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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

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