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Summer 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (84297)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 13 wk
 
05/18/2020 - 08/14/2020
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080, sec 2: Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2019.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2019 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rphinney+PA8081+Summer2019
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs are focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84297/1205
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (65484)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 8 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at hanra003@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
Grading:
Group Project Written and Oral Report (85% Total):
Team Member's Assessment of Individual Participation (15%):
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65484/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (65453)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
Grading:
Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
Exam Format:
None
Workload:
Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65453/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2015

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (65486)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 12:05PM - 02:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2019's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad with some support and/or at their own expense. Client projects for Spring 2020 will be selected in September 2019 and assigned to teams of students enrolled in the Fall 2019 PA 5080, Section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2019 and project work will be done between January and May 2020. Only students assigned to teams in the Fall may register for this section. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
Grading:
A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
Workload:
Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65486/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (65450)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2019's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2019 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2019 and project work will be done between January and May 2020. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Grading:
Team (70%) and Individual (30%) projects.
Class Format:

There will be at least 4 meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

1. Team presentations of projects and project updates

2. Team practice client presentation

3. Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

Workload:
Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65450/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation Planning and Policy (65487)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:

The topic for the spring 2018 capstone workshop is "Thinking Differently: Integrating Land Use, Technology, and Equity into Transit Planning." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with Metro Transit on three projects to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transit planning and how the region could include equity, land use decisions, and changing technology to drive decision making and/or policy direction. The three client-based projects are:

• Shared Mobility Policy and Planning Issues

• Bus Stops as a Community Asset

• Measuring TOD Districts and Corridors


This workshop is designed to provide a learning opportunity for students to think critically about how transportation projects impact community and economic development and vice versa. It is a structured process for meeting client-based capstone workshop requirements for Humphrey School MURP, MPP and MPA students.

Grading:

Teamwork (15%)

  • Class participation and presentations
  • Weekly team meetings outside of class
  • Team contracts
  • Team member evaluations (10%)

Strategy report (70%)

  • Diagnosis draft (10%)
  • Vision draft (10%)
  • Action plan draft (10%)
  • Final draft (10%)
  • Final report (15%)
  • Team presentations (15%)

Reflective paper (15%)

Exam Format:
No exams
Workload:

Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65487/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (65488)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-149
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65488/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 013: Capstone Workshop -- Program Evaluation Capstone (65489)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65489/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 014: Capstone Workshop -- Human Rights & Humanitarian NGOs (65516)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 zero credit workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
Grading:
A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
Workload:
Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65516/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 August 2016

Fall 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Occupational Licensing: Theory&Evidence to Policy (32986)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 not required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA8081+Fall2019
Class Description:
Occupational Licensing - Theory and Evidence to Policy:

The class will focus on connecting the dots between the regulation of licensed occupations and their implications for public policy and practice at the state level. The class will work with key analysts at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Governors Association (NGA), and the Council of State Governments (CSG). Students will have the opportunity to take a deep dive in areas that have traditionally received less attention in the study of occupational licensure. Student products will be used to inform the continued policy research by NCSL, NGA, and CSG on occupational licensing best practices across the states. Students will obtain tangible connections between research, evidence, and regulatory policy and how seemingly small policy decisions can have major labor market impacts across sectors and populations.

Class Format:
Limited to 10 students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32986/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 February 2019

Summer 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Leading Organizational and Community Change (87138)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 13 wk
 
05/20/2019 - 08/16/2019
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-228
Enrollment Status:
Open (11 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080, sec 2: Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2019.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2019 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rphinney+PA8081+Summer2019
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs are focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87138/1195
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2017

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Education Policy and Reform (64883)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/01/2019 - 05/06/2019
Fri 09:00AM - 11:45AM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Enrollment Status:
Open (13 of 16 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:

Section 1: Education Policy & Reform (Judy Temple)

The purpose of this capstone is to explore current policy and management challenges in the field of public education. We will explore various reform/innovation initiatives in preschool - college education in the United States.

Spring 2019 capstone project teams will work with organizations that are focused on education at different levels (preschool, high school, and college). Depending on the number of students in the class, the following three capstone projects will be offered.


  1. Integrating early childhood data (Client: Scott County)


    Description: Research studies show that a lack of proficiency in reading by third grade predicts educational and economic success into adulthood. Understanding child developmental progress along the path to third grade reading is therefore essential to ensure that all children have the opportunity to be successful. Scott County would like to explore the idea of tracking child outcomes and engagement with relevant social and educational services from birth to age 8. Students will explore the availability of data from various programs that could inform efforts to track progress on early development and learning. Students will investigate what early childhood data integration models are being used successfully in other cities and counties across the United States and what steps would need to be undertaken to pursue data sharing arrangements in Scott County to better track children's developmental progress. What barriers exist to sharing early childhood data? Is there evidence that data sharing and coordination among early childhood programs could improve proficiency rates in reading by third grade?


  1. Policy issues in Post Secondary Enrollment Opportunities (PSEO) in Minnesota (Client: People for PSEO)


    Description: PSEO is an academic option available in MN since 1985 that allows certain high school students to take classes at universities and college for free and get both high school and college credit. People for PSEO is a nonprofit organization devoted to working with families, students, education institutions and lawmakers "to inform, defend and expand opportunities for Minnesota students" through the PSEO program. Students will work with the client to identify key issues that may be affecting participation in PSEO.



  1. Predictors of high school graduation, dropout, 2
    and 4 year college attendance and persistence from the U.S. High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. (Client:
    tbd)



    Description: Students will use newly available follow-up data from the HSLS 2009. In this nationally-representative data set of 9th graders surveyed extensively in 2009, researchers are able to examine the transition from the early high school years into early adulthood as of age 21. In this quantitative project, students will work with a publicly available large data set and use the Stata software package to identify key predictors of important educational and economic outcomes such as school completion and the transition into the workforce or higher education and how these predictors and outcomes vary across socio-economic lines. Students will work with the client to determine specific questions of interest. Students will work together to put together an introduction with useful data analyses and then each student will work independently on answering their own particular empirical question.

Who Should Take This Class?:
The typical students in a capstone are MPP or MPA students but students from other programs are welcome. Incompletes are not likely to be granted because for many students, graduation in May 2019 is the goal.
Learning Objectives:
Capstone projects provide students consulting experience. Students will work with a client to identify objectives of the project and will try to satisfy the client's needs with policy tools learned as part of the graduate experience. Students also learn to work successfully in a group.
Grading:
There will be a rubric describing the grading policy. Students are expected to make steady progress throughout the semester.
Exam Format:
No exam.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64883/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 November 2018

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (64884)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 9 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at hanra003@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
Grading:
Group Project Written and Oral Report (85% Total):
Team Member's Assessment of Individual Participation (15%):
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64884/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (64885)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Thu 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (20 of 24 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 IS required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dmilz+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop in Urban and Regional Planning (PA 8081) is a semester-long, project course that fulfills the capstone project requirement for Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students in the Humphrey School. Students from programs in the Humphrey School that require a capstone project or professional paper are also welcome to enroll. PA 8018 is a hands-on, project-based learning course. Students, working in groups of no more than three, will have the opportunity to complete a research or planning project for a client. Students in this Capstone section are required to complete PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop.

Capstone courses are the final requirement for most students in the Humphrey School. They are intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned within the required and elective courses. In addition to practicing your technical knowledge and skills, capstone projects provide you with the opportunity to learn professional skills like project and client management. Learning through practice requires critical self-reflection and responding to external feedback from clients and partners.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and define a research/planning problem
2. Interpret data and draw conclusions to provide meaningful advice to an external client
3. Select appropriate analytical methods (or design techniques)
4. Identify and gather relevant data/information
5. Execute analyses and produce results
6. Work effectively with your team
7. Work effectively with your client/partner
8. Work effectively with the course instructor
9. Create data visualizations (tables/graphs/images/maps) to support technical analyses
10. Communicate technical information in a clear and effective manner, orally and in writing
11. Prepare and deliver a professional report or technical memo
12. Prepare a short, engaging presentation for your client and others
13. Know and practice the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Grading:
Your grade will be determined by the quality of your final product. I will evaluate individual contributions using peer evaluations and required project log, which requires you to log your time and activities. You will be able to use this information to track your group's work and progress; I will use this database to evaluate your individual participation.

I will be evaluating the quality of your final report by comparing it to high-quality, professional documents. The expectations (outlined below) are based standards that reflect the highest order of professional products. My evaluation will be subjective but not arbitrary. The projects offered in this section are diverse and may lead to different products and conclusions. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to evaluate them on equal, objective terms. Moreover, my evaluation will not be about differences of "taste." Instead, it will reflect my judgment of how well your group has successfully executed its work plan and the quality of the product you intend to deliver to the client. Using the AICP Code of Ethics as our guide, I expect that your reports will not contain any factual inaccuracies or misreport your findings in any way.

You work will be evaluated as either:

A. Exceeding Expectations
The document is "publication ready," requiring little to no additional revisions. It relates to ongoing course discussion, integrates course concepts, contains well-supported arguments, and properly attributes other sources.

B. Meeting Expectations
The document requires additional revisions and minor rewrites (one or two small sections) to be publication ready. It requires moderate proofreading for grammar and spelling. It incorporates course concepts and references class discussions, but may not make or significantly support clear connections to the course material or substantial arguments about the course material.

_______________________________________________________________
Reports below this line will not be forwarded to the client

C. Toward Expectations
The document fulfills the minimum requirements of the assignment. It requires major revisions or rewrites to be publication ready. It may contain major organizational or stylistic shortcomings that prevent the reader from comprehending the author's arguments. It struggles to incorporate class concepts and discussion themes.

D. Not Meeting Expectations
The document must be rewritten entirely. It contains significant stylistic, grammatical, and rhetorical deficiencies. It does not relate to course concepts or discussion themes.

