Publications Tagged as JPAE Article

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    Journal Article Program Direction

    The Challenges and Rewards of Service: Job Satisfaction among Public Affairs Program Directors

    Donna Lind Infeld
    Lori A. Brainard
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    Most public affairs programs have some form of director, but we do not know the full scope of the program director’s role. This article thus asks, What tasks and duties does a program director perform...

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    Journal Article Program Direction

    Beyond the Usual Complaints: The Front-Line Challenges and Opportunities of Small MPA Programs

    Grant Neeley
    Michelle Pautz
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    his article uses narratives to consider our experiences administering a small, regionally focused Master of Public Administration (MPA) program accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy...

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    Journal Article Assessment

    Three Principles of Competency-Based Learning: Mission, Mission, Mission

    William C. Rivenbark
    Willow S. Jacobson
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    NASPAA adopted new accreditation standards in October 2009, requiring Masters programs of public administration, public policy, and public affairs to adopt and implement competency-based learning...

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    Journal Article social enterprise

    The Missing “Social” in Social Enterprise Education in the United States

    Angela M. Eikenberry
    Roseanne Marie Mirabella
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This research critically examines social entrepreneurship and social enterprise curricula in the United States, addressing the following questions: What curricular models are used to educate future...

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    Journal Article Program Direction

    Gender and the Role of Directors of Public Administration and Policy Programs

    Bonnie Stabile
    Catherine Kuerbitz
    Jessica Terman
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This article examines the role of gender as it relates to director positions in Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. It specifically investigates whether...

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    Journal Article Program Direction

    The Capacity and Constraints of Small MPA Programs: A Survey of Program Directors

    Victoria Gordon
    Wesley L. Meares
    William Hatcher
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    Small Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs are commonly defined as having enrollments below 100 students. Given their size, these programs face unique administrative challenges, such as...

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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 Program Direction

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Exploring the Motivations of MPA and MPP Program Directors in the United States

    Jerri Killian
    Mary Wenning
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The typical role of the graduate program director in higher education combines the responsibilities of both academic faculty and staff. This study uses survey data to investigate the motivations...

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    Journal Article Program Direction

    Gender Differences in the Leadership Styles of MPA Directors

    Helisse Levine
    Maria D'Agostino
    Meghna Sabharwal
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    A growing body of literature has documented leadership styles by gender. This study examines if directors of Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs accredited by the Network of Schools of...

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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...