PO 333 Public Management & Leadership
S1B 2008 BL
Schmitz, Lorie E.
B.S. Computer Science Park UniversityM. P.A. Park University Specialization: M.I.S.Ph.D. Candidate Walden University Public Policy & Administration
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Textbook: No textbook required. Instructor will disseminate course material.
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Educational Philosophy: The understanding of leadership, management and decision making processes are critical for any administrator involved in either public or private organizations.
By creating an interactive, non-threatening environment I hope to engage students and maximize learning potential. Understanding social interaction is a critical leadership skill so all in-class projects are conducted in a group environment during class. Quizzes are an opportunity to expand knowledge, not judge students. Quizzes and projectes will be conducted and graded in class with an accompanying discussion. Term papers are constructed throughout the term and provide an opportunity for students to expand their critical thinking and communication skills (both of which are reflective of positive leadership traits).
Being an instructor is an opportunity to impart knowledge and serve the learning community. This course is designed to create discussion, expand critical thinking abilities and impact learners in a positive and lasting manner. Participation is required and will be critical for success in PO333.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The paper will demonstrate understanding of the core outcomes for the course by focusing on societal issues facing public organizations and their administrators. Final copies of the paper will be submitted via electronic format (e-companion drop box, CD, thumb drive transfer to instructor’s computer or email) before the due date.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Participation is the key to learning. I will offer every opportunity for students to learn and assimilate concepts. This means that much of the work will be completed in class as a group to facilitate interactive discussion.
All quizzes and projects will be conducted and graded in class.
If a class is missed that contains group work, that work will have to be compensated for. This will entail the submission of an additional two page paper regarding the missed concepts to demonstrate understanding of material relevant to missing exercises. Because we are limited to one session per week the paper will be due the week after the missed session. The student will be responsible for obtaining the week's notes from the instructor or another student to create a paper and complete make-up work during that week. Any make-up assignments submitted past the deadline will not be accepted.
Missing the final exam without making arrangements prior to the test date will result in a zero for the assignment.
Plenty of time will be allowed for the construction of the term paper throughout the semester. Each day that the paper is late will subtract 50 points from the possible awarded value. For example: a term paper that is one day late can only earn a total of 200 points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones, pagers and text messaging in class will not be allowed. Answering phones and texting during class is not allowed. Texting during an exam, quiz or group exercise can result in a zero for the assignment. If student’s have an emergency they can ask to be excused and arrange to make up any missed assignments per the policy listed in the section above entitled: “late submission of course material”.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction to course: discussion of core objectives and course requirements
Week 8: Course Review, Term Paper Review & Final Exam
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