F. Failed to Meet Expectations; Failed to Submit Assignment

I. Incomplete grades must be negotiated well in advance of the final project deadline.
Class Format:
The Capstone Workshop is a problem-based learning experience. In consulting parlance, the instructor will serve as "Project Director" and provide initial client introductions, internal feedback and guidance will mediate internal/external disagreements (if necessary). Class meeting times are for your use. We will decide on an ongoing basis how best to make use of our allotted time together each week.
Workload:
My standard estimate for student workload is based on a ratio of time spent on coursework outside of class and time allotted for class meetings. Multiply the number of credits by the first number in the ratio (below) and add it to the number of credits.

A = 3:1 [(3 x 3) + 3 = 12 total hours per week]
B = 2:1 [(2 x 3) + 3 = 9 total hours per week]
C = 1:1 [(1 x 3) + 3 = 6 total hours per week]

These are estimates and not predictions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64885/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dmilz_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 November 2017

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (64887)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Fri 12:05PM - 02:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (13 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2018's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad with some support and/or at their own expense. Client projects for Spring 2019 will be selected in September 2018 and assigned to teams of students enrolled in the Fall 2018 PA 5080, Section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2018 and project work will be done between January and May 2019. Only students assigned to teams in the Fall may register for this section. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
Grading:
A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
Workload:
Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64887/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (64888)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 335
Enrollment Status:
Open (11 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Completion of prep class in F18 is REQUIRED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2018 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2018 and project work will be done between January and May 2019. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Grading:
Team (70%) and Individual (30%) projects.
Class Format:

There will be at least 4 meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

1. Team presentations of projects and project updates

2. Team practice client presentation

3. Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

Workload:
Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64888/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation's Impact on Econ & Community Dev (64889)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 IS required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:

The topic for the spring 2018 capstone workshop is "Thinking Differently: Integrating Land Use, Technology, and Equity into Transit Planning." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with Metro Transit on three projects to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transit planning and how the region could include equity, land use decisions, and changing technology to drive decision making and/or policy direction. The three client-based projects are:

• Shared Mobility Policy and Planning Issues

• Bus Stops as a Community Asset

• Measuring TOD Districts and Corridors


This workshop is designed to provide a learning opportunity for students to think critically about how transportation projects impact community and economic development and vice versa. It is a structured process for meeting client-based capstone workshop requirements for Humphrey School MURP, MPP and MPA students.

Grading:

Teamwork (15%)

  • Class participation and presentations
  • Weekly team meetings outside of class
  • Team contracts
  • Team member evaluations (10%)

Strategy report (70%)

  • Diagnosis draft (10%)
  • Vision draft (10%)
  • Action plan draft (10%)
  • Final draft (10%)
  • Final report (15%)
  • Team presentations (15%)

Reflective paper (15%)

Exam Format:
No exams
Workload:

Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64889/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 November 2017

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (66158)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Wed 08:15AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 278
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66158/1193

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 014: Capstone Workshop -- Increasing Voter Participation w/ Ramsey Cty Youth (68132)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (3 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Registration requires a class permission number. Students should contact Lea Chittenden at chit0018@umn.edu for one. The class meeting time will be based around the schedules of the students and the instructor. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
The Future of Election Administration in Minnesota. This capstone will have one project: Assisting Hennepin County with its efforts to improve outreach and service delivery to voters in the County's rapidly-growing Somali community.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68132/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 June 2015

Spring 2019  |  PA 8081 Section 015: Capstone Workshop -- Community Health and Engagement (68726)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 215
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 is/is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mart2114+PA8081+Spring2019
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68726/1193

Fall 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Public Affairs and Policy (32028)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 175
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dmilz+PA8081+Fall2018
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop in Urban and Regional Planning (PA 8081) is a semester-long, project course that fulfills the capstone project requirement for Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students in the Humphrey School. Students from programs in the Humphrey School that require a capstone project or professional paper are also welcome to enroll. PA 8018 is a hands-on, project-based learning course. Students, working in groups of no more than three, will have the opportunity to complete a research or planning project for a client. Students in this Capstone section are required to complete PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop.

Capstone courses are the final requirement for most students in the Humphrey School. They are intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned within the required and elective courses. In addition to practicing your technical knowledge and skills, capstone projects provide you with the opportunity to learn professional skills like project and client management. Learning through practice requires critical self-reflection and responding to external feedback from clients and partners.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and define a research/planning problem
2. Interpret data and draw conclusions to provide meaningful advice to an external client
3. Select appropriate analytical methods (or design techniques)
4. Identify and gather relevant data/information
5. Execute analyses and produce results
6. Work effectively with your team
7. Work effectively with your client/partner
8. Work effectively with the course instructor
9. Create data visualizations (tables/graphs/images/maps) to support technical analyses
10. Communicate technical information in a clear and effective manner, orally and in writing
11. Prepare and deliver a professional report or technical memo
12. Prepare a short, engaging presentation for your client and others
13. Know and practice the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Grading:
Your grade will be determined by the quality of your final product. I will evaluate individual contributions using peer evaluations and required project log, which requires you to log your time and activities. You will be able to use this information to track your group's work and progress; I will use this database to evaluate your individual participation.

I will be evaluating the quality of your final report by comparing it to high-quality, professional documents. The expectations (outlined below) are based standards that reflect the highest order of professional products. My evaluation will be subjective but not arbitrary. The projects offered in this section are diverse and may lead to different products and conclusions. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to evaluate them on equal, objective terms. Moreover, my evaluation will not be about differences of "taste." Instead, it will reflect my judgment of how well your group has successfully executed its work plan and the quality of the product you intend to deliver to the client. Using the AICP Code of Ethics as our guide, I expect that your reports will not contain any factual inaccuracies or misreport your findings in any way.

You work will be evaluated as either:

A. Exceeding Expectations
The document is "publication ready," requiring little to no additional revisions. It relates to ongoing course discussion, integrates course concepts, contains well-supported arguments, and properly attributes other sources.

B. Meeting Expectations
The document requires additional revisions and minor rewrites (one or two small sections) to be publication ready. It requires moderate proofreading for grammar and spelling. It incorporates course concepts and references class discussions, but may not make or significantly support clear connections to the course material or substantial arguments about the course material.

_______________________________________________________________
Reports below this line will not be forwarded to the client

C. Toward Expectations
The document fulfills the minimum requirements of the assignment. It requires major revisions or rewrites to be publication ready. It may contain major organizational or stylistic shortcomings that prevent the reader from comprehending the author's arguments. It struggles to incorporate class concepts and discussion themes.

D. Not Meeting Expectations
The document must be rewritten entirely. It contains significant stylistic, grammatical, and rhetorical deficiencies. It does not relate to course concepts or discussion themes.

F. Failed to Meet Expectations; Failed to Submit Assignment

I. Incomplete grades must be negotiated well in advance of the final project deadline.
Class Format:
The Capstone Workshop is a problem-based learning experience. In consulting parlance, the instructor will serve as "Project Director" and provide initial client introductions, internal feedback and guidance will mediate internal/external disagreements (if necessary). Class meeting times are for your use. We will decide on an ongoing basis how best to make use of our allotted time together each week.
Workload:
My standard estimate for student workload is based on a ratio of time spent on coursework outside of class and time allotted for class meetings. Multiply the number of credits by the first number in the ratio (below) and add it to the number of credits.

A = 3:1 [(3 x 3) + 3 = 12 total hours per week]
B = 2:1 [(2 x 3) + 3 = 9 total hours per week]
C = 1:1 [(1 x 3) + 3 = 6 total hours per week]

These are estimates and not predictions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32028/1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dmilz_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 November 2017

Fall 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Analysis of Community Reinvestment Fund (31988)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Enrollment Status:
Closed (10 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 not required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA8081+Fall2018
Class Description:
The class will evaluate the Community Reinvestment Fund, one of the largest nonprofits in the U.S., that provides loans to disadvantaged people in distressed neighborhoods in the U.S. The evaluation will include the Funds influence on employment and economic growth.
Class Format:
Limited to 10 students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31988/1189
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 April 2018

Summer 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Leading Organizational and Community Change (87848)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 13 wk
 
05/21/2018 - 07/10/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
07/17/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
07/24/2018 - 08/17/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080, sec 2: Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2018 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA8081+Summer2018
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs are focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87848/1185
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Education Policy and Reform (67594)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bloom004+PA8081+Spring2018 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mayes+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
The purpose of this particular capstone is to explore various challenges associated with education policy and reform initiatives, especially as they relate to primary and/or secondary education. Projects are likely to include those within as well as outside of public education institutions. Students will learn how to analyze this rich and complex policy field, situate reform attempts within a particular local context, and strengthen the initiative's effectiveness.
Grading:
30% Reports/Papers
25% Reflection Papers
20% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: 15% evaluation of quality of participation on team by other team members.
Class Format:
15% Lecture
25% Discussion
50% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
6 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67594/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_mayes_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 October 2014

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 003: Capstone Workshop -- Social Impact Financing (69586)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2018
Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 173
 
01/25/2018
Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
02/01/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 173
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 12 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:

Identifying opportunities to use Social Impact Financing through a Pay for Success contract to expand prenatal or early childhood cost-effective interventions in Minnesota (Judy Temple)


State Representative Dave Pinto (from Saint Paul district 64B) and Rob Grunewald, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, are interested in investigating the feasibility of a Pay for Success (PFS) social impact financing arrangement to expand proven or promising interventions for disadvantaged children or families in Minnesota. Under a PFS financing plan, private investors would pay $5 to $20 million to expand health, educational, or human services that benefit children and yield cost savings to the state or local governments. With enough cost savings, the government partner would be able to pay back the private investors, including interest. PFS contracts specify specific performance targets that must be reached for the private investor to be paid. If a formal evaluation shows that cost savings have not occurred, the private investor does not get reimbursed.


Capstone students would identify several health or human services that could save governments more money than they cost within a fairly short time horizon of several years or less. Some candidates for PFS financing include the provision of doulas for low-income pregnant women, dental care for very young children, or proper management of childhood asthma. Capstone students will interview key informants in the medical and health insurance fields to learn about costly health outcomes or human service involvement for children that could be prevented by effective interventions. Capstone students will also seek out providers of promising interventions in Minnesota that could be scaled up and formally evaluated for their potential to generate state or local government cost savings.


