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PO 330 Public Administration
Willard, Paul A.


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 330 Public Administration

Semester

S1F 2011 QU

Faculty

Willard, Paul A.

Title

Adjunct Professor of Politcal Science

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science-Operations Management
Master of Arts-Public Administration
BA-Political Science

Office Location

Park University-USMC Quantico

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

540-793-0153

E-Mail

paul.willard@park.edu

pawillard@cox.net

Semester Dates

13 JAN 11-10 MAR 11

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Public Administration in America
Milakovich, Michael E.
ISBN: 13-9780495569404
10th Edition (2009)

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Course Description:
PO 330 Public Administration: (LL) Principles and problems of public administration in America. Special attention is given to the problems of democratic control and development of basic concepts of the field. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe public administration in America and its historical developments.
  2. Describe bureaucratic organizations.
  3. Describe public personnel systems.
  4. Describe public budgetary systems.
  5. Describe public organization management.
  6. Describe administrative law procedures.
  7. Describe decision making in a public organization.
  8. Describe policy making in administrative agencies.
  9. Describe ethical considerations in public administration.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The course assessment will require four block exams and one research paper and presentation.  The research paper is required to be written in APA format.  The student will present the paper before the class demonstrating a well researched knowledge of the subject topic.  Topics will be developed with  and approved by the instructor before beginning research.  The presentation will demonstrate the students use of research techniques and technology.

Grading:

The course will require four block exams and one research project.
 
Point Assignment
 
Exam 1:   Chapters 1-3         200 points
Exam 2:   Chapters 4-6         200 points
Exam 3:   Chapters 7-9         200 points
Exam 4;   chapters 10-12      200 points
Paper/presentation                200 points
Total:                                 1,000 points
 
Grading Scale:
A=90-100
B=80-89
C=70=79
D=60-69
F=60 or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted by the instructor without prior approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Rules of civility and professionalism will be observed.  Conflicts or issues will be brought to the instructors attention for resolution.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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