Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Mission StatementThe Hauptmann School of Public Affairs offers a citizen-centered, professional program of graduate study that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. As participants in HSPA's vibrant academic community, faculty and students consider, with the coursework, the larger issues of democracy, stewardship, and technology. In so doing, HSPA seeks to prepare students for the courage and discernment to act for the common good in the global context. Going beyond competence, students develop knowledge, skills, and values requisite for leadership and service in and across all sectors of society, including government, business, and nonprofit. HSPA cultivates public affairs as a life-long passion that is fundamental to citizenship in a free society.
Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Vision StatementThe Hauptmann School for Public Affairs will serve the common good by graduating leaders who exercise authority responsibly, make ethical decisions, act with moral courage, and advance human dignity world-wide.
PA 501 Public Affairs Concepts and Theory
FAP 2007 GS
James, Ray S.
M.P.A., University of Missouri, 1989Chancellor's Certificate in Public Administration, University of Missouri at St. Louis, 2006
Downtown Campus, 911 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64105
816-931-5293 (h). Fax messages may be sent to this number.
5:45 - 8:15 PM
Textbook: 1. Robert P. Denhardt, Theories of Public Organization, Harcourt Brace College Publishers
2. Saumel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, Simon & Schuster
3. George M. Kelling & Catherine M. Coles, Fixing Broken Windows, Simon & Schuster
4. Amatai Etzioni, The Monochrome Society, Princeton University Press
5. John Mueller, Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph=s Pretty Good Grocery, Princeton University Press
6. Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone, Simon & Schuster
7. Terry L. Jordan, The U.S. Constitution and Interesting Facts about it, Oak Hill Publishing Co.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: 1. Brian R. Fry, Mastering Public Administration, Chatham House Publishers
2. Jack C. Doppelt/Ellen Shearer, Nonvoters, America=s No-Shows, Sage Publications
3. Robert P. George, The Clash of Orthodoxies, ISI Books
4. Jan S. Prybyla, The American Way of Peace, University of Missouri Press
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In one semester we will read seven books and cover a whole range of concepts and theories. Students should "come to class" each week (via our online conferencing area) with questions, comments and new ideas.
Educational Philosophy: Using all available forms of research and information gathering, the instructor believes in a Socratic approach. Students will be encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other in the pursuit of truth and excellence. The instructor is especially concerned that students develop their particular styles of presentation, both oral and written, and show an increased understanding of the interrelationships of the public affairs field and the political/legal environment in which the individual public servant works.
The instructor is also concerned that students show an understanding of the ethical issues that face public and other not-for-profit staff members.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
1. Each student will produce a brief analysis/critique of the administrative thinker listed in the calendar for weekly consideration. These reports are due on the evenings indicated. Late papers may not receive full credit. Papers may be presented in class as decided by the instructor. Each report, not less than 4 pages in length, summarizes the thought of the author being considered. The student is to show the relevance of the author=s basic ides to the field of public administration, as well as one=s own field. It will be necessary to prioritize and exclude material the student judges as less important. 25 points each.
2. Each student will prepare a full-length paper, based on one of the additional books we are to read and discuss. Book papers will be allocated among students so that each book receives adequate attention. The paper is no less than 8 pages in length, and analyzes the thought of the author and its consequences for public policy. Outside sources are strongly suggested. These papers may be Acombined@ by committees or groups of class members for presentation to the class on the evenings indicated. The book paper must be in complete paper form with cover, contents, summary, and notation. 100 points
3. Readings Analysis: each student will select two of the weekly public administration theorists listed in the calendar. They are to be compared and contrasted in a brief paper (about 7 pages). An outside, professional or governmental source about each is to be found and used, in addition to the text or Fry. Material from any of the required books may also be used with great benefit! Thereby the student can further demonstrate what he or she has learned from those books AA@ students will follow this advice! This paper, too, is in proper form with notation and Asources Cited@. It will be presented in class on one of the last 3 sessions. 75 points
4. Constitution Comprehension: Using the book by Jordan, and any other sources, each student will integrate into the Final Project (Rubric Requirement) a treatment of an issue closely related to the United States Constitution.