The main deliverable will be a report describing promising interventions in Minnesota that benefit children and are likely to generate cost savings to governments. The report will also discuss the possibility of PFS financing to scale up these interventions.


Time and student interest permitting, another possible deliverable is the production of a preliminary feasibility study of a PFS project that (1) identifies one or more promising interventions as candidates for funding, (2) describes the roles of the various parties involved in the transaction, (3) suggests the appropriate level of government (city, county or state) that could serve as the public payer for the arrangement, (4) outlines plans for a formal evaluation of the intervention to determine whether PFS payments should be made, (5)

indicates the appropriate indicators of intervention success that will trigger the PFS payments, and (6) estimates the magnitude of the monetary payments that would be made if targets for success are reached. Students will work in smaller groups to analyze the feasibility of using PFS for various promising prenatal or early childhood interventions.


Grading:
Contact instructor for details.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69586/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (66961)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Closed (8 of 8 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at hanra003@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
Grading:
Group Project Written and Oral Report (85% Total):
Team Member's Assessment of Individual Participation (15%):
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66961/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (66965)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 IS required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dmilz+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop in Urban and Regional Planning (PA 8081) is a semester-long, project course that fulfills the capstone project requirement for Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students in the Humphrey School. Students from programs in the Humphrey School that require a capstone project or professional paper are also welcome to enroll. PA 8018 is a hands-on, project-based learning course. Students, working in groups of no more than three, will have the opportunity to complete a research or planning project for a client. Students in this Capstone section are required to complete PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop.

Capstone courses are the final requirement for most students in the Humphrey School. They are intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned within the required and elective courses. In addition to practicing your technical knowledge and skills, capstone projects provide you with the opportunity to learn professional skills like project and client management. Learning through practice requires critical self-reflection and responding to external feedback from clients and partners.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and define a research/planning problem
2. Interpret data and draw conclusions to provide meaningful advice to an external client
3. Select appropriate analytical methods (or design techniques)
4. Identify and gather relevant data/information
5. Execute analyses and produce results
6. Work effectively with your team
7. Work effectively with your client/partner
8. Work effectively with the course instructor
9. Create data visualizations (tables/graphs/images/maps) to support technical analyses
10. Communicate technical information in a clear and effective manner, orally and in writing
11. Prepare and deliver a professional report or technical memo
12. Prepare a short, engaging presentation for your client and others
13. Know and practice the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Grading:
Your grade will be determined by the quality of your final product. I will evaluate individual contributions using peer evaluations and required project log, which requires you to log your time and activities. You will be able to use this information to track your group's work and progress; I will use this database to evaluate your individual participation.

I will be evaluating the quality of your final report by comparing it to high-quality, professional documents. The expectations (outlined below) are based standards that reflect the highest order of professional products. My evaluation will be subjective but not arbitrary. The projects offered in this section are diverse and may lead to different products and conclusions. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to evaluate them on equal, objective terms. Moreover, my evaluation will not be about differences of "taste." Instead, it will reflect my judgment of how well your group has successfully executed its work plan and the quality of the product you intend to deliver to the client. Using the AICP Code of Ethics as our guide, I expect that your reports will not contain any factual inaccuracies or misreport your findings in any way.

You work will be evaluated as either:

A. Exceeding Expectations
The document is "publication ready," requiring little to no additional revisions. It relates to ongoing course discussion, integrates course concepts, contains well-supported arguments, and properly attributes other sources.

B. Meeting Expectations
The document requires additional revisions and minor rewrites (one or two small sections) to be publication ready. It requires moderate proofreading for grammar and spelling. It incorporates course concepts and references class discussions, but may not make or significantly support clear connections to the course material or substantial arguments about the course material.

_______________________________________________________________
Reports below this line will not be forwarded to the client

C. Toward Expectations
The document fulfills the minimum requirements of the assignment. It requires major revisions or rewrites to be publication ready. It may contain major organizational or stylistic shortcomings that prevent the reader from comprehending the author's arguments. It struggles to incorporate class concepts and discussion themes.

D. Not Meeting Expectations
The document must be rewritten entirely. It contains significant stylistic, grammatical, and rhetorical deficiencies. It does not relate to course concepts or discussion themes.

F. Failed to Meet Expectations; Failed to Submit Assignment

I. Incomplete grades must be negotiated well in advance of the final project deadline.
Class Format:
The Capstone Workshop is a problem-based learning experience. In consulting parlance, the instructor will serve as "Project Director" and provide initial client introductions, internal feedback and guidance will mediate internal/external disagreements (if necessary). Class meeting times are for your use. We will decide on an ongoing basis how best to make use of our allotted time together each week.
Workload:
My standard estimate for student workload is based on a ratio of time spent on coursework outside of class and time allotted for class meetings. Multiply the number of credits by the first number in the ratio (below) and add it to the number of credits.

A = 3:1 [(3 x 3) + 3 = 12 total hours per week]
B = 2:1 [(2 x 3) + 3 = 9 total hours per week]
C = 1:1 [(1 x 3) + 3 = 6 total hours per week]

These are estimates and not predictions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66965/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dmilz_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 November 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization (67085)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon 11:15AM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 16 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nmehta+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
The Twin Cities is a growing region facing numerous challenges. As more people move into our central cities, housing prices rise and wages stay stagnant, communities of color are fighting to advance equitable neighborhood revitalization and to ensure their community benefits from new growth and opportunity. In this capstone, students will be working with community based organizations working across a diverse set of issues, from housing and transportation to jobs and the environment. There will be a total of 3-4 projects, each with 4 students assigned to them. The clients are looking for race conscious solutions, that acknowledge how we got to where we are, not simply where we are today. Using the lens of racial, social and economic equity, students will be working with the clients who are working to transform high-poverty communities into high-opportunity communities. Places that provide all the resources people need to thrive, including employment, job training, good schools,safe streets, parks, healthy food retailers, transportation, and affordable high-quality housing.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduating urban planning masters students, public policy students, anybody interested in making neighborhoods more equitable and just.
Grading:
Class participation (10%)
Community Client Group Project (90%)
Class Format:
Class is scheduled on Mondays. We'll meet more regularly the first month of the semester and less often after that. On average we will meet 11:15am to 1:15pm, not the entire 3 hours.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67085/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (67077)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Fri 12:05PM - 02:50PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2017's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad with some support and/or at their own expense. Client projects for Spring 2018 will be selected in September 2017 and assigned to teams of students enrolled in the Fall 2017 PA 5080, Section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2017 and project work will be done between January and May 2018. Only students assigned to teams in the Fall may register for this section. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
Grading:
A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
Workload:
Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67077/1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (66962)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 230
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Completion of prep class in F17 is REQUIRED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2017 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2016 and project work will be done between January and May 2018. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2018 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?grayx260+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Grading:
Team (70%) and Individual (30%) projects.
Class Format:

There will be at least 4 meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

1. Team presentations of projects and project updates

2. Team practice client presentation

3. Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

Workload:
Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66962/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation's Impact on Econ & Community Dev (67084)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Closed (15 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 IS required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:

The topic for the spring 2018 capstone workshop is "Thinking Differently: Integrating Land Use, Technology, and Equity into Transit Planning." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with Metro Transit on three projects to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transit planning and how the region could include equity, land use decisions, and changing technology to drive decision making and/or policy direction. The three client-based projects are:

• Shared Mobility Policy and Planning Issues

• Bus Stops as a Community Asset

• Measuring TOD Districts and Corridors


This workshop is designed to provide a learning opportunity for students to think critically about how transportation projects impact community and economic development and vice versa. It is a structured process for meeting client-based capstone workshop requirements for Humphrey School MURP, MPP and MPA students.

Grading:

Teamwork (15%)

  • Class participation and presentations
  • Weekly team meetings outside of class
  • Team contracts
  • Team member evaluations (10%)

Strategy report (70%)

  • Diagnosis draft (10%)
  • Vision draft (10%)
  • Action plan draft (10%)
  • Final draft (10%)
  • Final report (15%)
  • Team presentations (15%)

Reflective paper (15%)

Exam Format:
No exams
Workload:

Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67084/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 November 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (69606)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Wed 08:15AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 240
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kelle644+PA8081+Spring2018
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Learning Objectives:
1. Articulate a public problem/opportunity statement and develop/manage a scope of work that supports the needs of a public or nonprofit client
2. Prepare and execute a research/project plan to strengthen theoretical and practical grounding in leadership, public policy or program analysis, and reflective problem-solving to inform action on a public problem.
3. Collect and analyze data from a variety of research methods to deepen understanding of social conditions and produce information and evidence-based recommendations that will improve understanding and enable effective public action.
4. Develop ideas and recommendations responsive to the needs expressed by your client and the terms of your agreement.
5. Communicate findings and recommendations - both orally and in writing - with confidence and professionalism to influence decisions and inspire action that advances public objectives and interests.
6. Work effectively with others with diverse experiences and perspectives to forge professional relationships with a governmental or nonprofit client and Capstone teammates.
7. Develop a better understanding or your own learning process through reflection.
Grading:
Individual grades will be based on in-class participation (15%) and the four reflections (20%).
Team grades will be given at mid-term based on the status report (15%) and on the final presentation and report (50%)
Workload:
1. Readings: The readings will be posted to the course Moodle site.

