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Course Details

Course Code: PADM610 Course ID: 2705 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines a range of management issues and strategies within the context of managing public organizations. The core focus is on an enhanced understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to public management, an examination of enduring and day-to-day dilemmas faced by competent public managers, and the application of relevant theories to public management within the United States.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Assess various theories, concepts, tools, and techniques relating to managing public organizations

2. Assess leadership in public management, specifically, individual management skills associated with thinking, acting, and communicating in today’s public management systems

3. Analyze the pace and direction of change occurring throughout the field of public management

4. Explain why public organizations function as they do

5. Analyze the impact of ethics on public administration

Weekly Forums

The Forums are designed to enhance (and evaluate) student participation and interaction during the course. Accordingly, your interaction with other students will be part of the grading calculus. Questions and topics posed in the Forums are designed to promote thought and insight. Students must provide a critical review of the questions, topics and issues posed and substantively reply to the contributions of at least three peers. Individual postings should include a full discussion of the content of the question posed and explain how it relates to the concepts in the weekly text readings and other resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples that can bolster your point. The Forum is for your benefit and it is important to respond to the discussion topic and to engage others in a running dialogue.

Your initial post should be made by Thursday each week. You should then respond to 3 or more posts. Note that at least one response to your classmates must be made before Sunday. If you make all of your responsive posts on Sunday, you will not earn full points for timeliness.

This can be accomplished by

· Validating with additional evidence from the literature.

· Posing a thoughtful question with commentary which generates further discussion.

· Providing an alternative point-of-view, with evidence and examples.

· Offering additional insight into how the concept might be understood, with evidence provided with real world examples.

You should be active in the classroom throughout the week and actively engaged in the back-and-forth discussion between your colleagues and the professor.

The forum grading rubric can be found in gradebook by clicking on the forum entry.

NameGrade %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 2 Assignment Approaches to Managing Public Organizations 13.33 %
Week 4 Assignment Key Challenges for Public Sector Leaders 13.33 %
Week 6 Assignment Contracting Out 13.33 %
Discussions 30.00 %
Week 1: Self Introductions 0.37 %
Week 1: Context of Public Administration examples from Title 5 U.S. Code 3.70 %
Week 2: The Federal State and Local Ecology of Public Administration 3.70 %
Week 3: The theory and practice of Public Management 3.70 %
Week 4: The Policy Process and Implementation 3.70 %
Week 5: Merit System principles and prohibited personnel practices 3.70 %
Week 6: Privatization and Principal-Agent theory 3.70 %
Week 7: Government and emergent information technology 3.70 %
Week 8: Ethics and Diversity in Public Management 3.70 %
Final Paper 30.00 %
Week 8 Final Paper 30.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Assess various theories, concepts, tools, and techniques relating to managing public organizations

2. Assess leadership in public management, specifically, individual management skills associated with thinking, acting, and communicating in today’s public management systems

3. Analyze the pace and direction of change occurring throughout the field of public management

4. Explain why public organizations function as they do

5. Analyze the impact of ethics on public administration

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.