Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Mission StatementThe Hauptmann School of Public Affairs offers a citizen-centered, professional program of graduate study that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. As participants in HSPA's vibrant academic community, faculty and students consider, with the coursework, the larger issues of democracy, stewardship, and technology. In so doing, HSPA seeks to prepare students for the courage and discernment to act for the common good in the global context. Going beyond competence, students develop knowledge, skills, and values requisite for leadership and service in and across all sectors of society, including government, business, and nonprofit. HSPA cultivates public affairs as a life-long passion that is fundamental to citizenship in a free society.
Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Vision StatementThe Hauptmann School for Public Affairs will serve the common good by graduating leaders who exercise authority responsibly, make ethical decisions, act with moral courage, and advance human dignity world-wide.
PA 330 Public Administration
U1T 2013 DL
MPA, Disaster and Emergency Management - Park UniversityBS, Criminal Justice - Park UniversityFire I and II in accordance with Missouri Division of Fire Safety and NFPA
Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Campus
Monday, June 3rd - Sunday, July 28
Textbook: 1. Introducing Public Administration 8th Edition (2012)by Jay M. Shafritz, E.W. Russell and Christopher P. Borick
Online Book (Free): http://www.thisnation.com/textbook/index.html by Jonathan Mott.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Turabian 8th Edition Online Citation Guide (Reference List Style - P and R) - Note, Turabian (Reference List Style - P and R) is the writing style of all PA prefix courses.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: A total of 500 points is available for this course. Points are broken down into four categories:
One Introduction Discussion @ 20.5 points = 4.1%
Eight Weekly Discussions @ 24 points each = 38.4%
Three Video Learning Activities @ 62.5 points each = 37.5%
Final Essay @ 100 points = 20%
Grading: The grading scale is as follows:
A 90% or above
B 80% to 89%
C 70% to 79%
D 60% to 69%
F 59% and below
Course discussions are graded on demonstrated preparation for the discussion, including linage of the current discussion with previous course materials, clearly-communicated concepts derived from non-assigned reading materials (with suitable citation/reference), presentation of substantive comments that are constructive in nature, and fabrication of logical and well-crafted positions. Further, 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:
If possible, dropbox submissions should be in .doc files. To ensure submissions open, when using Microsoft Word 2007 or above, try to remember to save as Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 Document (.doc). The new .docx files sometimes have compatibility issues. If you do not have Microsoft Word and are incapable of submitting in this format, in your word processor, please save the file as an .rtf (rich text format) and submit.
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 Turabian writing guidelines and always provide a title page and reference page.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Non-penalized (excused) extensions/make-up work will only be given based upon documented approved extenuating circumstances. Unexcused late submissions will result in an assignment grade of zero (0%).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Everyone's comments are important. The diversity of the experience among members of your class will enhance learning. All students will be treated equitably within the classroom. Discussion and all communications are required to be respectful. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated, and your professor determines what is inappropriate. Students not treating the professor and/or classmates with respect are subject to discipline or dismissal from the course and/or program.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: In Weeks 1 through 7, the class covers two chapters from Introducing Public Administration per week (module) with Week 8 serving as a wrap-up week. For each chapter, PowerPoints and Chapter Lectures are posted.
Introducing Public Administration
Week 1: Chapters 1-2
Week 2: Chapters 3-4
Week 3: Chapters 5-6
Week 4: Chapters 7-8
Week 5: Chapters 9-10
Week 6: Chapters 11-12
Week 7: Chapters 13-14
Week 8: Wrap-Up
Starting in Week 1, the module content for the following week will be released on Friday @ 11:59 p.m.
Weekly, students relate specific sources to module material. Students are required to make one main post (three to four paragraphs) that address the specific discussion by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and two peer review posts (responses to his or her classmates' posts that are two to three paragraphs each) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. All posts must utilize and cite material from the week's course information/readings, including complete internal citations and a reference list. Each post is worth 8 points.
What are substantive postings? Substantive postings include:
Video Learning Activities
In these activities, in 750 to 1250 words, students address question(s) based primarily on the following Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) videos:
Ken Burn's Thomas Jefferson
American Experience: Alexander Hamilton
American Experience: Woodrow Wilson
Videos will be linked to on E-college for online viewing. Further information will be given upon assignment.
Week 1 (Assigned): Ken Burn's Thomas Jefferson (Due Week 2 - Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.)
Week 3 (Assigned): American Experience: Alexander Hamilton (Due Week 4 - Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.)
Week 5 (Assigned): American Experience: Woodrow Wilson (Due Week 6 - Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.)
Based primarily on Donald F. Kettl's The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-First Century America, compare and contrast the governmental perspectives of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson, including their differences and similarities. The essay should be 6-8 pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages.
Please note, in this essay, students are only allowed to use class sources, i.e., thisnation.com, Transformation of Governance, Introducing Public Administration, videos, lectures and the additional handouts/links. Other sources will result in grade reductions.
Due date: Week 8 - Sunday by 11:59 p.m.
**Note, in PA prefix courses, students do not have proctored exams. As a result, you do not have a proctored exam in this course, so please ignore the emails from online learning and do not schedule a time to take a proctored exam in this course.
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
The professor reserves the right to revise this syllabus as needed through the semester.
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