2. Class discussion: Participation in class includes attendance and active engagement with your team and other teams.

3. Team Assignments
a. Memorandum of Agreement in draft and final form between your team and your client
b. Work Plan in draft and final form that describes your plan for meeting the deadlines for completing your work and the unique roles of team members, if any.
c. Mid-term Status Report Presentation (not a prose report)
d. Preliminary Findings and Recommendations for instructor and peer comment
e. Draft Report for instructor and client comment
f. Project Presentation in draft and final form
g. Final Project Report

4. Individual reflections: There will be four short individual reflection papers of 750-1000 words in which I will ask you to comment on the progress of your learning and your work with your team and your client at the contract
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69606/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kelle644_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Fall 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Public Affairs and Policy (33501)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?beckd+PA8081+Fall2017
Class Description:
Capstone is learning in action. It provides students with both a critical learning experience and an opportunity to perform a public service. Students work in teams to address challenges, solve problems and identify opportunities for a client organization. Students will design the approach, conduct the data collection and analysis, and present findings (both orally and in writing) to the client. Capstone builds on students' previous coursework and expertise, while also enhancing student learning on policy and management issues, key process skills and research skills. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning and do so in real time, in an unpredictable and complex real-world environment. Although divided into teams, the class will work as a learning community dedicated to the success of all the projects.
Learning Objectives:
Capstone integrates and enhances learning in several arenas: a content or issue area, process skills including project, client and team management, and research methods for gathering, analyzing and reporting data.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33501/1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 August 2017

Fall 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Occupational Regulation (33502)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 not required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA8081+Fall2017
Class Description:
Occupational regulation has been the subject of a major Obama White House initiative, proposed Congressional legislation, as well as numerous state and local governmental legislative changes. Students will be working with state and national officials examining the influence of occupational regulation on immigrants, ex-offenders, low income individuals in Minnesota and in other states.
Class Format:
Limited to 10 students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33502/1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 April 2017

Fall 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 003: Capstone Workshop -- Policy Analysis and Planning (37329)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
UMTC, West Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Please contact the instructor for a permission number. PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Fall2017
Class Description:
This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
Grading:
Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
Exam Format:
None
Workload:
Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/37329/1179
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2015

Summer 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Leading Organizational and Community Change (87940)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 13 wk
 
05/22/2017 - 08/18/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080, sec 2: Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2017
Class Description:
The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs are focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87940/1175
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Education Policy and Reform (68040)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bloom004+PA8081+Spring2017 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?stone039+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
The purpose of this particular capstone is to explore various challenges associated with education policy and reform initiatives, especially as they relate to primary and/or secondary education. Projects are likely to include those within as well as outside of public education institutions. Students will learn how to analyze this rich and complex policy field, situate reform attempts within a particular local context, and strengthen the initiative's effectiveness.
Grading:
30% Reports/Papers
25% Reflection Papers
20% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation
15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: 15% evaluation of quality of participation on team by other team members.
Class Format:
15% Lecture
25% Discussion
50% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
6 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68040/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_mayes_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 October 2014

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (67800)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at mhanratty@umn.edu for further information. Topic: Evaluating Homelessness Policy. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67800/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (67803)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Thu 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-233
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 NOT required. Topic: Planning and Public Affairs. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
Grading:
Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
Exam Format:
None
Workload:
Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67803/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2015

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization (67804)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 11:15AM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 205
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nmehta+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
Minneapolis and St. Paul and our surrounding suburbs and exurbs are places that, like most in America, reflect a history of policy making that exacerbated rather than ameliorated the challenges faced by poor people of color. Policies which subsidized white flight from certain communities and restricted low-income people and people of color's access to others. Because race played such a distinct role in shaping our neighborhoods and region, it must continue to be a central consideration for our community development efforts. This capstone will be partnering with community-based organizations or city departments rooted in communities of color and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Using the lens of racial, social and economic equity, students will be working with the clients who are working to transform high-poverty communities into high-opportunity communities. pPlaces that provide all the resources people need to thrive, including employment, job training, good schools,safe streets, parks, healthy food retailers, transportation, and affordable high-quality housing.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67804/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2016

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (67805)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Fri 12:20PM - 03:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-122
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Global Public Policy. Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F16 is REQUIRED. 5080 Capstone Preparatory Workshop is not necessary. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2016 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2016 and project work will be done between January and May 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2017 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 zero credit workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
Grading:
A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
Exam Format:
N/A
Class Format:
Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
Workload:
Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67805/1173
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 August 2016

Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (67806)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Global Public Policy. Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F16 is REQUIRED. 5080 Capstone Preparatory Workshop is not necessary. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2016 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2016 and project work will be done between January and May 2017. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2017
Class Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Format:

There will be at least four meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

  • Team presentations of projects and project updates

  • Team practice client presentation

  • Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

  • Workload:
    Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67806/1173
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 November 2015

    Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation's Impact on Econ & Community Dev (67808)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 IS required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2017
    Class Description:

    State and local actions can be decisive in shaping the way an area's economy adjusts to the competitive world economy. This course will present a comprehensive overview of state and local economic and community development as it relates to transportation planning and the processes involved in developing a broadly conceived strategies. The topic for the Spring 2016 capstone workshop will be "Effective Transportation Planning to Enhance Community and Economic Development." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with community clients in the Twin Cities to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transportation and land use. The focus will be on breaking down planning silos and increase opportunities for economic and community development. There are two clients identified for this course: Metro Transit's TOD Office and Ramsey County's Economic Development Department. Descriptions of both projects are below:

    mso-bidi-">Client: Metro Transit TOD Office

    The project will include collection, categorization, and visualization of existing land dedicated to people, buildings, and cars along high frequency transit corridors and within their respective communities. Using this people/buildings/cars metric, students will be asked to create original research on the value of TOD and financial benefits of prioritizing land for people and buildings over cars. Finally, the project will include the opportunity to apply the metric and evaluation standards to one or more economic development centers within Ramsey County. This site analysis will include assessment of the site's potential for growth, change, and TOD through modifications in parking supply and urban design in the area. Students will have the opportunity to define the study area and methodology in partnership with Metro Transit and Ramsey County in the beginning stages of the project.

    mso-bidi-">Client: Ramsey County Community and Economic Development

    The early work of ARC reinforced that the growth and prosperity of the County will come from urban and suburban centers. Substantial investments have been made in urban corridors, such as the Green Line LRT and A-Line BRT. ARC identified centers predominately in suburban Ramsey County. Some are located along major transit corridors, however several of them are not.

    This project sets out to better understand these important locations including the defining characteristics that have made these sites a center for the community. Students are invited to develop future scenarios for these centers and test their performance through existing and/or student-developed metrics. Students will explore implementation of the development alternatives including the actors and the actions (public and private sector) that are needed to achieve optimal outcomes.

    Grading:

    Teamwork (15%)

    • Class participation and presentations
    • Weekly team meetings outside of class
    • Team contracts
    • Team member evaluations (10%)

    Strategy report (70%)

    • Diagnosis draft (10%)
    • Vision draft (10%)
    • Action plan draft (10%)
    • Final draft (10%)
    • Final report (15%)
    • Team presentations (15%)

    Reflective paper (15%)

    Exam Format:
    No exams
    Workload:

    Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67808/1173
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 November 2016

    Spring 2017  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (70592)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?grayx260+PA8081+Spring2017
    Class Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Format:

    There will be at least four meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

  • Team presentations of projects and project updates

  • Team practice client presentation

  • Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

  • Workload:
    Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/70592/1173
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 November 2015

    Fall 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Public Affairs and Policy (31852)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Fall2016
    Class Description:
    This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
    Grading:
    Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
    Exam Format:
    None
    Workload:
    Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31852/1169
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    19 November 2015

    Fall 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Causes & Consequences of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act (31853)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 not required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA8081+Fall2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arolnick+PA8081+Fall2016
    Class Description:
    PA 8081 Origins and Consequences of the Humphrey Hawkins Act
    The Humphrey Hawkins Act mandated that the Federal Reserve/Central Bank use both labor market performance and price stability as policy goals Students will be working with Senior Staff from the Research and the Public Policy departments of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on key regulatory issues facing this major national and regional economic institution, and how the law changed the "Fed," as well as its implications for the economy.
    Class Format:
    Limited to 10 students.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31853/1169
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    10 February 2016

    Summer 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Leading Organizational and Community Change (84462)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Summer Session 13 wk
     
    05/23/2016 - 08/19/2016
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-127
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080, sec 2: Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2016. Instructor permission is required to enroll into this course. Contact instructor for permission number to register. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2015; http://classinfo.umn.edu/?westc002+PA8081+Summer2015
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs is focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client. "Preliminary" Projects for Summer 2015: 1. MN Board on Aging: Establish a framework for public policies related to aging by researching key questions: a. What are the key issues related to aging that may benefit from public intervention? b. What research has been done and what national and state policies exist? What gaps still exist? c. Who are champions on this issue at the University of MN, the state and federal level, and other institutions of higher learning - within MN and nationally? d. What opportunities exist for Minnesota to take the lead on this issue and what role might the University of MN play in this effort? 2. Little Earth Community of United Tribes: Students will conduct research, analysis, and engagement with community residents to recommend Comprehensive Community Initiatives (CCI) that preserve Native American culture and offer hope for the future. 3. City of St Paul: students will engage in a project related to attracting and retaining talented employees, focused on how government agencies should respond to the changing dynamics of the 21st Century workforce within the unique constraints of the public sector. 4. City of Rosemount: students will identify existing homeowners associations and document their infrastructures and responsibilities. They will familiarize themselves with governing laws and regulations regarding HOAs, and research best practices for city government to create good working relationships with HOAs. Students will explore ways of educating stakeholders about the roles and responsibilities of HOAs and recommend strategies for doing so. They will assist the city in designing a better infrastructure for communications among HOAs, government service agencies, and residents.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84462/1165
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 March 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Education Policy and Reform (55841)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bloom004+PA8081+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?stone039+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    The purpose of this particular capstone is to explore various challenges associated with education policy and reform initiatives, especially as they relate to primary and/or secondary education. Projects are likely to include those within as well as outside of public education institutions. Students will learn how to analyze this rich and complex policy field, situate reform attempts within a particular local context, and strengthen the initiative's effectiveness.
    Grading:
    30% Reports/Papers
    25% Reflection Papers
    20% In-class Presentations
    10% Class Participation
    15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: 15% evaluation of quality of participation on team by other team members.
    Class Format:
    15% Lecture
    25% Discussion
    50% Small Group Activities
    10% Student Presentations
    Workload:
    50 Pages Reading Per Week
    25 Pages Writing Per Term
    6 Paper(s)
    1 Presentation(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55841/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_mayes_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 October 2014

