12 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2018  |  CHEM 8081 Section 001: M.S. Plan B Project I (55424)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-4 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (1 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Satisfies project requirement for Plan B master's degree. May appear on M.S. degree program, but does not count toward 14-credit minimum in major field. Topic arranged by student adviser; written report required. 8081 required; 8082 optional. prereq: grad chem major
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55424/1183

Spring 2018  |  CHPH 8081 Section 001: M.S. Plan B Project I (56913)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 50 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topic arranged by student adviser. Written report required. prereq: Grad chem phys major
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56913/1183

Spring 2018  |  DENT 8081 Section 001: Clinical Topics in TMD (70127)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (11 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Structured as a combination of 2-hour lectures and seminars meeting once a week. The overall objectives are to present essential concepts necessary to the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), as well as background on how TMD can affect patient care for the orthodontist. It should be noted the course is not designed to meet the needs of a person providing specialty care for TMD and orofacial pain. The students will learn evidence-based approaches to diagnose and provide and predictable and efficient treatment for patients with mild TMD conditions. Critical review of classic and current TMD and orthodontic literature is an important component of this course. Hands-on clinical experience will consist of two clinical sessions.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/70127/1183

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

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