Publications Tagged as JPAE Article

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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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    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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    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 public service values

    Public service values in NASPAA programs: Identification, integration, and activation

    James H. Svara
    Sanzhar Baizhanov
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    NASPAA expects accredited public affairs programs to stress public service values in their educational program. This article examines the values that are included the mission statements of 125 public...

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    Journal Article Cultural Competency

    Measuring cultural competence in emergency management and homeland security higher education programs

    Brittany Haupt
    Claire Connolly Knox
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    With the evolving demographics of our communities and recent disasters directly impacting socially vulnerable populations, cultural competency has increased in importance. Emergency management and...

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    Journal Article Undergraduate Education

    Undergraduate majors in public administration and competitor fields: How do student characteristics and career outcomes compare?

    Gregory Lewis
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    We know strikingly little about the people who earn undergraduate degrees in public administration/policy. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) for 2009–2014, this...

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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...

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    Journal Article Diversity

    The impact of enhanced student diversity on diversity opinions

    Jason L. Jensen
    Nikolaus T. Butz
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This study is an evaluation of an MPA program intervention designed to enhance cultural competency by increasing program diversity. The intervention, part of a larger diversity plan, attempted to...