PO 331 Public Organizations
U1J 2007 DN
Adjunct Faculty/Political Science and Public Administration
B.A. Elementary Education - UMKCMPA - Organizational Behavior - UMKCCertified Mediator - Institute for Mediation - NY
June 6 - July 25, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM, Room 910
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a term paper on a specific public organization and will account for at least 20% of the total grade for the course and cover all five of the Core Learning Outcomes.
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June 6, 2007
1)Overview of Book - Looking at public organizations through the use of metaphors.
2)Mechanistic Organizations, Classical Management Theory,and Scientific Management
3)Syllabus Review 4)Intro to Term Paper
5)Intro to KC,MO and other government related web sites for research
1)Chapters 1 & 2 - Morgan
2)Assignment #1 (Will be emailed to students by May 31st)
3)Hacker - pages 100 -111
June 13, 2007
1)Guest Speakers from the City of KC,MO
2)Chapter 3 - Public organizations as organisms
3) Hacker - Resources for term paper and MLA format for Works Cited List.
4) Assessment of punctuation, capitalization and spelling skills.
1)Chapter 3 - Morgan
2)KC,MO 2005-06 Annual Report (KC,MO web site)
3)Governing Magazine (Governing web site) 2000 Report Card on Cities - See KC
4)Assignment 2 - (See email -Questions for KC speakers and worksheet)
June 20, 2007
1)Guest Speakers from the City of KC,MO.
2) Chapter 4 - Organizations as Brains
3) Group Work - Public Administration Review articles on metaphors.
4)Hacker - Writing a term paper and works cited list format
4)Individual Exercise - (Computer Lab)Prepare a draft of a works cited list from resources identified to date for term paper.
4)Term Paper Outline - Review and get feedback in groups.
1)Chapter 4 - Morgan
2)Hacker - pages 113-123
3)Assignment #3 - on Google (See email)Conference article on Max Weber and worksheet
June 27, 2007
1)Chapter 5 - Cultures in public organizations
2)Group Discussion of PAR articles
3) Hacker - MLA in text citations
4) Group work - relating term paper research to text and KC information
1)Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-5)
2)Chapter 5 - Morgan
3) Hacker - pages 128-134
July 4, 2007
Note: This is a national holiday. We will decide on an alternate date this session by consensus during the June 6th class.
1) Speaker from KC,MO
2)Chapter 6 - Public Organizations as Political Systems
3) Hacker - MLA format
4) Group discussion of article in PA Times
1) Chapter 6 - Morgan
2)Hacker - pages 148-154
3) Assignment #4 (See email) Questions for speakers and worksheet
July 11, 2007
1) Chapter 7 - Public Organizations as Psychic Prisons
2) Chapter 8 - Organization as Flux and Transformation
1)Draft of Term Paper due
2)Chapters 7 and 8 - Morgan
July 18, 2007
1) Draft term papers will be returned for editing
2) Chapter 9 - Public Organizations as Instruments of Domination
3) Chapter 10 - The Challenge of Metaphor
4) Group Work -Work with a partner to edit draft of term paper.
1) Chapters 9 and 10 - Morgan
2)Assignment #5 (See email)
July 25, 2007
1) Discussion of findings from term papers.
2) Chapter 11 - Reading and Shaping Organizational Life
3)Final Exam - Case Study
1) Final Exam (Chapters 6-11)
2)Chapter 11 - Morgan
3)Revised Term Paper Due
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