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

Class Component:
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
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.
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.
Past Syllabi: (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 April 2017

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