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Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Social 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
Blegen Hall 130
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 of 18 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
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (22 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:
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 (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:
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 (8 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 (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 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:
Closed (16 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:
The Capstone in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (PA 8081) is a one- semester course that fulfills the professional paper or capstone requirements for the Humphrey School MS-STEP degree program. Students in other degree programs may enroll in the STEP Capstone if they have professional interests in related topics. With the exception of discussions and limited readings during the semester, PA 8081 is project based. Your primary effort will be devoted to completion of the research projects you develop with your clients. The course will also ask you to reflect on your learning at stages of the project.
Learning Objectives:

In the context of responding to the expressed needs of a client, you will:

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

Exam Format:
No exams, but a final project plan and presentation.
Class Format:
I've updated the project list for the Spring 2020 STEP Capstone class.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65488/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2019

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

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 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 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. Prereq is PA 5311: Program Evaluation or equivalent course. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kaln0003+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
The Program Evaluation Capstone builds upon PA 5311: Program Evaluation (which is a requirement for taking this Section), by enabling students to work directly with clients to revise and implement program evaluation plans in community-based settings, such as public agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, and collaborative initiatives. Class sessions and a select number of readings will encourage students to further enhance their understanding of the purpose and best practices of program evaluation in public policy and program delivery as well as best practices in navigating the consultant and client relationship. While students will spend time working with their teams during class sessions, students will also need to arrange times to meet outside of class in order to successfully implement their evaluation plans and to navigate the client relationship. Potential clients were selected from the current clients participating in the 2019 Fall and Spring PA 5311 course that have agreed to allow students enrolled in this Capstone course to implement the evaluation plans (after additional feedback and modifications) at their organization. Examples of these clients include Guthrie Theater, Saint Paul Public Library, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Pre-Health Student Resource Center at University of Minnesota, St. Paul Public Schools, Lifeworks, and the City of Saint Paul. Students will rank their top projects and will be assigned to teams to focus on those projects. Based on student interest and class size, not all of the possible projects will be implemented.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Must have successfully completed PA 5311: Program Evaluation and the PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop (or concurrent enrollment).
Learning Objectives:

1. Demonstrate the importance of using best practices in program evaluation in order to demonstrate how to effectively refine, develop, and implement a program evaluation plan for a specific public or nonprofit program or initiative.

2. Demonstrate effectively working collaboratively with a team of fellow evaluators to successfully implement the evaluation plan, analyses, and reporting.

3. Analyze, synthesize, think critically, and solve problems in program evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods.

4. Demonstrate effectively working with external partners or clients in order to meet their needs and expectations for the evaluation plan.

5. Present findings in clear and relevant outlets, including a summative report and professional presentation of the program evaluation for the community partner; a short professional presentation for fellow classmates.

Grading:

· Workshop Presentations:You will share three, 10-15 minute presentations with the class to focus on your current knowledge and skills related to your evaluation project and course readings. You will pick your presentation slots, and you will need to upload your presentation to the course website before that class period. Reflecting on practice is a key component to continuously improving and improved professional practice (5% each, total of 15% of final grade).

· Program Evaluation Field Work: Your mastery of knowledge in this capstone course will be largely demonstrated through the refinement, implementation, analysis, and presentation of your completed evaluation plan for a public or nonprofit client. There will be assignments due related to the following specific items (30% of final grade total):

o Refined Logic Model, Evaluation Design, and Design Matrix (10%)

o Data collection tools and analysis plan (10%)

o Draft results (5%)

o Draft Presentation (5%)

· Written report and presentation: The final report and presentation represents the culmination of your knowledge and experience with Program Evaluation. The final written report and presentation account for 55% of your final grade, and will include the following components:

o Peer assessment of professionalism and contribution to project (15%)

o Client assessment of overall product (10%)

o Final plan and presentation for class and client (30%)

Class Format:

This Capstone workshop meets in Humphrey School room 30 from 6:00 to 8:45 pm on Mondays.

The following dates are Facilitated Content Workshop Meetings: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, and 5/4; and these dates are Non-facilitated workshop dates:3/2, 4/6
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65489/1203
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kaln0003_PA8081_Spring2020.docx
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 December 2019

Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 015: Capstone Workshop -- Public Engagement Capstone (66831)

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
Blegen Hall 235
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 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/66831/1203

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