BELOW IS THE GRADING RUBRIC, OUTLINING THE CRITERIA ON WHICH THE PAPER AND PRESENTATION WILL BE GRADED:
Exceeds Expectation (3)
Meets Expectations (2)
Does Not Meet Expectations (1)
No Evidence (0)
Content/Comprehension: Factual Accuracy
No factual errors
1 or 2 factual errors
2-4 factual errors
More the 4 factual errors
Analysis & Synthesis of authors ideas
All 12 authors included
At least 4 books and 6 weekly authors
At least 4 books and 4 weekly authors
4 books and but fewer than 4 weekly authors
Application of U.S. Constitution
Impact, sources & 2 sides of an issue
Impact only & 2 sides of an issue
Impact & 1 sides of an issue
No impact or application
Research Skills: Use of required material and outside sources.
All required sources included and outside sources
Uses all book authors and weekly authors only
All book authors and at least 4 weekly authors
4 book authors only
Profession writing skills
No errors and thorough notation
1 or 2 errors with adequate notation
2 to 5 errors with at least some notation
More than 5 errors no notation
Open Mindedness: Appreciations and responds to different opinions
All sides of relevant issues explained thoroughly
Some explanation of relevant issues
One side of issues stronger than others
No effort at balance
Respect of human dignity and ability to deal with differences
Mentioned in passing
Awareness of leadership principles
Leadership principles key to paper
Leadership principles included
Leadership principles only mentioned
Leadership principles not included
Late work will not receive full credit:
Paper 1. (ACalendar”) @25=200
Paper 2. (ABook@) 100
Paper 3. (AComparison@) 75
Mid-term (optional) 50 (extra)
Final (Rubric) 100
Class Participation 25
90 to 100%, A
80 to 89%, B
70 to 79%, C
60 to 69%, D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not receive full credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Ordinary principles of civility and polite conduct are expected: respectful word choice and restraint from interrupting others, for example. Assignments are due as stated, regardless of “computer problems”. Live cell phones and pagers are not to be brought into class. Park University complies with all appropriate needs for special assistance and disability requirements. For further information, www.park.edu/disability/. Plagiarism, representing the words and work of others as one’s own, will not be tolerated. That matter will be further discussed in the beginning class. It is also expected that papers will use standard and correct English. Persons who have difficulty in that regard are advised to seek help generally and with individual papers.
August 20th, Introduction, discussion of syllabi, group assignment, opening discussion etc.
August 27th, Max Weber—presentations and discussion.
September 10th, Weber Papers Due. Frederick Taylor—presentations and discussion. Taylor papers due.
September 17th, Luther Gulick—presentations and discussion. Gulick papers due.
September 24th, Mary Parker Follett—presentations and papers due. Mueller book presentation and Mueller book papers due.
October 1st, Elton Mayo—presentations, discussion, and papers due.
October 8th, Kelling & Coles book papers and group presentations due.
October 15th, Fall Break
October 22nd, Chester Barnard—presentations and papers due. Mid Term Exam.
October 29th, Herbert Simon presentations, discussion, and papers due
November 5th, Etzione book papers and presentation due. Turn in Mid-term examinations.
November 12th, Dwight Waldo presentations, discussion, and papers due. All late papers due. Late assignments will not receive full credit.
November 19th, Putnam book papers and presentation due.
November 26th Huntington book papers and presentation due. Presentation of Comparison papers due. Final Examination (Rubric) explained.
December 3rd, Comparison papers completed. Final (Rubric) papers may be
Turned in and presented.
December 10th, All Final papers and presentations completed.
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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28Instructors are required to keep records and report absences. Absence may be sometimes excused for good reason, but work must be made up within the term of enrollment, and unexcused absence may carry penalties. In the event of two consecutive unexcused absences, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F". An AIncomplete@ will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) of Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty. Reports of "F" grades (attendance or academic) will also be reported.
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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