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PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society . . . . . 3(F,S)
Effective administration of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and other civil institutions is necessary if American democracy is to thrive. Addresses that challenge by examining the administration of governmental and nonprofit organizations using both traditional concepts (e.g. administrative theory, civil service systems, human relations movement) and more contemporary concepts (the new public administration, reinventing government).
PAD 4949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 0(CALL DEPT)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education). Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Master level student and permission of director of Cooperative Education is required.
PAD 5107 Modern Organization Theory . . . . . 3(F,S)
Analysis of contemporary theories of organizations applicable to individual, group and system levels. Organizations treated generically with examples and applications drawn from both public and private sectors. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for MAN 5204 or SOP 5617.
PAD 5145 Administrative Politics . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Generation, distribution and end-use of power within and among complex organizations. The organizational bases of power and leadership functions; an examination of the techniques and ethics of power.
PAD 5146 The Nonprofit Profession . . . . . 3(F)
Overview of the field of nonprofit organizations from a management perspective. Human resource management (including working with volunteers and professionals), public relations, board relations, daily operations, financial matters, and ethics.
PAD 5434 Leadership . . . . . 3(S)
Leadership styles and techniques of people in all levels of government- executive, legislative and administrative and in the community in general. Will attempt to help students assess their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders and determine a strategy for that development.
PAD 5605 Administrative Law . . . . . 3(S)
Basic administrative law for laymen planning careers in public administration. Principles and illustrative leading cases.
PAD 5807 Local Government Administration . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Designed for students who intend to pursue administrative careers in local government. It provides information and insights concerning selected major dimensions of local government administration.
PAD 6XXX Public Administration Ethics . . . . . 3(S)
Deals with the concept and practice of Total Quality Management (TQM), within an ethics framework, in public and nonprofit organizations. Includes innovations, re-engineering, "best practices" and practical application of ethics within organizations and issues of ethical dilemmas.
PAD 6053 Public Administration Professional . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Scope and nature of field of public administration; development of public administration; politics of bureaucracy; dynamics of policy making and implementation.
PAD 6208 Finance and Legislative Advocacy for Nonprofit Organizations . . . . . 3(S)
The legal basis, tax treatment, and finances of private, nonprofit organizations in the United States. Accounting concepts, the budgeting process, employee compensation/benefit practices, and laws and regulations affecting lobbying. Provides a basis for managers to understand legal, accounting, financial, and legislative advocacy concepts to accomplish the organization's missions and goals.
PAD 6227 Public Budgeting . . . . . 3(F,S)
Detailed study of various budgeting systems and the political processes and environment that impact upon them. Extensive practical work in budget preparation.
PAD 6275 Political Economy of Public Administration . . . . . 3(SS)
Consideration of the American political economy including: markets, politics and democracy; market failure and bureaucratic failure; relationships between government and business; public choice theory; privatization and contracting out.
PAD 6305 Public Policy Analysis . . . . . 3(F)
Analysis of current public policy issues using Systems Theory as the framework for investigation, analysis and recommendations.
PAD 6327 Program Evaluation . . . . . 3(S)
History and nature of program evaluation as a professional field; relationships between program evaluation, financial auditing and performance auditing; strategies for designing, monitoring and appraising programs in the public and not-for-profit sectors; incorporation of evaluation research into program management processes for the purpose of improving program efficiency and effectiveness.
PAD 6335 Strategic Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations . . . . . 3(S)
An examination of the rationale and methods of strategic management applied to the planning processes of public and nonprofit organizations.
PAD 6355 Growth Management . . . . . 3(SS)
Addresses growth management policy in American state and local governments. Particular attention is given to the growth management policies of Florida. Colorado and other states that have been leaders in the growth management movement. Attention is given to the practical problems of implementing growth management and other sustainable development policies.
PAD 6417 Human Resources Management for Public Organizations . . . . . 3(S,SS)
An examination of the theories, practices and issues central to contemporary human resource management in public and not for profit organizations.
PAD 6425 Conflict Management and Resolution in Public & Nonprofit Organizations . . . . . 3(F)
Explores constructive alternatives to adversarial methods of dispute resolution in the public and nonprofit sectors. Knowledge and skills developed are those needed to analyze complex dispute situations, shape appropriate processes to involve the right parties, constructively negotiate settlements, select mediators and facilitators, and design dispute resolution procedures.
PAD 6443 The Media and Public Administration . . . . . 3(SS)
Critical assessment of the impact of news media on public administration in the United States. Topics include the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (meaning, breadth, interpretation); the symbolic relationship of the media and public administrators at the local, state, national, and international levels of government; and the evolution of communications technology, changing social perceptions, and media responses on the conduct of public service.
PAD 6701 Quantitative Applications in Public Administration . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PAD 6706.
Review of the quantitative techniques employed in the field of public administration. The techniques involve: data analysis, techniques, decision-making routines and projection methods necessary for rational decision-making in the public sector. Permission is required.
PAD 6706 Public Administration Research Methods . . . . . 3(F)
Basic ideas of scientific research and how it is used in public administration. Prepares the student as both a consumer and a potential producer of research.
PAD 6940 Career in Public Service: Internship . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Students placed in internship with a government agency or other public service institution for one semester. A seminar on internship experience, including formal reports is required. 3 hour career experience. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. One half of MOA program completed-12 sh must be core courses and permission is required.
PAD 6947 Record of Public Service . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
For those candidates having a substantial record of public sector employment who petition for waiver of internship. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.
PAD 7980 Dissertation Research Design Seminar . . . . . 3(F)
Reviews research design concepts in the context of the proposed dissertation topic. Students work with the instructor of record (and involve the doctoral committee chair) to write a comprehensive problem statement, produce a comprehensive literature review, and develop a solid methodology for the study. Development of a preliminary Human Subjects (IRB) application is another product. 40sh of doctoral course work is required prior to enrolling. Permission is required.
PAD 8980 Dissertation . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Major individual research in an area of significant public administration interest; designed specifically for candidates in the EDD Curriculum and Instruction program-Administrative Studies/Public Administration specialization. Reflects intensive Social Science/Public Administration research produced by the student with guidance from the major professor and doctoral committee members. Admission to candidacy and permission is required. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only