2012-13 Catalog

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2012-13 Public Administration (MPA)

Application and acceptance to the program is required. (Non admitted students with a bachelor’s degree and Evergreen undergraduates are eligible to take MPA electives on a space available basis: see the MPA home page for more information.)

The Master of Public Administration degree is offered in three areas of concentration: Public & Nonprofit Administration, Public Policy and Tribal Governance. Students in these three concentrations are organized into two cohorts: the General cohort (Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy concentrations) and the Tribal cohort (Tribal Governance concentration).

Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su Description Preparatory Faculty
General Cohort
1st Year Core - General
Context of Public Administration

Amy Gould, Lee Lyttle and Timothy Winchell

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Dec 8 F 12Fall In the first quarter we explore many of the enduring issues of U.S.public administration, increasing our understanding of important aspects of the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of effective public administration. Through readings, class participation, and applying critical analysis, the intent is to gain an understanding of the “cannon” of public administration as a discipline and assess the current practices of public service. We will discuss and analyze what public administrators do at the federal, tribal, state, county, city and non-profit levels. Further, we will analyze and critique the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and the “real” practice of public administration. Finally, we will be forward looking and assess the challenges and opportunities in public administration scholarship and on the ground leadership. Amy Gould Lee Lyttle Timothy Winchell
Doing Democratic Public Administration

Amy Gould, Larry Dzieza and Lee Lyttle

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Mar 16 W 13Winter Throughout the 1st year Core we explore the fundamentals of administering for the public good in a globalized world. In Winter quarter, we explore what it takes to administer for the public good in a democracy.  Our focus is on doing administration (management, organizational theory, etc.) with an emphasis on democracy, democratic processes and the roles and relationships of administrators and citizens in the complex web of democracy.  Amy Gould Larry Dzieza Lee Lyttle
Policy, Finance and Budgeting for Public Administration

Lee Lyttle, Amy Gould and Larry Dzieza

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat (June 8) S 13Spring Lee Lyttle Amy Gould Larry Dzieza
2nd Year Core - General
Analytical Techniques for Public Service I

Doreen Swetkis, Marc Baldwin and Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 6-10p Mon (Oct 8 & 29) F 12Fall Analytical Techniques for Public Service is a two-quarter long Core program for second-year MPA students. Across the two quarters we seek to: understand research methodology; understand why we do research in public service; become competent in quantitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; understand analytical techniques in practice (public policy; budgeting and finance; performance measurement and management; evaluation research; etc); situate analytical techniques in management/public policy (the context); become facile with the critiques of analytical techniques; develop skills in communicating about data (displaying data; presentations) and writing research reports; and become a savvy and sophisticated consumer of research. In the Fall quarter, we focus specifically on questions of design and the application of analytical techniques in public service. Doreen Swetkis Marc Baldwin Cheryl Simrell King
Analytical Techniques for Public Service II

Doreen Swetkis, Marc Baldwin and Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat (Mar 16) W 13Winter Analytical Techniques for Public Service is a two-quarter course sequence for second year MPA students. Each quarter focuses on approaches to applied research in public administration, public policy and non-profits with an emphasis on issues relevant to governments. In the Winter, we respond to the following questions: 1) What are the various approaches to conducting social science research?   2) How do we analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data? 3) How do we turn data into information and information into decisions? 4) How do we present useful information?  Our intent is to gain a better understanding of how to approach, critique, use, analyze, and communicate research in public service.  Doreen Swetkis Marc Baldwin Cheryl Simrell King
Capstone

Cheryl Simrell King, Doreen Swetkis and Marc Baldwin

  GRGraduate 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat (June 8) S 13Spring Cheryl Simrell King Doreen Swetkis Marc Baldwin
Public Policy Concentration
Foundations of Public Policy

Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 4 6-10p, Tues F 12Fall The study of public policy tantalizes us with the possibility that we may learn the secrets to how big policy decisions are made, and have an impact on those decisions.  This course provides an overview of the concepts and issues in the field of public policy.  As the first course in the TESC MPA policy concentration, it is intended to provide an introduction to the study of public policy process and to the practice of public policy analysis. We examine multiple approaches to understanding public policy and policy analysis.  Comparing and contrasting these models, we seek to provide guidance for future policy analysts in our representative democracy, in a system where marginalized groups still find it difficult to gain entrée to the policy process and we still believe the stories we tell ourselves about how policy is made and implemented. Cheryl Simrell King
Advanced Research Methods

Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 4 6-10 Tues W 13Winter Advanced Research Methods examines advanced and multivariate statistical methods from a practical viewpoint. Our aim is to introduce students to a variety of statistical techniques and research designs that allow users to get at the complexities that lie underneath every simple research/policy question. Students can expect to learn enough about complex design and techniques to be able to know what technique to request, to understand the use of designs and techniques and to make meaning of complex research output. In addition, students will develop facility with statistical software.  Cheryl Simrell King
Tribal Cohort
1st Year Core - Tribal
Context of Public Administration TG

John Gates and Myra Downing

  GRGraduate 6 Sep 28-30, Oct 12-14, Nov 2-4, 1-5p Fri, 8:30a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall Throughout the 1st year Core the fundamentals of administering for the public good in a globalized world are explored. In Fall quarter we examine the foundations of administration and democracy in an environment where boundaries are no longer clearly defined and public administration is practiced everywhere (e.g., governments, tribes, non-profits, for profits, social entrepreneurial organizations, etc).   We focus on the enduring issues of U.S. public administration and the political, social, economic and environmental contexts of effective public administration.  Tribal perspectives are vital in the Tribal Cohort course. John Gates Myra Downing
Doing Democratic Public Administration TG

John Gates and Myra Downing

  GRGraduate 6 Jan 18-20, Feb 1-3 & 15-17 1-5p Fri 8:30a-5p Sat/Sun W 13Winter Throughout the 1st year Core we explore the fundamentals of administering for the public good in a globalized world. In Winter quarter, we explore what it takes to administer for the public good in a democracy.  Our focus is on doing administration (management, organizational theory, etc.) with an emphasis on democracy, democratic processes and the roles and relationships of administrators and citizens in the complex web of democracy. Tribal perspectives are vital in the Tribal Cohort course.  John Gates Myra Downing
Policy, Finance and Budgeting for Public Administration TG

John Gates and Myra Downing

  GRGraduate 6 April 12-14 & 26-28, May 10-12 1-5p Fri, 8:30a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring John Gates Myra Downing
Tribal Concentration
Path to Sovereignty

John Gates and Alan Parker

  GRGraduate 4 Nov 16-18, Nov 30-Dec 2, 1-5p Fri, 8:30a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall John Gates Alan Parker
Intergovernmental Relations

John Gates and Russ Lehman

  GRGraduate 4 Feb 22-24 & Mar 8-10, Fri 1-5p, 8:30a-4:30p Sat/Sun W 13Winter This course, the second of the 1st Year Tribal Concentration Courses, is designed to address the field of intergovernmental relations from the perspective of tribal nations.  Different levels of government including tribe-to-tribe, state and local to tribe, tribe to the federal government and its various agencies and tribe to international bodies and other indigenous peoples comprise the governmental relationships that the course seeks to explore. Readings, lectures and assignments cover the historical, legal, theoretical and practical aspects of intergovernmental relations using the framework of the three major functions of government: regulatory, fiscal/taxation and service provisions. Particular focus will be on development of governmental agreements rather than litigation between tribes and states and between tribes and local governments. We will discuss efforts to coordinate "Indian" policy within the executive branch, the development of government-to-government consultation processes for tribal governments within different agencies and the role of intergovernmental agreement-making-processes by different federal agencies.We will also explore state-tribal relations with states and local governments with a focus on assessing the impacts, benefits and limitations of different types of intergovernmental agreements. Students will explore models for agreements in areas such as co-management of fisheries, land use/zoning, land management, law enforcement, tobacco tax/gaming, and social service provision.  Class activities will provide an insight into the skills and capacities needed to negotiate and assess various agreements and the special requirements and legal parameters of specific types of agreements.     John Gates Russ Lehman
Tribal Organization

John Gates and Russ Lehman

  GRGraduate 4 May 24-26, June 7-9 1-5p Fri, 8:30-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring John Gates Russ Lehman
Electives
Case Studies For Policy Analysis, Decision-Making and Education In Public Processes

