Publications Tagged as Best Practices

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    Journal Article Teaching and Learning

    Teaching public financial management: An integrated approach to a critical subject

    Michael Thom
    Teaching Public Administration

    This article presents an integrated approach to teaching a graduate-level public financial management course. It stresses the importance of fundamental budgeting proficiencies (e.g., cost allocation...

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    Journal Article Teaching and Learning

    Measuring the practice of engagement in public administration

    Jerrell D. Coggburn
    Johanna Phelps-Hillen
    Stephen R. Neeley
    Teaching Public Administration

    Following recent calls for greater synergies between public administration's (PA)’s academic and practitioner communities, this paper examines the prevalence and use of engaged teaching and faculty...

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    Journal Article Cultural Competency

    Including women in public affairs departments: Diversity is not enough

    Jessica Sowa
    Lauren Hamilton Edwards
    Maja Holmes
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The representation of women in faculty roles within universities broadly and within public affairs departments specifically has been evolving over the past three decades. However, diversifying gender...

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    Journal Article Case Study

    Using a Capstone Case Study to Assess Student Learning on NASPAA Competencies

    David Powell
    Michelle Saint-Germain
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The 2009 NASPAA standards have the potential to fundamentally change the assessment systems used by graduate public affairs programs. These standards require programs to focus on creating systematic...

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    Journal Article Assessment

    Using Competency-based Portfolios as a Pedagogical Tool and Assessment Strategy in MPA Programs

    Christopher Koliba
    Naim Kapucu
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The development and use of the portfolio has become a critical feature of many Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. The portfolio assignment has grown out of deepened appreciation of...

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    Breakthrough Practice Case Study

    How to write a case study for public affairs

    William Hatcher
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    A case study is a story narrative that places readers into the shoes of a protagonist so that they can gain the experience of addressing a particular problem or issue. When used effectively in the...