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 003: Capstone Workshop -- Participating in Policy and Planning (51067)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Thu 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Students also must register for Capstone Preparation Workshop, PA 5080. Title:Participating in Policy and Planning. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    Project for external client on an issue related to working across boundaries for effective collaboration and/or public engagement on complex policy or planning issues. Specific topics to be agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. Prereq: Grad major from any master's degree program at Humphrey School and instructor consent. Concurrent or prior enrollment in capstone preparation workshop is required. Contact instructor (ksquick@umn.edu) for current list of proposed projects.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51067/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksquick_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 November 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (52664)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at mhanratty@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52664/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 April 2014

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 005: Capstone Workshop -- Future of Election Administration in MN (58585)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    02/05/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    02/19/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    03/04/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    03/25/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    04/08/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    04/22/2016
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    The Future of Election Administration in Minnesota. This capstone will have one project: Assisting Hennepin County with its efforts to improve outreach and service delivery to voters in the County's rapidly-growing Somali community.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58585/1163
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    3 June 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (53356)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Thu 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
    Grading:
    Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
    Exam Format:
    None
    Workload:
    Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53356/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    19 November 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization (67162)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Mon 11:15AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management L-126
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 NOT required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nmehta+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    Minneapolis and St. Paul and our surrounding suburbs and exurbs are places that, like most in America, reflect a history of policy making that exacerbated rather than ameliorated the challenges faced by poor people of color. Policies which subsidized white flight from certain communities and restricted low-income people and people of color's access to others. Because race played such a distinct role in shaping our neighborhoods and region, it must continue to be a central consideration for our community development efforts. This capstone will be partnering with community-based organizations rooted in communities of color and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Using the lens of racial, social and economic equity, students will be working with the clients who are working to transform high-poverty communities into high-opportunity communities?places that provide all the resources people need to thrive, including employment, job training, good schools,?safe streets, parks, healthy food retailers, transportation, and affordable high-quality housing.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67162/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    10 November 2014

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (60257)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Fri 12:20PM - 03:05PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 235
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F15 is REQUIRED. Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is ENCOURAGED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2015 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2015 and project work will be done between January and May 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60257/1163
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (55862)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F15 is REQUIRED. Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is ENCOURAGED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2015 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2015 and project work will be done between January and May 2016. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Format:

    There will be at least four meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

  • Team presentations of projects and project updates

  • Team practice client presentation

  • Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

  • Workload:
    Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55862/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 November 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation's Impact on Econ & Community Dev (68731)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 not required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2016
    Class Description:

    State and local actions can be decisive in shaping the way an area's economy adjusts to the competitive world economy. This course will present a comprehensive overview of state and local economic and community development as it relates to transportation planning and the processes involved in developing a broadly conceived strategies. The topic for the Spring 2016 capstone workshop will be "Effective Transportation Planning to Enhance Community and Economic Development." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with community clients in the Twin Cities to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transportation planning and how it can be better integrated into the comprehensive planning process. The focus will be on breaking down planning silos and increase opportunities for economic and community development. There are five clients identified for this course:

    Grading:

    Teamwork (15%)

    • Class participation and presentations
    • Weekly team meetings outside of class
    • Team contracts
    • Team member evaluations (10%)

    Strategy report (70%)

    • Diagnosis draft (10%)
    • Vision draft (10%)
    • Action plan draft (10%)
    • Final draft (10%)
    • Final report (15%)
    • Team presentations (15%)

    Reflective paper (15%)

    Exam Format:
    No exams
    Workload:

    Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68731/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 November 2015

    Fall 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Political Advocacy in the Public Interest (15552)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-136
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Political Advocacy in the Public Interest. Students must register for Fall 2015 PA 5080, sec 001 (Capstone Preparation Workshop). If you have difficulties registering for PA 5080 or PA 8081 because of a time conflict, please contact Stacey Grimes(grime004@umn.edu) for a course time conflict form. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Fall2015
    Class Description:
    This workshop will have at least three project options for local and regional organizations: 1) Implementing Living Streets for N. St. Paul, 2) Analyzing Housing Equity and Opportunity in the Bottineau Corridor for City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and 3) Building Evidence for Active Travel in the Metropolitan Area for local transportation agencies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/15552/1159
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    1 November 2013

    Summer 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop (84212)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Summer Session 13 wk
     
    05/26/2015 - 08/07/2015
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Students enrolling into this course must have completed PA 5080 - Capstone Preparation Workshop in Spring 2015. Instructor permission is required to enroll into this course. (Class may appear closed. Please contact instructor for permission number if you wish to register.) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA8081+Summer2015; http://classinfo.umn.edu/?westc002+PA8081+Summer2015
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs is focused on the application of public policy to advance the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will work in groups to conduct successful research, analysis and propose recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client. "Preliminary" Projects for Summer 2015: 1. MN Board on Aging: Establish a framework for public policies related to aging by researching key questions: a. What are the key issues related to aging that may benefit from public intervention? b. What research has been done and what national and state policies exist? What gaps still exist? c. Who are champions on this issue at the University of MN, the state and federal level, and other institutions of higher learning - within MN and nationally? d. What opportunities exist for Minnesota to take the lead on this issue and what role might the University of MN play in this effort? 2. Little Earth Community of United Tribes: Students will conduct research, analysis, and engagement with community residents to recommend Comprehensive Community Initiatives (CCI) that preserve Native American culture and offer hope for the future. 3. City of St Paul: students will engage in a project related to attracting and retaining talented employees, focused on how government agencies should respond to the changing dynamics of the 21st Century workforce within the unique constraints of the public sector. 4. City of Rosemount: students will identify existing homeowners associations and document their infrastructures and responsibilities. They will familiarize themselves with governing laws and regulations regarding HOAs, and research best practices for city government to create good working relationships with HOAs. Students will explore ways of educating stakeholders about the roles and responsibilities of HOAs and recommend strategies for doing so. They will assist the city in designing a better infrastructure for communications among HOAs, government service agencies, and residents.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/84212/1155
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 March 2015

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Education Policy and Reform (56626)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Mon 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Education Policy and Reform. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    The purpose of this particular capstone is to explore various challenges associated with education policy and reform initiatives, especially as they relate to primary and/or secondary education. Projects are likely to include those within as well as outside of public education institutions. Students will learn how to analyze this rich and complex policy field, situate reform attempts within a particular local context, and strengthen the initiative's effectiveness.
    Grading:
    30% Reports/Papers
    25% Reflection Papers
    20% In-class Presentations
    10% Class Participation
    15% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: 15% evaluation of quality of participation on team by other team members.
    Class Format:
    15% Lecture
    25% Discussion
    50% Small Group Activities
    10% Student Presentations
    Workload:
    50 Pages Reading Per Week
    25 Pages Writing Per Term
    6 Paper(s)
    1 Presentation(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56626/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_mayes_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 October 2014

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization (58621)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Mon 11:15AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. "Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization."
    Class Description:
    Minneapolis and St. Paul and our surrounding suburbs and exurbs are places that, like most in America, reflect a history of policy making that exacerbated rather than ameliorated the challenges faced by poor people of color. Policies which subsidized white flight from certain communities and restricted low-income people and people of color's access to others. Because race played such a distinct role in shaping our neighborhoods and region, it must continue to be a central consideration for our community development efforts. This capstone will be partnering with community-based organizations rooted in communities of color and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Using the lens of racial, social and economic equity, students will be working with the clients who are working to transform high-poverty communities into high-opportunity communities?places that provide all the resources people need to thrive, including employment, job training, good schools,?safe streets, parks, healthy food retailers, transportation, and affordable high-quality housing.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58621/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/nmehta_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    10 November 2014

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (52989)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at mhanratty@umn.edu for further information. Evaluating Homelessness Policy.
    Class Description:
    This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52989/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 April 2014

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 005: Capstone Workshop -- Future of Election Administration in Minnesota (60111)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/23/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    02/06/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    02/20/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    03/06/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    03/27/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    04/10/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    04/24/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
     
    05/08/2015
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 will NOT be required. "The Future of Election Administration in Minnesota." This capstone will have two projects: 1) assisting the Secretary of State with analysis and drafting of the required report to the legislature on electronic pollbooks and 2) assisting Hennepin County with its efforts to improve outreach and service delivery to voters in the County's rapidly-growing Somali community.
    Class Description:
    The Future of Election Administration in Minnesota. This capstone will have two projects: 1) assisting the Secretary of State with analysis and drafting of the required report to the legislature on electronic pollbooks and 2) assisting Hennepin County with its efforts to improve outreach and service delivery to voters in the County's rapidly-growing Somali community.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60111/1153
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 October 2014

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Local Public/Private Partnerships (53794)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Local Public/Private Partnerships. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Local Government Public/Private Partnerships is focused on the application of public policy to advance the public interest and the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for public/nonprofit and private clients. Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public/nonprofit-private clients to conduct an intensive analytic project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a real product for a real client. Each team will work with their client to define the question(s), create a viable and systematic research process to explore it, and create products to help them move the issue forward. In class sessions, we will grapple with applying conceptual knowledge to the group project. We also will attend to the opportunities and challenges involved in working with a peer-group to create a research-based professional product. Finally, we will be working under the time constraints imposed by the semester structure. As such, the course will function as a learning laboratory and you will be pushed to experiment rigorously so that you experience, first hand, how to carry out reflective, professional practice. We will use group discussions, a peer workshop process, written reflection questionnaires, and coaching sessions with the professors to support such rigorous practice. Throughout, the professors will play a supportive role as a coach, co-learner, and, when necessary, the senior partner of your consulting teams.
    Grading:
    40% Reports/Papers
    10% Reflection Papers
    20% Class Participation
    30% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: Peer Evaluation
    Class Format:
    10% Lecture
    40% Discussion
    40% Student Presentations
    10% Guest Speakers
    Workload:
    25 Pages Reading Per Week
    60-70 Pages Writing Per Term
    2 Paper(s)
    2 Presentation(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53794/1153
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 January 2015