Linda Moon Stumpff

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 Nov 9-11 & Nov 30-Dec 2, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall This course offers opportunities to select apply and design case studies for use in the public arena.  A broad range of topics to include environmental, social, cultural, financial and managerial issues is encouraged for student research.  Class members will construct and de-construct cases as they participate in active case studies.  Examples are drawn from Evergreen’s Enduring Legacies Project, theKennedySchool, SUNY Cases and other case collections. Students will identify topics for case writing and develop structures for writing cases for application in areas like decision-making, environmental education, conflict-management or leadership issues.  Class activities include reading an estimated 6-8 books, cases and articles, a literature review, a 4-5 page paper on cases, and an initial draft of a case written on a student-selected case topic. Linda Moon Stumpff
Education Policy

Kathe Taylor

  GRGraduate 4 Oct 5-7, 26-28, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall According to Washington state law, the purpose of a high school diploma is to “declare that a student is ready for success in postsecondary education, gainful employment and citizenship, and is equipped with the skills to be a lifelong learner.”  How do policies from different education sectors--early childhood, K-12, and higher education--set the stage for these goals to be reached?   In this course, we will examine this broad question by exploring in depth the complex inter-connections between education policy and practice.  We will analyze selected education policies from national, state, and local levels as a way of understanding what education policy is, who makes it, what its intended outcomes are, how it is implemented, and how well it works. Kathe Taylor
Intergovernmental Environmental Policy Issues

Karen Fraser

  GRGraduate 2 Oct 26-28, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the highly intergovernmental nature of most environmental and natural resources issues, which simultaneously involve federal, tribal, state, and local government policy-making, and which sometimes also involve other states and international treaties. The focus will be on how state legislative decision-making in this policy sphere takes into account the roles, authorities, and policies of other levels and types of governments.Students will be asked to research an environmental or natural resources issue actively considered by the state Legislature which necessarily involves consideration of all four major levels of governments: .federal, state, local, and tribal.  Prior to the in-class intensive weekend, students will be expected to read selected documents, explore a variety of websites, and prepare brief reports on them.  They will also be expected to follow news media coverage of these types of issues.Class discussion will be actively encouraged.Experienced professionals will be invited to meet with the class.Class location will be the Cherberg Building on the Capital Campus.Instructor:  Karen Fraser, Washington State Senator  Karen Fraser
Land Management and Policy Processes

Linda Moon Stumpff

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 Oct 5-7, 19-21, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall This course explores the nexus points of policy, science, and management for public lands and the legal foundations for collaboration.  Major federal initiatives like The Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act deliver large discretionary components to managers who then develop implementation plans requiring informed public participation and collaboration with multiple organizations. State and local legislation evolves in similar directions.  The course design offers opportunities to research and critique model management programs in INTENATIONAL federal, tribal, state and local contexts.  Emphasis is on current issues like responses to climate change, GLOBAL LAND AND WATER ISSUES, renewable energy development, public participation, and strategies to achieve adaptive change.  Class activities include readings (6-8 books and articles),  three seminar papers, one field trip, presentations, one 2 page research topic paper and one 6-8 page research paper.)  Linda Moon Stumpff
Managing Organizations

Amy Gould

  GRGraduate 4 Oct 19-21, Nov 2-4, 6-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall To manage or not to manage,...is this the question? Perhaps it is better to ask how to manage, when to manage, who to manage, where to manage, what to manage, and why manage? Just like organs in the human body, organizations do not function in isolation. Similar to most humans, public and non-profit organizations need sustenance, security, movement/change, aspirations, awareness of their internal and external environments, and... management. It is both a calling and job for managers to recognize and manage the multiple facets of any organization; especially the human components. In this course each student will have the opportunity to study organization theory, organization development, organization behavior, and practice their studies with hands on application of their own unique management style. Each student will learn to assess situations for a ripe "management moment," recognize strengths and weaknesses of organizations with the know how to implement recommendations for moving forward through action plans and goal setting, empower networking connections for collaborations across organizations, maintain an organization's solvency linked to its budget and mission, and develop the skills of listening, public speaking, and professional writing. Amy Gould
Marketing for Public Service

Karen Alman

  GRGraduate 2 Nov16-18, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall Karen Alman
NonProfit Theory and Practice: An Introduction

