turn in Formz 78 through 84, (H) Exercise 6

Text, Chapters 8 & 9; Read (H) Exercise 17


Meeting - 6,

Turn in Forms 78 though 84, (H) Exercise 16

Text, Chapters 10 & 11; Read (H) Exercise 18


Meeting - 7,

Turn in Form 89 though 90, (H) Exercise 18

Text, Chapter 12;  


Meeting - 8,



Final Examintion

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarised work will result in a grade of "F" for the class and recommendation for expulsion from the university.

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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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