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Economic and Community Development (53958)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Economic and Community Development. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Teams are typically made up of three to five students, depending on the workshop class size.
    Class Description:
    The topic for the Spring 2015 capstone workshop will be ?Economic and Community Development: The Intersection of Transit and Land Use.? The four projects are: 1. Hennepin County Community Works: Metro Transit is planning on opening the C Line BRT line at the end of 2016. This $30 million transit investment will provide faster bus service from Brooklyn Center, down Penn Avenue, and into Downtown, via Olsen Highway. The Hennepin County Penn Avenue Community Works project is exploring opportunities to leverage this investment both within and outside the roadway. The capstone project will focus on learning about how similar Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (ABRT) projects have catalyzed development and impacted the market. The information gathered should be the baseline information for the capstone team to make recommendations for strategic investments and be better prepared for the future implementation of the C Line BRT in North Minneapolis. 2. Metro Transit TOD Office: The Metro Transit TOD Office was created in 2014 to lead the implementation of TOD on behalf of the Metropolitan Council. The TOD Office is currently conducting an analysis of Metropolitan Council-owned land to identify potential TOD sites, and needs assistance with identifying other development opportunity sites in station areas. This work could include mapping land owned by other public agencies, identifying excess right-of-way, reviewing existing planning documents, and interviewing public agency staff. Based on this information the capstone group will make recommendations for long term investment around key opportunity sites. 3. Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development Department: In 2015 Metro Transit will be opening the region's first Arterial BRT line, the A Line, along Snelling Avenue / Ford Parkway in Saint Paul. Snelling Avenue is a mixed-use corridor, with a variety of building forms including a number of auto-oriented buildings and surface parking lots. The City of Saint Paul is currently conducting a zoning study including the blocks fronting Snelling Avenue in the northern half of the corridor, and is looking for a student group to complete a similar study of Snelling Avenue south of I-94 in advance of the opening of the A Line. The study will consider whether different zoning classifications would better facilitate development that is more transit-supportive than the current zoning, and whether non-conforming uses would be created through property rezoning. There will be a significant public outreach component to this work, including working with the three District Councils and other community stakeholders along the corridor. 4. Minneapolis: The project details are still to be determined. The project will focus on one of the many transit projects happening in the city (streetcar, LRT, and/or Arterial BRT).
    Grading:
    55% Reports/Papers
    15% Reflection Papers
    15% In-class Presentations
    5% Class Participation
    10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: Draft and final capstone reports and oral presentation are team grades (75%). Student evaulations of the performance of each member of their team accounts for 10% of the grade.
    Exam Format:
    No exams
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53958/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 November 2014

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- GPP: For/sec pol/human rts & humanitarianism (68044)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Topic: Foreign/security policy, human rights/humanitarianism. Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F14 is REQUIRED. Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is ENCOURAGED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2014 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2014 and project work will be done between January and May 2015.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68044/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy: Int'l development policy (56653)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Global Public Policy: Int'l development policy. Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F14 is REQUIRED. Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is ENCOURAGED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2014 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2014 and project work will be done between January and May 2015.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56653/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 010: Capstone Workshop -- Early Childhood Educ and Development (58053)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    UMTC, West Bank
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Topic: Early Childhood. Schedule will be determined in consultation between students and instructors. Permission numbers are required and may be obtained from the instructors.
    Class Description:
    The project topic will be measuring parent engagement and retention in early childhood development programs; a case study of the White Earth Reservation. Sub topics will include: ? Parent involvement ? Empowerment ? Holistic approach (Geoffrey Canada) ? How do we define ?most vulnerable population? ? How do we access ?highest return children? ? How do we incentivize initial participation AND retention of ?highest return children? ? How successful is WER at signing up prenatal mothers?
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58053/1153
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 October 2013

    Spring 2015  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Energy and Environment (60112)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    PA 8082 Section 002
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Mon 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 140
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Energy and Environment. PA 5080 is required.
    Class Description:
    Solar Energy For the Future! Clients: Center for Energy and the Environment, Fresh Energy, and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Be part of Minnesota's energy future! The costs of solar electricity have decreased rapidly, but Minnesota has lagged behind other states in developing solar energy. This is about to change. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed the Minnesota Solar Jobs Act which is projected to increase installed solar in Minnesota thirtyfold http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/05/24/minnesotas-new-solar-law-looking-beyond-percentages/. This legislation is the first in the country to place a value on solar energy and other states are watching how we implement the policy. However, passing the legislation is just the first step. Tricky questions of how to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects into the grid, compensate owners and provide reliability services will affect the value of solar energy and its integration into the electricity system. This will change the business model and provide new opportunities for clean energy in the state. Capstone members will work with the clients in learning about how electricity rate designs are calculated and how they affect the material interests of different stakeholders. Members will define and evaluate the impacts of different rate structures on solar PV in Minnesota and their affects on different stakeholder classes. This issue is particularly timely as the state and legislature work to create and evaluate solar energy in Minnesota. Additionally Capstone members will gain practical skills in energy project evaluation and the importance of rate design.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60112/1153
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 April 2014

    Fall 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Political Advocacy in the Public Interest (15882)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Political Advocacy in the Public Interest. Students must register for Fall 2014 PA 5080, sec 001 (Capstone Preparation Workshop).
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/15882/1149
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kelle644_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)

    Fall 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Occ Reg & Geographic Movement of Workers (23961)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    (Final title to be available by end of March.) PA 5033 or equivalent is recommended. PA 5080 is not required. Client will be the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23961/1149

    Summer 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop (85777)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Summer Session 13 wk
     
    06/03/2014 - 08/12/2014
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent registration into 5080 required. Class will also meet on several Thursdays. (Dates to be determined.)
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs is focused on the application of public policy to advance the public interest and the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will have the opportunity to learn from numerous guest speakers, all experienced professionals in disciplines necessary to conduct successful research, analysis and recommendations. Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a final presentation and product for their community client. "Preliminary" Projects for Summer 2014: 1. Hennepin County Bar Association: Analyze the diversity of practicing law professionals in Hennepin County and offer recommendations for expanded diversity. 2. Minnesota Firefighter's Association: Analyze the underlying contributors to challenges related to recruitment and retention of volunteer/paid on-call firefighters and offer recommendations to improve recruitment and retention. 3. Little Earth of United Tribes: Analyze the effects of public policies and programs in creating disincentives for Little Earth residents to seek jobs or education, and make recommendations to minimize these disincentives. 4. Minnesota Department of Human Services: Assess the effects of workforce project pilot studies in selected suburban and outstate counties, and make recommendations. 5. Ramsey County: Conduct a comprehensive literature review of practices and programs across the country and make recommendations for policy/program development in the area of youth services.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/85777/1145
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 May 2014

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Managing Collaborations (61947)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Mon 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    The purpose of this particular capstone is to understand the leadership and management challenges inherent in operating within partnerships or collaborations where parties come together to solve complex social problems, resolve conflicts, or create something new of public or social value. Learning takes place on many levels, including through the interactions of understanding theory, applying theory to real experience, working in teams and working with a community partner. Examples from previous years: Hennepin County, ?Heading Home Hennepin? homeless initiative: conducted stakeholder assessment of Curry Avenue partnership; MEDA: evaluated potential for national collaboration of economic development organizations committed to entrepreneurship in communities of color; tpt: evaluated impact of its sponsored collaboration to produce show on homeless youth; City of St. Paul: evaluated feasibility of expanding youth service circulators and collaborations to other city neighborhoods; MN Dept. of Human Services: assessed the children's mental health collaborations and parental involvement. Neighborhood Learning Community, West Side St. Paul: conducted a network diagnosis of the NLC to pinpoint unique strengths of its model and identify ways to improve the impact of its work.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/61947/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 January 2014

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Making Sustainable Transportation Work (64263)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Fri 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. This workshop will have at least three project options for local and regional organizations: a) Implementing Living Streets for N. St. Paul, b) Analyzing Housing Equity and Opportunity in the Bottineau Corridor for City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and c) Building Evidence for Active Travel in the Metropolitan Area for local transportation agencies.
    Class Description:
    This workshop will have at least three project options for local and regional organizations: 1) Implementing Living Streets for N. St. Paul, 2) Analyzing Housing Equity and Opportunity in the Bottineau Corridor for City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and 3) Building Evidence for Active Travel in the Metropolitan Area for local transportation agencies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64263/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    1 November 2013

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 003: Capstone Workshop -- Policy and Planning (56106)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Sat 09:00AM - 12:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Students also must register for Capstone Preparation Workshop, PA 5080. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only. The Capstone in Public Affairs (PA 8081) will fulfill the professional paper or capstone requirements for the Humphrey School's MPP, MPA, or MURP degree programs. Topics include community based research in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, non-motorized transportation in the Twin Cities region, and other topics with local public or nonprofit partners. Students interested in project options should contact the instructors.
    Class Description:
    This workshop will have at least three project options for local and regional organizations: 1) Implementing Living Streets for N. St. Paul, 2) Analyzing Housing Equity and Opportunity in the Bottineau Corridor for City of Lakes Community Land Trust, and 3) Building Evidence for Active Travel in the Metropolitan Area for local transportation agencies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56106/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    1 November 2013

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Eval Policies/Practices for Homeless: Hennepin Cty (57999)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at mhanratty@umn.edu for further information.
    Class Description:
    This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57999/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 April 2014

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 005: Capstone Workshop -- Military and Overseas Voting in Minnesota (67059)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/24/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    02/07/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    02/21/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    03/07/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    03/28/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    04/11/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    04/25/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
     
