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FALL 2011 ARTICLES:
FROM THE EDITOR—Back to School
Editor in chief David Schultz introduces the volume by discussing innovation in the classroom, using advice he received on his first day of teaching: “Never be afraid to experiment.”
No Time Like the Present: Making Rule of Law and Constitutional Competence the Theoretical and Practical Foundation for Public Administration Graduate Education
exhorts the important but often overlooked role of the law in public affairs and encourages curricula to devote more time to examining the legal and constitutional foundations of our field.
Michael Popejoy, Book Review Editor
Iris Geva-May, Associate Editor,
International and Comparative
Michael O'Hare, Associate Editor,
Assessment and Practice
Jeffrey Callen, Editorial Assistance
Lisa Dejoras, Editorial Assistance
Chris Thillen, Copyediting
Mark Kruger, Layout
Teaching Law in Public Affairs Education: Synthesizing Political Theory, Decision Making, and
Charles Szypzak emphasizes the need for administrators to understand the legal and ethical foundations at the core of public affairs. We need not be lawyers, he contends, but to be effective we should understand both law and ethical issues.
Developing Competency-Based Emergency Management Degree Programs in Public Affairs and
Naim Kapucu draws attention to the emerging field of emergency management programs that have arisen since 9/11. This piece seeks to define the core competencies for this field.
Reformulating and Refocusing a Fiscal Administration
Tough economic times demand better fiscal and budgetary management. Michael T. Peddle and Kurt
Thurmaier argue for the need to define core teaching and learning competencies within the subfield of budgeting and fiscal management.
Social Entrepreneurship and the Financing of Third Sector
Consider this question: Are the skills to be a successful entrepreneur in the non-profit sector parallel to those required in the public and private sectors?
Dennis R. Young and Mary Clark Grinsfelder
explore this issue, contending that a broader skill set is required in the non-profit
sector, necessitating a more inclusive method of teaching it if a curriculum is to reflect what is demanded in practice.
Social Integration and Academic Outcomes: The Case of an International Public Policy and Management
International students are an important constituency in American public affairs programs. But they face daunting academic and social challenges as they matriculate. How can we better prepare them to succeed?
Glenn A Melnick, Gurvinder Kaur, and Joanna Yu researched this important topic, and offer suggestions on ways to better integrate international students into our programs.
Advancing and Assessing Public Service Values in Professional Programs: The Case of the Hauptmann School’s Master of Public Affairs
Universities have missions and values. How do we reconcile them with the educational goals of public affairs programs?
Rebekkah Stuteville and Laurie DiPadova-Stocks
provide a case study that explores this integration, offering observations on how to communicate institutional values in the classroom.
Teaching Public Management as a Fulbright Scholar in
William C. Adams
provides personal and professional observations on how his Fulbright experience in Malaysia affected him.
He also offers “how to” observations on securing, planning, and benefitting from the experience.
Review of Public Administration: An Introduction
by Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester
Johnnie Woodard critically evaluates
undergraduate teaching text.
The Journal of Public Affairs Education,
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