PO337 Administrative Law

for S2F 2012

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PO 337 Administrative Law


S2F 2012 QU


Willard, Paul A.


Adjunct  Professor of Political Science


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

Office Location

Park University-Quantico USMC

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

19 MAR-13 MAY 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:50 PM



Credit Hours



Administrative Law: Bureaucracy in a Democracy
Hall, Daniel E.
5th Edition (2012)

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Course Description:
PO 337 Administrative Law: The study of administrative agencies, their rule making powers, adjudicatory functions and judicial control over such agencies. Areas covered include: the scope of administrative power, judicial review, regulatory law, due process, and personal liability of public servants.

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogs, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
To facilitate class discussion we will use a philosophy of "Non-attribution" to encourage free and open discourse of ideas.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the administrative law structure and process.
  2. Describe regulatory law
  3. Procedural requirements of agency rule making and adjudication.
  4. Understand the Federal Administrative Procedure Act.
  5. Describe ethical concerns of administrative policy making.
  6. Be familiar with case law regarding administrative policy making.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. The learner will demonstrate the ability to present ideas before the instructor and peers using oral and written commmunication and media.
  2. The learner will demonstrate the ability to use computer and internet resources.
  3. The learner will demonstrate the ability to identify and use source documents.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:


The course assessment will require two block exams, independent and supplemental study, two research papers, and class presentations. The research papers are required to be written in APA format. The student will present the papers before the class demonstrating a well researched knowledge of the subject topic. Topics will be developed with and approved by the instructor before beginning the research. The presentations will demonstrate the student’s use of research techniques and technology. Five short independent and supplemental studies will be assigned to the student.



The course will require two block exams, two research projects (paper and presentation), and five short supplemental assignments.

Point Assignment:
Block I Exam                                  10%

Block II Exam                                 10%

Research Paper/Presentation I          30%

Research Paper/Presentation II         30%

Supplemental Assignments                20%

Total                                               100%

Grading Scale:





F=59-and below

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

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Rules of civility and professionalism will be observed. Conflicts or issues will be brought to the instructor’s 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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