    05/09/2014
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 will NOT be required for PA 8081, section 5: Military/Overseas Voting in MN.
    Class Description:
    Pursuant to the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), election offices across the nation are required to track and report data on voting by military and overseas voters in their communities. Unfortunately, the quality of this data is uneven due to widely varying systems at the state and local levels for managing election data ? meaning that potential opportunities to improve the experience for UOCAVA voters can be lost. In this capstone, students will participate in a project for the Pentagon's Federal Voting Assistance Program aimed at identifying what works and what doesn't in UOCAVA tracking nationally. Specifically, students will interview state and local election professionals in Minnesota to learn about procedures and technologies used for UOCAVA tracking. These observations will be included in a larger report designed to identify best practices that can be shared across jurisdictions nationally.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67059/1143
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 October 2013

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- UROC (58864)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Local Public/Private Partnerships. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. Class will meet at the client's location.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58864/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Economic and Community Development (59034)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Economic and Community Development. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Teams are typically made up of three to five students, depending on the workshop class size.
    Class Description:
    The topic for the Spring 2014 PA 8081(7) economic and community development capstone workshop will be "Business Improvement Districts as an Economic and Community Development Strategy." Lyssa Leitner, a Humphrey grad who works for Washington County, will be my co-instructor again this year. Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with community clients considering a business improvement district (BID) as an approach to improve business areas and increase opportunities for economic and community development. A business improvement district (BID) is an area within which businesses pay an additional tax (or levy) in order to fund projects within the district's boundaries. The BID is often funded primarily through the levy but can also draw on other public and private funding streams. BIDs provide services, such as cleaning streets, providing security, making capital improvements, construction of pedestrian and streetscape enhancements, and marketing the area. The services provided by BIDs are supplemental to those already provided by the municipality. Three client projects have been identified for this capstone: 1) The City of North St. Paul, 2) Midway industrial district in St. Paul, 3) the Little Mekong Business and Culture District on University Avenue in St. Paul. Depending on the number of students enrolling in the course, additional client projects may be added for Stillwater, Lowertown in downtown St. Paul, and/or Selby Ave. in St. Paul. Student teams of 3 to 5 students will prepare a strategy report which consists of three parts: 1) a diagnosis of opportunities and risks, 2) a vision for the future, and 3) an action plan in accord with that vision.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59034/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    24 January 2014

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Foreign/security policy, human rights/humanitarian (69098)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 255
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Instructor: Mary Curtin. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required. Instructor permission is required. Please contact Mary Curtin (mtcurtin@umn.edu) for permission number. Fall 2013 PA 5990 with Sherry Gray NOT required for this global policy section of PA 8081.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69098/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- International development policy (61977)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:10PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' in F13 is REQUIRED unless instructor permission. Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is ENCOURAGED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2013 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2013 and project work will be done between January and May 2014.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/61977/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 010: Capstone Workshop -- White Earth (63558)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NORMREQD
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Client: White Earth. Schedule will be determined in consultation between students and instructors. Permission numbers are required and may be obtained from the instructors.
    Class Description:
    The project topic will be measuring parent engagement and retention in early childhood development programs; a case study of the White Earth Reservation. Sub topics will include: ? Parent involvement ? Empowerment ? Holistic approach (Geoffrey Canada) ? How do we define ?most vulnerable population? ? How do we access ?highest return children? ? How do we incentivize initial participation AND retention of ?highest return children? ? How successful is WER at signing up prenatal mothers?
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/63558/1143
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 October 2013

    Spring 2014  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Energy and Environment (67060)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    PA 8082 Section 004
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Mon 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 225
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Energy and Environment. PA 5080 is required.
    Class Description:
    Solar Energy For the Future! Clients: Center for Energy and the Environment, Fresh Energy, and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Be part of Minnesota's energy future! The costs of solar electricity have decreased rapidly, but Minnesota has lagged behind other states in developing solar energy. This is about to change. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed the Minnesota Solar Jobs Act which is projected to increase installed solar in Minnesota thirtyfold http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/05/24/minnesotas-new-solar-law-looking-beyond-percentages/. This legislation is the first in the country to place a value on solar energy and other states are watching how we implement the policy. However, passing the legislation is just the first step. Tricky questions of how to integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects into the grid, compensate owners and provide reliability services will affect the value of solar energy and its integration into the electricity system. This will change the business model and provide new opportunities for clean energy in the state. Capstone members will work with the clients in learning about how electricity rate designs are calculated and how they affect the material interests of different stakeholders. Members will define and evaluate the impacts of different rate structures on solar PV in Minnesota and their affects on different stakeholder classes. This issue is particularly timely as the state and legislature work to create and evaluate solar energy in Minnesota. Additionally Capstone members will gain practical skills in energy project evaluation and the importance of rate design.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67060/1143
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 April 2014

    Fall 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Political Advocacy in the Public Interest (21775)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Students must register for Fall 2013 PA 5080, sec 001 (Capstone Preparation Workshop).
    Class Description:
    Clients will be from a variety of nonprofit and public sector entities.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/21775/1139
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    5 September 2013

    Fall 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Immigration and Occupational Regulation (30822)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    PA 5033 or equivalent is recommended. PA 5080 is not required. Client will be the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/30822/1139

    Summer 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop (86370)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Summer Session 13 wk
     
    05/28/2013 - 08/09/2013
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    06/13/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    06/27/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    07/11/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    07/25/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent registration into 5080 required.
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Public Affairs is focused on the application of public policy to advance the public interest and the common good. The course is designed to prepare public affairs leaders with skills and knowledge to conduct policy and/or programmatic research and analysis for a public or nonprofit client. Students will have the opportunity to learn from numerous guest speakers, all experienced professionals in disciplines necessary to conduct successful research, analysis and recommendations. Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Student consultant-teams will forge meaningful working professional relationships with public or nonprofit clients to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. The class culminates with student groups creating a real product for a real client.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/86370/1135
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/beckd_PA8081_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    10 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Managing Collaborations (57636)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Mon 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Explores challenges of designing and sustaining effective collaborations and partnerships through client-driven projects and in-class exploration of theory and concepts. Potential clients for Spring, 2013, include a collaboration focused on homelessness, a food access/security coalition and a local arts collaboration. Class meets formally during the Mon time slot with Wed time slot reserved for teams to use if they choose. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    The purpose of this course is to understand the leadership and management challenges inherent in collaborations and partnerships where parties come together to solve complex social problems, resolve conflicts, or create something new of public or social value. The course examines current theory and research on effective collaborations while the students are consulting with local collaborations that have asked for help in assessing aspects of their partnership that are particularly challenging.
    Grading:
    65% Special Projects
    25% Written Homework
    10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Most of grade is on products to clients. Written homework includes 5 short, individual reflection papers.
    Class Format:
    25% Lecture
    25% Discussion
    50% Small Group Activities Project-based in small teams of students with external client
    Workload:
    50 Pages Reading Per Week
    50 Pages Writing Per Term
    6 Paper(s)
    1 Presentation(s)
    Other Workload: Oral presentation and written report to client are final products and focus.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57636/1133
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bloom004_stone039_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 002: Capstone Workshop -- Sustainability Planning (60602)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Mon 11:15AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Sustainability Planning. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    For the spring 2013 semester, we will focus on the three projects listed below: 1) Sustainability Indicators for Hawthorne Eco-Village (client: Project for Pride in Living). Students will develop and analyze metrics for assessing sustainability goals related to energy, water, health, and biodiversity for the Hawthorne Eco-Village. The Hawthorne Eco-Village is located in North Minneapolis and is a redeveloped neighborhood that includes a diversity of housing, and a strong focus on community health, environmental protection/restoration, and social interaction. 2) Climate Change Adaptation Study (client: City of Minneapolis). As a follow up to the City of Minneapolis' Climate Action Plan, students will work on a second phase of planning for climate change adaptation. Students will draw on data and research related to likely impacts of climate change on the City of Minneapolis. Students will conduct a preliminary analysis of potential impacts relative to extreme heat, urban forestry, energy infrastructure, water supply/quality, and stormwater. In addition, students will gather information from City staff related to potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. 3) Framework for Sustainable Food Production and Distribution (client: UMN Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute). Students will identify and explore factors that contribute to a sustainable urban food production and distribution system, such as soil productivity/contamination, transportation modes/routes, equitable healthy food access, access to processing facilities, and land availability. The intent is to develop a framework of critical factors that can be assessed to make optimal decisions about the location of food production and processing in urban areas. Minnesota Brownfields and the City of Minneapolis will also be involved in the project. In addition to work on these projects, I require some readings throughout the semester to facilitate class discussions and ensure a basic level of knowledge in sustainability. In addition, periodic written reflections are required. Several guest speakers will be invited to the class to highlight various aspects of sustainability practice in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Students will be assigned to one of the projects above based on their preferences, with the intent to assign students to either their first or second choice project.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60602/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 003: Capstone Workshop -- Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning (51277)

    Instructor(s)
    Stephen Peacock
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Tue 05:30PM - 08:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning. Prereq: PA 5990: Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning in Fall 2012. Students do not need to register for Capstone Preparation Workshop. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only. Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning (PA 5990 / PA 8081) is a two-semester course that will fulfill the professional paper or capstone requirements for the Humphrey Institute's MPP, MPA, or MURP degree programs. PA 5990 is the first course in the sequence (Fall 2012). Completion of PA 5990 generally will be considered a prerequisite for enrollment in PA 8081 in the Spring 2013 semester.
    Class Description:
    Prereq: PA 5990: Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning in Fall 2011. Students do not need to register for Capstone Preparation Workshop. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only. Engaging the Public in Policy and Planning (PA 5990 / PA 8081) is a two-semester course that will fulfill the professional paper or capstone requirements for the Humphrey Institute's MPP, MPA, or MURP degree programs. PA 5990 is the first course in the sequence (Fall 2011). Completion of PA 5990 generally will be considered a prerequisite for enrollment in PA 8081 in the Spring 2012 semester.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51277/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 March 2012

