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PO 335 Administrative Politics
Raya, Ginger


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PO 335 Administrative Politics

Semester

U1B 2010 BL

Faculty

Raya, Ginger Pineda

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MPA-Public Administration
BA-Public Relations/Organizational Communications

Office Hours

Before or After Class

Daytime Phone

915-241-8625

ginger.pineda@park.edu

ginger.raya@live.com

Semester Dates

May 31, 2010- July 25, 2010

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
  Stillman, Richard II, The American Bureaucracy, 3rd Edition, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing, ISBN 0-534-61420-5.

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Course Description:
PO 335 Administrative Politics: Examines the skills involved in interacting with the public, private groups, legislative bodies, advisory committees, political appointees, other administrative agencies, and other levels of government. The ethical problems of such relationships are also considered. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructors philosophy is based on interactive lecture, in class and on line discussion, and assigned readings to engage students in the understanding of American Bureaucracy. Students are expected to come to class prepared to engage in discussion of the material.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand relationships between elected officials and merit employees.
  2. Describe oversight functions of legislative bodies over executive branch departments and agencies.
  3. Describe ethical problems related to the mixture of politics and administration.
  4. Describe the role citizens should play in influencing administrative decisions and processes.
  5. Describe inter-governmental relations.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Class assessment will be based on exams, quizzes, chapter assignments, discussion questions and a case study.

Grading:
 Discussion/Postings               16%
             1 posting per week valued at 2 points each

Chapter Assignments              4%
             Each student is assigned a chapter to present/discuss

Case Study                              10%
            1 Case study/paper

Quizzes                                   20%
           4 quizzes valued at 5 points each

Mid-Term Exam                      20%
         
Final Exam                              30%

Total                                     100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
A missed quiz may not be made up and will result in a zero regardless of the classification of the absence.  The mid-term or final may be made up at the discretion of the instructor with a valid excuse.  A valid excuse would need to be documented by the student to the satisfaction of the instructor.  Without a valid excuse or proper documentation, the student will receive a zero. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to arrive on time, participate in discussions, and remain for the duration of each class.  All communication devices must remain in off mode or silenced while in the classroom. Texting in class is also prohibited.  In the event of an emergency, please step out of the room to take any calls.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK ONE
Chapter 1  
Discussion/Posting

WEEK TWO 
Chapter 2
Discussion/Posting
Quiz

WEEK THREE
Chapter 3
Discussion/Posting
Quiz

WEEK FOUR
Chapter 4
Discussion/Posting
Midterm

WEEK FIVE
Chapter 5
Discussion/Posting
Quiz

WEEK SIX
Case Study
Discussion/Posting

WEEK SEVEN
Chapter 6
Discussion/Posting
Quiz

WEEK EIGHT
Chapter 7
Discussion/Posting

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
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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