Doreen Swetkis

  GRGraduate 4 Sep 29-30, Oct 13-14, Nov 10, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall Interest in nonprofit (or third sector) organizations has exploded as their importance and distinctiveness receives recognition as a unique area of study and practice.  Although nonprofit organizations share some key elements with those in the public and private sectors, this course focuses on the unique characteristics and topics of the nonprofit sector.  Some of these issues arise because of the nature of the sector, such as the prominent role of and heavy reliance on volunteerism, or the tension between organizational mission and funders' demands.   Additional issues are included because of significant changes in the nonprofit sector during the last few decades.  Increased involvement in policy making, enlarged roles in implementing former public agency services, the more cohesive identity of the sector as a significant piece of the economy and administrative state, and the heightened professionalism all converge to make the daily management of nonprofit organizations in the twenty-first century a challenging task. Doreen Swetkis
Publish to Flourish: Part II

Linda Moon Stumpff

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 2 Oct 12-14, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall This class is designed as an introduction to the world of publishing for students who have completed a major research project.  One required orientation meeting is planned. The class will explore various journals, magazines, and e-publishing opportunities through library research and seminar papers.  Each student will read one book and at least four journal articles and complete two seminar papers on the readings.  They can then begin rewriting and revising an existing research paper for publication.  In part two, we will explore turning longer research projects into shorter pieces for publication in the public arena in newsletters, blogs, magazines and highlight articles or book reviews in journals.  It is expected that three drafts will be required.  One of the drafts will be peer reviewed by a member of the class. Students will submit a publication plan describing where they will submit their final revised work.  Finally, each student will submit the last revised work to the faculty via e-mail for review. Linda Moon Stumpff
Sustainable Leadership and Decision Making

Michael Mucha

  GRGraduate 2 Nov 30-Dec 2, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 12Fall This course is will focus on ways for the manager or team leader to prepare a leadership action plan for advancing sustainability. The weekend intensive course will focus on four modules including; understanding modern frameworks for conceptualizing sustainability, setting a sustainability strategy that identifies where to start and how to translate intent into meaningful action, developing performance measures and assigning accountability for results, and exercising leadership to change a traditional work culture into a sustainable one. Michael Mucha
Context of Indigenous and Local Governance

Linda Moon Stumpff

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 Feb 8-10 & March 1-3 Fri 5-9p Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 13Winter Increasingly, public administrators confront emerging and existing forms of local and indigenous governance.  The place and voice of such governments within nations has grown with the recognition of human rights and with political and economic growth of these nations within   The U.N. has issued new statements on the rights of such governments that place emphasis on new areas such as entrepreurship, access to resources and new forms of partnership like co-management, co-operation and direct collaboration in the implementation of programs.  We will explore and critique various new institutions, de-centralized bodies and forms of governance on the national and international scenes to develop new and innovative models for working in partnership with local and indigenous governments. Linda Moon Stumpff
Diversity & Nondiscrimination Policy

Amy Gould

  GRGraduate 4 Jan 25-27 & Feb 15-17 Fri 6-9p Sat/Sun 9a-4p W 13Winter   Amy Gould
Ethics and Leadership

Doreen Swetkis

  GRGraduate 4 6-10p Mon W 13Winter In this course you will be given the opportunity to work through issues relevant to management of people in public and nonprofit organizations and the role professional ethics plays in those issues.  We will examine different ethical frameworks relevant to professional settings in the hope that this approach will provide a context to help you more clearly understand the interactions you observe in your workplace, and help you consider possible appropriate actions in ambiguous and complex situations.  This course will examine some real world dilemmas you could encounter as a leader, dilemmas not necessarily covered in a text book.  You will not walk away with a set of answers to these situations; however, one goal of the course is to have you recognize how your moral compass influences the professional ethical choices you may have to make.  Another goal is to explore other influences at your disposal when making (and justifying) ethical decisions.  Doreen Swetkis
International Policy and Public Administration

Linda Moon Stumpff

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 2 Jan 25-27 Fri 5-9p Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 13Winter This course overviews current trends in international policy and the emerging relationships to public administration.  In addition to the United Nation’s governance initiatives in arenas like health and indigenous rights, clusters of coordinated nonprofit organizations are acting globally to establish standards, provide services and coordinate active strategies in areas like climate change. Through a variety of interactive, participatory activities this class will explore the administrative frontiers beyond the state and the challenge of issues like transparency in the global arena.  Linda Moon Stumpff
Labor Relations and the Public Sector

