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PA 511 Public Management & Org Behavior
Stuteville, Rebekkah A.


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Course

PA 511 Public Management & Org Behavior

Semester

S1P 2013 DL

Faculty

Stuteville, Rebekkah A., Ph.D.

Title

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Office Location

Downtown Campus

Office Hours

Mondays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Daytime Phone

816-559-5634

E-Mail

Rebekkah.Stuteville@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

All students must use the following textbook:
 
Hill, Carolyn J. and Laurence E. Lynn Jr. 2009. Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

In addition, students must also select one of the following books:

Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. 2008. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, 4th edition.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Moore, Mark. 1995. Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. 

Wilson, James Q. 1989. Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It. New York: Basic Books.

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Course Description:
PA 511 Public Management and Organizational Behavior: An analysis of the processes by which public administrators convert inputs into policies with an introduction to problems of policy analysis. The common and distinctive elements of management on the several levels of government are studied. The management philosophy of public organizations is highlighted with the impact of technological changes considered.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the core concepts of public management in a democratic society.
  2. Apply public management concepts to public organizations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  3. Demonstrate how public management theory informs practice.
  4. Analyze public management challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives.
  5. Assess the implications that specific public issues and problems have for public managers.
Class Assessment:
Written responses to questions in discussion threads, weekly essays, a book review, and final paper.

Grading:

Response to Weekly Discussion Questions        120 points (8 weeks x 15 points each)
 
Weekly Response to Peers                                120 points (8 weeks x 15 points each)

Lessons Learned                                               120 points (8 weeks x 15 points each)

Weekly Essays                                                 200 points (8 essays x 25 points each)

Book Review                                                     100 points

Research Paper                                                 200 points

Total                                                                 860 points
 
(Subject to change.)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

COURSE TOPICS/ASSIGNMENTS:

Week

Topics/Assignments

1
 
1/14/13-1/20/13
Topics: 
Public Management 
Hill’s and Lynn’s Three Dimensional Approach
 
Reading Assignment:
 
1. Hill and Lynn, Chapters 1 & 2

2. Begin reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

2
 
1/21/13-1/27/13
Topics: 
Analysis & Argument in Public Management
The Rule of Law

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapters 3 & 4

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday. 

Other: Remember to submit the management challenge or issue that you plan to use for your final paper by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.   This may be sent to the instructor via e-mail.

3
 
1/28/13-2/3/13
Topic: The Structural Dimension
 
Reading assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapter 5

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson)

Writing Assignments:

 1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4
 
2/4/13-2/10/13

Topic: The Cultural Dimension 

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapters 6

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

5
 
2/11/13-2/17/13

Topic:  The Craft Dimension

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapter 7

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

6
 
2/18/13-2/24/13

Topic: Managing in Three Dimensions

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapter 10

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.
 
4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.
7
 
2/25/13-3/3/13

Topic: Accountability

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapter 8

2. Continue reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

8
 
3/4/13-3/10/13

Topic: Public Management Reform

Reading Assignment:

1. Hill and Lynn, Chapter 9

2. Finish reading the selected supplemental text (Bolman and Deal, Moore, or Wilson).

Writing Assignments:

1. Response to Weekly Discussion Questions– Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

2. Response to One Peer Posting – Post in Discussion Thread by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday.

3. Lessons Learned by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

4. Weekly Essay – Submit to Drop Box by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday.

Research Paper & Book Review are Both Due Monday, March 4, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time

(Subject to change.)

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