This course will focus on synthesizing the basic tenets of public administration with eight current issues that have faced the industry over the last several years. Topics include organizational change, performance measurement, technology, revenue forecasting, contract reform, civil service reform, and Affirmative Action. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Synthesize the basic tenets of Public Administration with practical, topical dilemmas facing the industry.
- Apply previous Public Administration coursework to "real world" examples.
- Describe how public organizations change and adapt to both internal and external variances.
- Evaluate methods used to quantitatively assess the success or failure of a program.
- Discuss how technology integrates into administrative settings.
- Explain how public entities assess what their citizens want.
- Analyze methods that government entities use to forecast tax and grant revenue for budgeting purposes.
- Explain how organizations apply new laws and regulatory standards to the bidding and contracting process, the hiring and promotion of employees, and efforts to diversify the workplace.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
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Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Midterm (Week 4)
Final (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Durant, Robert F. and Jennifer R.S. Durant. Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices and Opportunities. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013. ISBN-13: 9781466502369
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Topic: Organizational Change
Topic: Performance Measurement
Topic: Technological Advances
Topic: Citizen Preferences
Topic: Revenue Forecasting
Topic: Contract Reform
Topic: Civil Service Reform
Topics: Discrimination & Affirmative Action
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