Publications Tagged as JPAE Article

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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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    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 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...