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Fall 2017  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (21282)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Wed 04:00PM - 06:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mckay210+PA5405+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course examines issues in the implementation of public programs and policies. Implementation is an integral, dynamic and important component of using policy and programs to improve public problems. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and groups targeted by policy change. Because of this complexity, this course introduces students to a multilevel implementation analysis framework. Multilevel analysis focuses on understanding how the core policy or program is understood at the policy field, organizational, and front-line levels. It also provides ways to better understand how a social process that involves power and culture often significantly shapes implementation processes and tasks. This helps improve students' skills in navigating complex system in which most public policy implementation occurs.
Learning Objectives:
Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive. The course is designed to help students build all of these skills through lecture, field work, and discussion.
Exam Format:
There are no exams. Assignments will be in the form of field projects, presentations, and participation.
Class Format:
Classes are face-to-face with weaving in of on-line materials, small group informal meetings, and consultation with the instructor.
Workload:
One textbook is required - Effective Implementation In Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management by Sandfort and Moulton (2015). Other materials are provided on Moodle, including readings, case studies, videos, etc. Students engage in field research projects that allow them to focus on their areas of interest and explore implementation processes and results.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5405~001&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
24 March 2017

Fall 2016  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (21468)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/07/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
09/21/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
10/05/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
10/19/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
11/09/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
11/16/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
11/30/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
 
12/14/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sandf002+PA5405+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course examines issues in the implementation of public programs and policies. This often is an under appreciated topic by policy makers and analysts, but it is an integral, dynamic and important component of using policy and programs to improve public problems. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and groups targeted by policy change. Because of this complexity, this course introduces students to a multilevel implementation analysis. Multilevel analysis focuses on understanding how the core policy or program is understood at the policy field, organizational, and front-line levels. It also provides ways to better understand how a social process that involves power and culture often significantly shapes implementation processes and tasks. This helps improve students' skills in navigating complex system in which most public policy implementation occurs. Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive. The course is designed to help students build all of these skills. It is run as a hybrid course that combines on-line and face-to-face instruction, to allow students not living in the metro area to participate. As such, there are 8 face-to-face sessions throughout the semester, with supplement video and field research conducted during other weeks. Class will meet on 9/7 and 9/21; 10/5 and 10/19; 11/9, 11/16, and 11/30; and 12/14 . For more about the instructor, see: http://www.jodisandfort.org. To purchase the text (either hard copy or e-book) go to the publisher: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118775481.html
Exam Format:
There is no exam for this course. The following distributions will be used in Fall 2016.
15% Participation
15% Quizzes & Reflection
60% Multilevel Field-Based Analysis
10% Poster Presentation
Class Format:
30% Discussion & Case Analysis
30% Field-research
10% Student Presentations & Virtual interactions
30% Web Based Lectures
Workload:
Materials are provided on moodle, including readings, case studies, videos, etc. One textbook is required. Students engage in field research projects that allow them to focus on their areas of interest and explore implementation processes and results. Hybrid course that meets only 8 times face-to-face with the rest of the course happening through weaving of on-line materials, small group informal meetings, and consultation with the faculty.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5405~001&term=1169
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2016.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 August 2016

Fall 2015  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (26253)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
Class Notes:
This course is offered in a HYBRID format, that maximizes the use of technology and in-person class sessions. As such, it will meet 9/16 and 9/23; 10/7 and 10/21; 11/4 and 11/18; and 12/9 and 12/16. See course schedule available on ClassInfo: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sandf002+PA5405+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course examines issues in the implementation of public programs and policies. This often is an under appreciated topic by policy makers and analysts, but it is an integral, dynamic and important component of using policy and programs to improve public problems. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and groups targeted by policy change. Because of this complexity, this course introduces students to a multilevel implementation analysis. Multilevel analysis focuses on understanding how the core policy or program is understood at the policy field, organizational, and front-line levels. It also provides ways to better understand how a social process that involves power and culture often significantly shapes implementation processes and tasks. This helps improve students' skills in navigating complex system in which most public policy implementation occurs. Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive. The course is designed to help students build all of these skills. It is run as a hybrid course that combines on-line and face-to-face instruction, to allow students not living in the metro area to participate. As such, there are 8 face-to-face sessions throughout the semester, with supplement video and field research conducted during other weeks. Class will meet on 9/16 and 9/23; 10/7 and 10/21; 11/4 and 11/18; and 12/9 and 12/16. For more about the instructor, see: http://www.jodisandfort.org. To purchase the text (either hard copy or e-book) go to the publisher: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118775481.html
Exam Format:
There is no exam for this course. The following distributions will be used in Fall 2015.
25% Draft Analysis and Reflection Papers
25% Multilevel Implementation Analysis Brief
15% In-class Presentations
35% Contextual Analysis and Change Report
Class Format:
30% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
40% Web Based
Workload:
Materials are provided on moodle, including readings, case studies, videos, etc. One textbook is required. Students engage in field research projects that allow them to focus on their areas of interest and explore implementation processes and results. Hybrid course that meets only 8 times face-to-face with the rest of the course happening through weaving of on-line materials, small group informal meetings, and consultation with the faculty.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5405~001&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 September 2015

Fall 2014  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (35321)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/10/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
09/17/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/08/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/22/2014 - 10/29/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
11/19/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
12/03/2014 - 12/10/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
Class Description:
This course examines issues in the implementation of public programs and policies. It explores implementation as an integral, dynamic and often unpredictable component of the policy-making process. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and policy clients. Because these actors create the operating procedures, establish the goals, distribute the scarce resources, and react to new policy initiatives, sometimes in contradictory ways, implementation is not a straight-forward, linear process. Much of policy implementation involves negotiation between different levels of government and/or nonprofits in decentralized service delivery systems. This course provides students skills to better understand and navigate these dynamics. Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive.
Class Format:
15% Discussion
35% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
40% Web Based
Workload:
80 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Paper(s)
2 Presentation(s)
Other Workload: The second half of the semester involves 'field work' in a topic of your choosing.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5405~001&term=1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 June 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (67072)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/29/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
02/12/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
02/26/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
03/12/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
04/02/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
04/16/2014 - 05/07/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
Class Description:
This course examines issues in the implementation of social programs and policies. It explores implementation as an integral, dynamic and often unpredictable component of the policy-making process. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and policy clients. Because these actors create the operating procedures, establish the goals, distribute the scarce resources, and react to new policy initiatives, sometimes in contradictory ways, implementation is not a straight-forward, linear process. Much of policy implementation involves negotiation between different levels of government and/or nonprofits in decentralized service delivery systems. This course provides students skills to better understand and navigate these dynamics. Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive.
Class Format:
10% Film/Video
35% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
15% Field Trips
35% Web Based The last class session will meet for four hours to accommodate student presentations
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
10 Quiz(zes)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5405~001&term=1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5405_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 January 2014

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