David Halverstadt

  GRGraduate 2 Jan 11-13 Fri 5-9p Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 13Winter   David Halverstadt
Natural Resource Policy

Linda Moon Stumpff

  GRGraduate 4 Feb 1-3 & Mar 8-10 Fri 5-9p Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 13Winter This course explores the history, impacts and responses to environmental laws and initiatives on public and tribal lands. The roles of federal, state, local, tribal and international bodies will be covered in relation to current issues such as global warming and access to water. Exploring the roles of science and public participation in the policy-making process provides focus for assignments and readings. The 40th anniversary of NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act opens a discussion of its influence on current environmental issues delineates additional challenging areas for student research.  Key areas to be covered are: * The role(s) of power(s) of government in policy-making* The roles (s) of power (s) of government in poliicy-making* Foundations for the study of natural resource policy* The contexts within which policy-making occurs from local to global, from nonprofit to   governmental, from political to scientific in scope. Linda Moon Stumpff
Organizational Resiliency

John Fortugno

  GRGraduate 2 Feb 22-24 Fri 5-9p, Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 13Winter Continuity Planning helps organizations fulfill a social responsibility to protect their patrons, community, and employees when things go awry.  We will focus on sustaining delivery of services essential to your clients, even in the worst of times.   How can your agency, non-profit, or tribal entity quickly resume functioning and deliver the services critical to your mission?   How would you respond to a major earthquake, a devastating computer virus, pandemic disease, widespread flooding, or the sudden departure of your executive director?  What can you do now to build a more resilient organization?  Emergency managers from state and local entities, non-profits, and the tribes will help us explore these issues.  Resources provided will allow participants to complete EMI certifications sought by many employers. This course will provide an overview of fund development strategies for cultural and heritage resources.  Content will include how to research and make application to a diverse array of funding sources, including federal, state, tribal, and private funding sources.  The course will also explore key elements to building collaborative partnerships and financial accountability to funding sources.  Although course content will not be limited to work in the non-profit sector, the course will include aspects of non-profit development that can apply across a wide spectrum of public service work  John Fortugno
Strategies for Graduate Writers

Richard Taggesell

  GRGraduate 2 6-10p Wed, Jan 16,23,30 & Feb 6 & 27 W 13Winter Richard Taggesell
Advocacy, Social Change and the Nonprofit Sector

Doreen Swetkis

  GRGraduate 4 6-10p Mon S 13Spring How does one fulfill Gandhi's charge of becoming “the change you wish to see in the world"?  What knowledge and skills do you need to be an effective advocate?  Is the nonprofit sector the best place to “make change”?This class will address these concerns through readings and films, interactions with successful advocates, and having students build a detailed advocacy strategy.  An ethical, effective advocate acknowledges his or her own motivations and unique view of the world, distinguishes between persuasion and manipulation, and between education and advocacy.  These concepts as well as other concepts that are used in the lexicon of “nonprofit social change” will be explored. Doreen Swetkis
Brave New Workplace

Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 2 May 10-12, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring Cheryl Simrell King
Conflict Negotiations

Lori Blewett

  GRGraduate 2 May 17-19, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring Conflict is an integral part of everyday communication and decision-making: in the workplace, in our personal lives, and in the public sphere.  This course will introduce students to core concepts and theoretical frameworks that enhance our ability to analyze and successfully manage conflict.  It will include skill building and communication practice aimed at expanding our conflict negotiation repertoire and our capacity for collaborative problem-solving.  We will focus on research, theories, and practices that cut across contexts, and give some additional attention to cross cultural conflict, public forum facilitation, and third part mediation. Lori Blewett
Design for Communities and Administration

Cheryl Simrell King

  GRGraduate 2 April 19-21 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring In the intensive weekend, we examine contemporary approaches to social and physical problems and challenges, often called "wicked problems," from a design thinking perspective. Design thinking uses design methodologies such as observation, prototyping, building and storytelling, and can be applied to a wide range of people and problems/challenges. It brings together people from different disciplines to effectively explore, in collaboration, human-centered ideas.  While we'll study the theory of design thinking, the main focus of this short-course is on the application of design thinking in communities and administration. We will be looking at both design as a physical element to create/make/sustain communities as well as design as a method for social innovation, service delivery, and management.  Over the course of the weekend we'll study design thinking, cases of social innovation using design thinking, and work together to apply design thinking to real-world situations.  This course is applicable for students interested in social and administrative innovation and community building Cheryl Simrell King
Housing Policy

Stephen Buxbaum

  GRGraduate 4 May 3-5 & 24-26,  5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring This course explores the historical evolution of federal, state and local housing policy. Drawing from this rich history, which is deeply intertwined with the evolution of the American welfare state, students will learn about how analytical and political frameworks are used to create, evaluate and shape programs, projects and services. We will examine the continuum of subsidies and programs that are provided to everyone from high income earners and investors to people who are chronically homeless. We will examine how specific programs, such as Washington State’s Housing Trust Fund, were established and how they have served to create affordable housing. We will compare and contrast how different housing policies are used to provide shelter, stimulate the economy, protect the environment and support sustainable growth. The course is intended for MPA students. If space is available, upper division undergraduates may participate upon approval of the instructor. Stephen Buxbaum
Project Management

Amy Gould

  GRGraduate 4 April 17, 27-28, May 18, 19 & 22, 6-10p Wed,  9a-4p Sat/Sun S 13Spring What does success look like for you? In this course we will endeavor to respond to this question on both personal and professional levels. It takes integrated thinking and discipline to become a successful project manager. Tools are only tools. In addition to building an awareness of your own management style, we will use real world client based applications to explore and understand the nuances of successful project management. Students will work hands on with a pre-selected client organization to apply their learning and develop an implementable project management plan.  Amy Gould
Strategies for Cultural and Heritage Resource Funding

Tina Kuckkahn

  GRGraduate 2 May 3-5, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun S 13Spring Tina Kuckkahn
E-Government

Larry Dzieza

  GRGraduate 4 Aug 9-11 & 23-25, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun Su 13Summer The course will focus on understanding the role and management of technology in the public sector. Information technology is increasingly "how organizations get things done" but using IT effectively has special challenges in the public sector. These challenges include how organizations, built for stability not speed, are adapting to the rapid pace of technological change, succeeding within a risk-averse political climate, and satisfying stakeholder's and the public's high-expectations for low-cost, convenience, transparency, and protection of privacy. Finally, we will consider the contribution a new generation of workers may bring to increasing public participation and transforming service delivery.  Larry Dzieza
Grant Writing Essentials

Sylvie McGee

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 First Session: 6-10p Tues;
Second Session: 6-10p Wed
Note: Even though the schedule changes from first to second session, this is one continuous course for the full summer session
Su 13Summer Use hands-on practice to learn to write successful grants! We will start with an introduction to grants and their place in the development of nonprofit organizations and learn the sound planning skills needed for strong proposals. Students will write a grant for a nonprofit organization, getting feedback on each section as it is developed. A list of organizations seeking grant writing assistance will be provided**. Using interactive learning and assigned tasks, we will focus on planning, research, evaluation techniques, budgeting and how to effectively communicate issues and needs in a clear and concise manner. This is a single course that meets for the full session.**NOTE: If you have a non-profit or government agency you wish to write for, you MUST contact me in advance of the first day of class, so that I can send a form to be filled out by the agency and review their readiness. Sylvie McGee
Politics, Leadership, & the Policies They Create cancelled

Amy Gould

Signature Required: Summer

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 July 30, Aug 3-4, 13 & 17-18, 6-10p Tues, 9a-5p Sat/Sun Su 13Summer Harold Lasswell stated, "politics is about who gets what, when, where, and how." Therefore, we need leaders who can assess the underpinnings of politics and the consequences of political ideologies. Students will be actively engaged in politics by first understanding where politics come from and the myriad of ideologies in practice. Further, students will focus on how they can hone their own leadership style. We will explore how engagement in politics can test our character regularly. To this end, Bill George stated, "successful leadership takes conscious development and requires being true to your life story." As members of a learning community and society, we will endeavor to excavate the nature of leadership and the relational space of politics via classic and contemporary readings, seminar, debate, lecture, and workshops. We will seek to understand the dynamics of politics by applying leadership techniques for decision-making through policy analysis and testimony. We will also pursue an understanding of philosophical foundations of Western political thought, the history of the U.S. Constitution and constitutions of regional Tribal Nations, and concepts of political "otherness" that come about in designing public policies. In this pursuit we will define multiple political ideologies and assess the nexus of leadership and politics. In sum, we will dig in to what many talk about but few really understand: politics, leadership, and the policies they create. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills of active listening, analytical thinking, scholarly dialog, effective communication, and writing for public administrators. Amy Gould
Public Administration at the Edge: Emerging Critical Theories cancelled

Amy Gould

Signature Required: Summer

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 June 25 & 29-30, July 16 & 20-21, Tues 6-10p Sat/Sun 9a-5p Su 13Summer Our work together in this class will involve exploration, deep critique, and broad analysis of new and emerging theories on the edge of the study and practice of public administration. These theories are considered on the edge because they are not typically found in textbooks, the mainstream media, or generally discussed by policy makers. Often, theories on the edge are considered fringe ideas not readily accepted by existing dominant paradigms. However, in our shared “new normal” of social, economic, and political instability, perhaps these fringe theories are precisely the ideas those of us living and working at the epicenter of public life should be reviewing. Critical theories challenge hegemonic paradigms and seek to make the invisible visible through mental emancipation. If public policies represent the struggle over ideas, then we can have no greater lesson to learn than what the emerging ideas are in public administration today. We will focus on very current material from academic and practitioner journals, conferences, webcasts, and films. In this course students will engage in extensive group discourse, public speaking, and written analyses to enhance critical thinking skills through effective communication.  Amy Gould
Public Speaking

Marla Elliott

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 2 July 12-14, Fri 5-9p, Sat/Sun 9a-5p Su 13Summer Oral eloquence still counts when you need to explain, persuade, collaborate, and lead.  This intensive weekend course will help you learn to use your voice, body, and personal presence with confidence when speaking to others.  You will learn to channel stagefright into creative energy and to organize your thoughts into a structure your audience can grasp. Students will write, revise, rehearse and present a short speech; they will also have opportunities to practice speaking impromptu.  Credit will be awarded in Public Speaking. Marla Elliott
Strategies for Graduate Writers

Emily Lardner

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 2 6-10p Wednesdays first session Su 13Summer Writing in professional graduate level programs requires clear, concise, and systematic ways of communicating your ideas.  The goal of this course is to provide students with opportunities to add new ways of writing to their current repertoires and thereby enhance their analytic thinking skills. Specific writing tasks will come from the graduate programs. Students will develop portfolios of work, including ongoing reflective assessments about ways to manage their writing/thinking processes. Moodle will be used for practicing and sharing drafts; on campus work will focus on interactive workshops; and all students will meet individually with the instructor for customized coaching on their work. Emily Lardner
Supranational Administration cancelled

Laurance Geri

  JR - GRJunior - Graduate 4 June 28-30, July 13-14 & 27, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun Su 13Summer This course will explore the theory and reality of supranational organizations--entities such as the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) that transcend national borders and control by nation-states.  Problems such as climate change and international economic stability require global solutions.  Yet institutions such as the UN, EU, or International Monetary Fund, are either weak, widely distrusted, or both.  The course will explore this dilemma, the challenge of sustainable development, the role of non-governmental organizations in guiding global change, and the intercultural skills needed to work effectively at the global level.  Laurance Geri
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Jenny Greenlee and Dianne Criswell

  GRGraduate 4 Aug 8, 10-11 & 22, 24-25, Thurs 6-10p, Sat/Sun 9a-5p Su 13Summer As the economic crisis has forced tough decisions at all levels of government, understanding of tax and fiscal policy has become more important than ever.   Fiscal and public policy are deeply intertwined with good public policy, frequently needing tax and fee revenue resources to be successful.   Where a government chooses to levy then spend its resources is a powerful expression of its values, whether these decisions are made consciously or not.  This course will examine all aspects of tax and fiscal policy development for the State of Washington.  Students will be asked to examine the aspects of a public policy area of their choice, including tax preferences and other fiscal legislation." Jenny Greenlee Dianne Criswell