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Eval Policies/Practices for Homeless: Hennepin Cty (53244)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Evaluating Policies and Practices for Homeless Families, Individuals, and Youth in Hennepin County. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at mhanratty@umn.edu for further information.
    Class Description:
    This capstone will partner with Heading Home Hennepin and the Family Services Network to assess the reasons for the growth in families in homeless shelters over the recession. One part of the project will draw on Hennepin County service data to assess whether the characteristics of new entrants into the shelter system differ from the period 2007-2010 from those in the period 2004-2007. A second component will interview young families, who are a large part of the new entrant population, to assess how well their service needs are being met.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53244/1133
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Local Public/Private Partnerships (54186)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Local Public/Private Partnerships. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    The Capstone Workshop Projects in Local Government Public/Private Partnerships is focused on the application of public policy to advance the public interest and the common good. The course is designed to prepare public leaders with skills and knowledge to plan, develop, implement and evaluate effective public-private-partnerships and relationships between governments, nonprofits, the philanthropic sector, and private sector. Students will have the opportunity to learn from numerous guest speakers, all experienced professionals in disciplines necessary to conduct successful public-private-partnerships. Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for policy or institutional change which must flow from an inter-disciplinary understanding of issues on which the workshop is focused. Students through their teams will work in governmental entities and forge meaningful working professional relationships to conduct an intensive analytical project. Students will work in groups to put into practice the theory and skills they have gained by applying some or all of the following: stakeholder analyses, program evaluation, political feasibility, policy entrepreneurship and advocacy, negotiation, finance, and the policy change cycle. Student groups will create a real product for a real client. Each team will work with their client to define the question(s), create a viable and systematic research process to explore it, and create products to help them move the issue forward. In class sessions, we will grapple with applying conceptual knowledge to the group project. We also will attend to the opportunities and challenges involved in working with a peer-group to create a research-based professional product. Finally, we will be working under the time constraints imposed by the semester structure. As such, the course will function as a learning laboratory and you will be pushed to experiment rigorously so that you experience, first hand, how to carry out reflective, professional practice. We will use group discussions, a peer workshop process, written study questionnaires, and coaching sessions with the professor to support such rigorous practice. Throughout, the professor will play a supportive role as a coach, co-learner, and, when necessary, the senior partner of your consulting teams. This course is designed to delve into this definition and stated purpose related to public- private partnerships.
    Grading:
    30% Reports/Papers
    10% Attendance
    20% Reflection Papers
    10% In-class Presentations
    30% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: See attached syllabus
    Class Format:
    30% Lecture
    30% Discussion
    40% Guest Speakers See attached schedule
    Workload:
    VARIES Pages Reading Per Week
    1 Presentation(s)
    1 Special Project(s)
    4 Homework Assignment(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54186/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 007: Capstone Workshop -- Economic & Community Development (54376)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Economic and Community Development. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Teams are typically made up of three to five students, depending on the workshop class size.
    Class Description:
    State and local actions can be decisive in shaping the way an area's economy adjusts to the competitive world economy. This course will present a comprehensive overview of state and local economic and community development and the processes involved in developing a broadly conceived development strategy. The course will also explore new institutional structures and processes required to deal with economic change, new political realities, and evolving knowledge. The topic for the Spring 2013 capstone workshop will be ?Station Area Development and Community Connections along the Gateway Corridor.? Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with community clients in the proposed Gateway Corridor along I-94 from St. Paul east to the Wisconsin border. A recent Star Tribune article discussed the proposed transit corridor -- "East metro panel backs bus rapid transit plan" . Lyssa Leitner, a Humphrey grad who now works with Washington County on the Gateway Corridor project, will be coordinating the client projects and will be a resource for the capstone student teams. Four client projects have been identified for this capstone: 1) St. Paul, Mound Blvd Station, 2) Maplewood/3M Station, 3) Oakdale/Oaks Station, and 4) Corridor-wide pedestrian/bike/transit connections. A fifth project may be added depending on the number of students. Student teams of 3 to 5 students will prepare a strategy report which consists of three parts: 1) a diagnosis of opportunities and risks, 2) a vision for the future, and 3) an action plan in accord with that vision.
    Grading:
    55% Reports/Papers
    15% Reflection Papers
    15% In-class Presentations
    5% Class Participation
    10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: Team member evaluations of each other count for 10% of the grade. See syllabus for more detail on grading.
    Exam Format:
    No exam.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54376/1133
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Non-Motorized Transportation (55647)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/26/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/02/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/16/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    03/02/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/30/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/13/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/27/2013
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Non-motorized Transportation. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop is required.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55647/1133
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Capstone in Global Public Policy (57669)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Meets With:
    MDP 5200 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:10PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Global Public Policy. Completion of PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' and Capstone Preparation Workshop 5080 is REQUIRED. Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2012 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2012 and project work will be done between January and May 2013.
    Class Description:
    This capstone is designed for students in the global policy area and economic and community development (international) and any other MPP and MPA concentrations at the Humphrey School with an interest in working on projects that have an international or global perspective, realized through the work of the client organization. This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects organized in coordination with the faculty advisor in fall 2012 and continued into the spring 2013 term (a year long capstone, 3 credits plus 1 credit capstone preparation workshop). This capstone may allow or require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Depending upon project structure, students may begin preliminary capstone work for the client in latter half of 2012. Clients and project teams will be developed before registration for this course. A capstone course is a culminating experience - a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core, concentration, and elective courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession. At the Humphrey School, capstones have been designed to give students exposure to the policy process through projects and other assignments with emphases on integrating aspects of research or analysis, policy-making, management, science and technology. Students learn by practicing skills learned in this and other courses, through feedback from clients or partners, and from reflection on their experiences. This course is designed to help students learn in five domains of professional work: Empirical, methodological, theoretical, interpersonal, and ethical. You will gain empirical knowledge and perhaps new facts about the challenges of international and/or institutional development. You will practice different methodologies to produce policy relevant information. The GPA capstone workshop mostly will be self-taught in that students will learn by listening, doing (action), practice and reflection. The professor will provide guidance and serve as an advisor or coach. The client also will provide useful feedback and constructive criticism. Students will be provided some reading materials that may help them with certain tasks. As a team we will review and critique written work and practice presentations. In addition to scheduled class sessions, students will meet independently in teams to discuss work assignments and to collaborate on tasks.
    Grading:
    70% Special Projects
    10% Attendance
    10% Reflection Papers
    10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: See draft syllabus.
    Exam Format:
    No exams.
    Class Format:
    10% Discussion
    10% Student Presentations
    10% Guest Speakers
    70% Service Learning Students will be working in teams of 3 to 5 persons on projects negotiated with client agencies. Teams will allocate time based upon project needs.
    Workload:
    Other Workload: Successful teams begin their capstone work in the fall 2012 so that they finish the work by early May 2013.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57669/1133
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 010: Capstone Workshop -- Land Use and Transportation Planning (59651)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Wed 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Land Use and Transportation Planning. Concurrent enrollment in Capstone Preparation Workshop (PA 5080) is required.
    Class Description:
    Class mets Wednesdays, 1:00-3:45 pm This capstone workshop will work with the City of Minnetonka, a fully-developed suburb in the west metro, to develop local approaches to integrating land use and transportation. The focus of the projects will be on policy and implementation strategies (e.g., zoning, development standards, street-design standards, city redevelopment policy). Students will work in teams of 4-6, and will choose between two projects (additional projects with Minnetonka or another community may be added depending on final course enrollment): (1) Transportation demand management: In the past, Minnetonka has required larger developments to create a transportation demand management (TDM) plan to decrease peak-hour demand on the road network. TDM plans are currently required in the I-394 corridor, but are not required by ordinance in other areas of the city. This project would evaluate the city's existing TDM ordinance requirements; review TDM ordinances, strategies, and best practices in comparable communities nationwide; establish a TDM policy for roadways throughout the city of Minnetonka; and suggest strategies or approaches for evaluating the success of existing and future TDM plans in reducing peak-hour demand. (2) Transit-oriented development: Minnetonka is beginning station-area planning efforts for two proposed stations along the Southwest Light-Rail Transit Line (the Shady Oak and Opus Stations), as well as a sector study of transit service in the community. The city is interested in developing transit?oriented zoning district models for the major station areas and future transit hubs. Students will research case studies of TOD districts in similar cities; recommend model districts for station areas and transit hubs in Minnetonka, including appropriate transportation connections, land-use mixes, and parking requirements; and recommend guidelines for the city's role in future redevelopment projects in these locations. This capstone workshop is supported by the Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu), a new initiative at the University of Minnesota to build community-university partnerships by matching graduate-level courses with the project needs of local Minnesota communities to advance their sustainability efforts.
    Grading:
    85% Reports/Papers
    10% In-class Presentations
    5% Class Participation
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59651/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Northside Achievement Zone Capstone (68430)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    UMTC, West Bank
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Permission numbers are required and may be obtained from the instructor.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68430/1133

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Advising State Dept & UN on Business&Human Rights (69061)

    Instructor(s)
    Kathleen Motzenbecker
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Summary: In this capstone, students would work prepare and present a report to the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the U.S. Government's principal bureau for the promotion of international human rights. In particular, the Capstone team would assess and make recommendations surrounding implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The report would also be made available to officials at the United Nations. Kathleen Motzenbecker (kathmotz@gmail.com) and Dean Schwartz will oversee this capstone. See Course Guide for more information about the course.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69061/1133

    Spring 2013  |  PA 8081 Section 013: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluation of AALF's Poverty Reduction Strategies (69102)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Workshop
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Sat 12:00PM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-127
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term.
    Class Notes:
    Registration is by permission number only. Please contact the instructor. "AALF and Poverty Reduction."
    Class Description:
    This course is designed to develop and apply the policy analytic tools and skills needed to produce and deliver a high-quality evaluation/assessment product to a valued client. The substantive focus will be on policy issues related to racial/ethnic economic inequality.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69102/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 December 2010

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