PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS (PAPA)
410-1 MICROCOMPUTING. Personal computers and development of skills in using word-processing and database applications common to the public sector.
411-1 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS. Spreadsheet construction and public sector applications.
412-1 SPSS. Skills in using SPSS-PC: importing files, data entry, data analysis, exporting files. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PAPA 420 or consent of instructor.
420-3 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS. Research design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in PAPA 412 or consent of instructor.
499-1 to 3 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Intensive study of selected topic. Topics chosen by department to supplement regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated.
500-3 PROSEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Concepts, issues, and problems as confronted in the public sector and nonprofit organizations. Organizational structure and behavior, personnel, budgeting, leadership, planning and decision-making.
501-3 PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS. Theoretical analysis of environment, structure, communication patterns, leadership, informal groups, decision-making of government and nonprofit agencies. Prerequisite: PAPA 500 or consent of instructor.
506-3 PUBLIC LAW. Legal concepts, regulatory agencies and rule making, federal and state relations, employee relations, civil rights, administrator liability.
507-3 VALUES AND THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Role of organizational, societal, and individual values in ethical public administration; models for resolving ethical and values-based conflict in public organizations.
510-3 PUBLIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. Challenges to public information management such as freedom of information and right to privacy. Development of skills in designing decision support applications and management information applications. Prerequisites: PAPA 410; 411, or consent of instructor.
525-3 PROGRAM EVALUATION. Research design and execution of quantitative approaches in application of statistical techniques for analysis of administrative programs and policies. Prerequisite: PAPA 420.
526-3 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODS. Skills in advanced statistical techniques for public managers: factor analysis, advanced regression applications, discriminant analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance. Prerequisite: PAPA 420 or consent of instructor.
530-3 PUBLIC BUDGETING. Budgeting topics including revenue, governments and economic activity, history, process, approaches, politics, reform.
535-3 PUBLIC FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION. Includes accounting auditing, revenue, expenditure, pension, debt, and investment administration; purchasing; cash and risk management; cost analysis; economic development; assessing financial conditions. Prerequisite: PAPA 530 or consent of instructor.
536-3 FUND ACCOUNTING. Practical, hands-on orientation to fund accounting as used by governments and nonprofit organizations.
540-3 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION. Personnel functions as applied to public organizations: evolution of civil service, theory and practice of recruitment, testing, job evaluation, training and the legal environment.
545-3 PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS. Public sector collective bargaining: right to organize, representation elections, impasse resolution, unfair labor practices, contract administration; grievance arbitration, right to strike.
546-3 PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR. Current research and applications of performance evaluations in the public sector. Topics include review of appraisal literature, legal issues, and current methodologies. Prerequisite: PAPA 540 or consent of instructor.
548-3 PUBLIC SUPERVISORY PRACTICES. Case study approach to common supervisory problems in public and nonprofit sectors. Work scheduling, managing declining public resources, problem solving, coaching, disciplining, conflict management, leadership.
550-3 PUBLIC POLICY: CONTEXT, PROCESS AND ANALYSIS. Policy making environment, policy process, policy formulation, implementation strategies, policy analysis techniques.
555-1 to 3 TOPICS IN POLICY ANALYSIS. Special topics not treated in other course offerings. Content varies, depending on student interest and availability of faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated.
565-3 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT. Current policy issues in management of health services, focusing on acute and ambulatory care services. Cost, quality, and access considerations in delivery of these services.
566-3 HEALTH CARE FINANCING. Private and public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) systems. Evolution of hospital financial reimbursement capital allocation practices. Cost containment from perspective of providers, insurance, and employers. Physician payment and forms.
567-1 to 3 TOPICS IN HEALTH CARE. Current policy issues in management of health care services. Content varies, depending on student interest and availability of faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours provided no topic is repeated.
575-3 NONPROFITS. Role of independent sector in U.S. society; unique problems of nonprofit administration; role of leadership in nonprofit organizations.
576-3 STRATEGIC PLANNING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Skills and methods of strategic planning as tools to lead, strengthen, and develop the public and/or nonprofit organization.
577-3 NEEDS ASSESSMENT & STRATEGIC MARKETING. Effective nonprofit leadership in systematically assessing community needs; marketing the nonprofit organization; obtaining public, private, and nonprofit action in addressing community problems.
578-3 FUND RAISING. Administration and management of fund raising process; principles, skills, methods, and techniques of fund raising; direct mail, telephone, major gifts, capital campaigns, and other methods.
579-3 GRANTSMANSHIP. Administration and management of grantsmanship process; basic principles, skills, methods, and techniques of grantsmanship for public and nonprofit organizations.
585-3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION. Situation and functions of general-purpose local government. Situational elements include legalities, politics, and intergovernmental relations. Functions include public safety, human services, and public works.
586-3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW. Formation, power, and duties of units of local government; contact, torts, planning and zoning intergovernmental relations.
595-3 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP. Service in approved public administration work assignment under faculty supervision. May be repeated up to five times. Only 3 credit hours may be counted among the 39 hours required for graduation. Prerequisite: consent of internship coordinator.
596-1 to 3 INDIVIDUALIZED RESEARCH. Independent research and study of approved topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
597-1 to 3 READINGS. Supervised readings on selected topics. Students explore interests not satisfied by regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
599-1 to 3 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Intensive study of selected topic. Topics chosen by department to supplement regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated.