PAD 3003 Public Administration in American
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).
Cooperative Education 0
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
PAD 5107 Modern Organization Theory 3
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
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
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
PAD 5434 Leadership 3
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
administrative law for laymen planning careers in public administration.
Principles and illustrative leading cases.
PAD 6041 Public Administration Ethics 3
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
and nature of field of public administration; development of public
administration; politics of bureaucracy; dynamics of policy making and
PAD 6208 Finance and Legislative Advocacy for
Nonprofit Organizations 3
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
PAD 6227 Public Budgeting 3
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
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
of current public policy issues using Systems Theory as the framework for
investigation, analysis and recommendations.
PAD 6327 Program Evaluation 3
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
examination of the rationale and methods of strategic management applied to the
planning processes of public and nonprofit organizations.
PAD 6355 Growth Management 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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