Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.CoursePO 330 Public AdministrationSemesterS1J 2012 DNFacultySwafford, AnneTitleAdjunct ProfessorDegrees/CertificatesB.A. Elementary Education, UMKCM.P.A., UMKCCertified Mediator - NY Institute of MediationOffice LocationPark University - Downtown Kansas City CampusOffice HoursBy appointment.Daytime Phone816-591-2826 (cell)E-Mailanne.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester DatesTuesday, January 17, 2012 - Tuesday, March 6, 2012Class Days--T----Class Time5:30 - 10:00 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Required Texts:
1. Introducing Public Administration 7th Edition (2011) by Jay M. Shafritz, E. W. Russell and Christopher P. Borick
2. The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-First Century America (2002) by Donald F. Kettl
1. Online Book (Free): http://www.thisnation.com/textbook/index.html by Jonathan Mott
2. The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition
During the course, students will watch (in-class) and utilize in writing three videos. While these videos are available to view in the library, students may also want to purchase them.
Ken Burn’s Thomas Jefferson (PBS)
American Experience: Alexander Hamilton (PBS)
American Experience: Woodrow Wilson (PBS)Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: Chicago Manual of Style Online
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Chicago Manual of Style 16th EditionMcAfee 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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.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. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy:
Classes will be highly interactive. Instructor will use lectures, readings, guest speakers, web sites, media articles, individual and group activities and exercises. Primary methods used will be (1) learning by inquiry, reflection, and interaction, (2) learning by experience and (3) learning by doing. Discussions and written assignments are designed to develop the student's analytic and critical thinking skills as well as relating knowledge to current events and practical applications in government agencies.Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesDescribe public administration in America and its historical developments.Describe bureaucratic organizations.Describe public personnel systems.Describe public budgetary systems.Describe public organization management.Describe administrative law procedures.Describe decision making in a public organization.Describe policy making in administrative agencies.Describe ethical considerations in public administration.Core Assessment: Class Assessment: A total of 1,000 points is available for this course. Points are broken down into five categories:
Three Video Learning Activities @ 90 points each = 270 points
Two Journal Submissions @ 150 points each = 300 points
Seven Quizzes @ 30 points each = 210 points
Final Essay (The Final) = 140 points
Eight In-Class Participation @ 10 points each = 80 points
PO 330 Public Administration
S1J 2012 DN
B.A. Elementary Education, UMKCM.P.A., UMKCCertified Mediator - NY Institute of Mediation
Park University - Downtown Kansas City Campus
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Tuesday, March 6, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Written work is graded on demonstrated insight, completion of expectation of the assignment, coherence of organization, grammar and spelling, and proper citations.
Letter grades in this course have the following meanings:
Assignments should be double spaced in New Times Roman 12 with 1 inch margins. When using (citing) sources outside of materials provided in this class, please make sure they are quality and reliable sources (Wikipedia is not acceptable). Students should follow Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Hauptmann School Guidelines). Always provide a title page and reference page.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Please read and consult the complete Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Policy on Academic Dishonesty starting on page 93), which includes possible ramifications for plagiarism.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96Attendance at all class meetings is expected. Attendance is taken and reported to Academic Services in accordance with institutional policy. The class will function on an interactive basis, requiring each member to contribute to the discussion. Readings, lectures, and participation are vital to student success. Further, punctuality and preparedness are pertinent. As a result, if you have more than one unexcused absence, your grade will be reduced by 7.5%. In order for an absence to be excused, appropriate documentation must be provided. Excessive tardiness may also result in grade reduction.
In addition, to ensure appropriate participation, please turn cell phones and/or pages to off/silent or vibrate at a minimum during class time (no texting). Further, laptops are not permitted in class unless directed for authorized class activities. Also, if a room is equipped with individual computers, students can only use the technology for authorized class related activities. If applicable, please let me know of possible extenuating circumstances concerning cell phones, pagers and/or computers.
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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