PO333 Public Management & Leadership

for U3DD 2009

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PO 333 Public Management & Leadership


U3DD 2009 DC


Ray, Richard R.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


Master of Public  Administration(Organizational Behavior)
Bachelor of Business Administration(Marketing/Management)

Office Location

DSCC(Columbus, OH)

Office Hours

5:00 to 10:45 PM

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

June 29 to July 26, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Credit Hours


Dynamics of Leadership in Public Service:  Theory and Practice, 5th Edition, Montgomery Van Wart.

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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 theory and practice in public organizations. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Instruction in the classroom will be interactive based on lectures, facilitation, readings, writings, student participation, and examples of personal and professional experiences relative to material being discussed.  Individual and group analyses and presentations of case studies are required.

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:

Class Assessment:

Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, examinations, group discussions and a case written in class during session seven.  Assigned readings must be completed before each class to facilitate discussion.  A mid-term worth 100 points(35%), a final worth 100 points(40%), a fictional case accomplished in class worth 100 points(20%) and classroom participation worth 100 points(5%) are required to obtain a final grade for the course. ALL EXAMS WILL BE CLOSED BOOK. 
THE SIX(6) CORE LEARNING OUTCOMES will be covered in general during the first five sessions of the course.  During session six, specific emphasis will be provided in the form of presentation and lecture using the basic text, exhibits from the text, and supplemental materials such as current publications and/or text books(from the approved list of text books) that speak to these learning outcomes.  During session seven, a comprehensive fictional case or a case incident from the text will be accomplished(written) in class.  The final will a be comprehensive, closed-note, as well as closed book exam.  It will test each students ability to define, list, explain and/or identify each of the core learning outcomes.


Grades will be determined on the percentages indicated above.  The following scale will apply:
A=100-90;  B=89-80;  C=79-70;  D=69-60;  F=59 and below.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on due dates will receive a grade of "zero."

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students may use pen or pencil when taking exams.  Computers, projectors and calculators may be used when working computations during exams or when making presentations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

DATES       COURSE TOPICS                                                                          ASSIGNMENTS
29 Jun           Introduction & Leader Assessments                                                 Chs 1 & 2  
1   Jul            Leader Formulation/Traits/Skills                                                       Chs 3,4 & 5
6   Jul            Task & People-Oriented Behaviors                                                 Chs 6 & 7
8   Jul            Mid-term Exam                                                                               Apply( 1-7)
13 Jul            Org, Theoretical & Ldrshp Theories                                                Chs 8,9 & 10  
15 Jul            Leadership Theories and Development                                            Chs 11,12 & 13 
20 Jul            CASE(in class) Evaluation                                                           Ch  14
22 Jul            Final Exam                                                                                      Apply(1-14)                              

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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