Journal of Public Affairs Education
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VOLUME 19, No. 2
From the Editor: Public Affairs Education and
the Failed Business Model of Higher Education
Editor in Chief
introduces the issue by asserting that the
current business model for higher education has collapsed,
describing how this challenges public
TEACHING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
the Guest Editor: Teaching Public Administration Conference
Coxe reviews the main themes of
the most recent TPAC conference and introduces the mini-symposium
from which the Ni and Stout papers are drawn.
Comparing the Effectiveness of Classroom and Online Learning: Teaching
Anna Ya Ni
The author notes that online teaching in many public affairs
programs is on the rise, yet there is a controversy surrounding teaching effectiveness
and learning in online education. The article compares student
performance measures and assessments of learning experiences from both
online and traditional sections of a required graduate public
administration research methods course taught by the same instructor.
Delivering an MPA Emphasis in Local Governance and
Through Service Learning and Action Research
Stout describes a unique action-based model for a Master of Public
Administration four-course track in Local Governance and Community
Development. She discusses the advantages of the model and what students
learn from it after completing the courses.
ARTICLES OF CURRENT INTERESTS
Departments of Public Administration and Colleges of Business
Allies or Aliens?
Lauren N. Bowman and James R. Thompson
The authors examine the repercussions of a trend that some public
administration programs face in tough economic times: being merged into
schools of business. How have public affairs fared under these
arrangements? The authors review and analyze the advantages and
disadvantages of two models.
Programs and the Changing Political Economy of Higher Education
Rich discusses the new reality of reduced public support
for higher education, which he argues
the viability of some public affairs programs and challenges the value
of public affairs education, research, and service.
He then evaluates the strategies available to public affairs programs to
Collaborative Partnerships: The Case of the Executive Master of Public
Governance Program in Copenhagen, Denmark
Greve looks at an example of how business and public affairs
programs can work together, by presenting a case study of the Executive
Master of Public Governance degree program in Copenhagen, Denmark. He
describes what has worked in the program, and why.
A Public Service Education: A Review of Undergraduate Programs with a
Community and Service Focus
Tony Carrizales and Lamar Vernon
The authors describe how community service and learning is
increasingly a major focus and component of many public affairs
programs. Their article offers an extensive review
of NASPAA schools offering or emphasizing public service education,
providing valuable information on what these schools are doing with
these service learning programs.
Internships Adrift? Anchoring Internship Programs in Collaboration
Abraham D. Benavides, Lisa A. Dicke, and
Amy C. Holt
The authors describe internships as a popular educational option
in many public affairs programs. But what do we know about internships
in terms of what makes for a successful experience? This article
explores this topic.
MPA Program Partnerships With Nonprofit Organizations:
Benefits to MPA Programs, MPA Students and Graduates, Nonprofit
Organizations, and Communities
Christopher A. Simon, Melissa Yack, J. Steven Ott
The authors highlight the University of Utah’s MPA service learning
program, which has established partnerships with many community
organizations and non-profits. They describe the benefits of the
collaborations to the students, the community, and the university, as
well as the barriers that often threaten successful long-term working
relationships and integration of the partnerships into the curriculum.
Review of The Art &
Craft of Case Writing, Third Edition, by William Naumes and
offers a positive review of the most recent edition of this classic
Review of Harnessing Cultural Diversity to Achieve Good Governance
Goals: A Review of Cultural Competency for Public Administrators,
edited by Kristin Norman-Major and Susan T. Gooden
Christopher Koliba describes the teaching of cultural competency
as a new must for public affairs programs, providing an endorsement
of the latest book on the topic.
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Editor in Chief
Kristen Norman-Major, Managing Editor
Iris Geva-May, Associate Editor,
International and Comparative
Michael O'Hare, Associate Editor,
Assessment and Practice
Lisa Dejoras, Editorial Assistance
Chris Thillen, Copyediting
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