PO333 Public Management & Leadership

for F2B 2008

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PO 333 Public Management & Leadership


F2B 2008 BL


Whitehead, Anna M.


Adjunct Facuty


MPA, Nonprofit/Community Service
BS, Social/Psychology
Grant Writing Certification

Office Location

Park University, Bldg. 639 Rm. 5

Office Hours

9 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Daytime Phone

915-562-8450, ext: 20



Semester Dates

October 13, 2008- December 7, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations by Robert B. Denhardt, Janet V. Denhardt and Maria P. Aristigueta.  Published by Sage Publications, Copyright 2009. ISBN #: 1-4129-5667-6
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

Course Description:
PO 333 Public Management and Leadership The study of managerial functions, processes, ethics and practices in public organizations. Topics may include: goals, objectives, policies, organizational structures, and decision-making thoery and practice in public organizations. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the difference between management and leadership.
  2. Compare and contrast various theories of management.
  3. Describe ethical concerns for public managers.
  4. Compare and contrast various theories of leadership.
  5. Describe how policies, goals and objectives are related to management.
  6. Describe various decision-making theories.

Core Assessment:


Total Points = 1000
8 written assignments - (50 points each) - 400 points
Attendance and Participation - ( 30 points per class) 240 points
Midterm Exam - 160 Points
Final Exam - 200 Points
Extra Credit Work will be available throughout the course
900 - 1000 = A
800 - 899 = B
700 - 799 = C
600 - 699 = D
Below 600 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

On a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  Attend classes regularly and attend the entire sessions.  Activities and exercises are planned for each session for a total of 50 points per session.   If you arrive late or leave class early, you will very likely miss an activity or exercise worth points you can not make up.
2.  Students are responsible for all material covered in class while absent.
3.  Be prepared for class.  Complete the reading assignment for each class.  Be prepared to discuss the readings by taking notes and reviewing study questions, assessments, and case studies at the end of each chapter of the text.   
4.  If you have any questions or problems, contact the instructor by phone, email, or before, during, or after class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Tuesday: Chapter 1, Introduction, Discussion
              Thursday: Chapter 2, Discussion, Presentation Topics
Week 2: Tuesday: Chapter 3, Discussion
              Thursday: Chapter 4, Discussion
Week 3: Tuesday: Chapter 5, Discussion
              Thursday: Chapter 6, Discussion
Week 4: Tuesday: Chapter 7 & 8, Discussion
              Thursday: Mid-Term
Week 5: Tuesday: Chapter 9, Discussion, Start Presentations
              Thursday: Chapter 10, Discussion, Presentations
Week 6: Tuesday: Chapter 11, Discussion, Presentation
              Thursday: Chapter 12, Discussion, Make-Up Presentations
Week 7: Tuesday: Chapter 13, Discussion
              Thursday: Chapter 14, Discussion
Week 8: Tuesday: Summary of Class, Final Review
              Thursday: Final Exam

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 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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