Public Administration (PAD)
PAD 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Public administration and related areas of public policy: personnel; comparative and historical aspects; public budgeting; organizational structure; agency management; decision making, evaluation, and policy analysis; ethical issues and administrative law.
Equivalent Course: PSC 500
PAD 501 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Cross-cultural, cross-national, and cross-institutional survey of public administration organizations and practices around the world. Examination of administrative systems of northern nation-states and the processes of administrative change in post-Communist and southern nation-states; evolution of administration; structure of administrative systems; personnel; budgeting; ethics and legal frameworks; role of administration in economic development; transfer of administrative skills; regional and international administrative organizations; theoretical approaches and methodological issues in understanding similarities and differences in administrative behavior.
PAD 502 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Prerequisite: 6 credits of PAD graduate courses or instructor permission. Selected topics in administrative law examined and analyzed in depth.
PAD 503 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Focus on the writing standards necessary in the fields of public and non-profit organizations: the processes used for planning, writing, editing, revising and analyzing professional papers, reports and digital documents.
PAD 540 U.S. PUBLIC POLICY
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Policymaking and policy analysis in the United States. Topics include the policymaking process, policymaking paradigms, the policy cycle, examination of policymaking actors. A focus on real world applications through case studies and contemporary readings.
PAD 560 THE AGING NETWORK
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Comprehensive overview of national and state policies, programs, and services for older adults delivered through the aging network, a collection of non-profit and public sector agencies.
PAD 587 TOPICS COURSE
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. In-depth examination of rapidly and significantly changing disciplinary issues, topics, or practices; offered occasionally.
PAD 588 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP
Field experiences that supplement departmental academic offerings; geared to students' interests. Faculty intern supervisor and department chair permission necessary.
PAD 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Equivalent Course: PSC 590
PAD 601 PUBLIC BUDGETING
Prerequisites: Graduate status. Introduction to the principles and practices used by federal, state, and local governments in budgeting. Examination of revenue sources, borrowing, debt management, regulations, reporting, and strategic budgetary planning.
PAD 602 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
Prerequisites: PAD 500. Public policy in advanced industrialized democracies from a comparative perspective. Topics include theories of policy-making and comparative inquiry, policy processes, policy networks, policy content, policy convergence and disparities, transatlantic policy-making architecture and global governance. Students work in teams with public administration students in Romania and the UK in a simulation of a public policy challenge – outsourcing of publically-supplied services - which governmental decision-makers commonly confront in the advanced industrialized democracies.
PAD 603 NGO MANAGEMENT & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or instructor permission. International development and non-governmental organizations (NGO); international development (ID) NGO operation, structure and procedures; IDNGO management; IDNGO relations with government; IDNGO relations with donor agencies; opportunities and challenges of IDNGO; and IDNGO effectiveness, influence, and new challenges
PAD 604 NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Admission to the MPA Program. Examination of nonprofit (third-sector) organizations and their role in society; management issues including strategic leadership, governance, organizational attributes, accountability, and ethics. Primary emphasis on U.S. organizations, with consideration of this sector’s increasingly global nature.
PAD 605 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
This course examines areas of public management, public service, and public-private partnerships as it relates to the US federal government, international government organizations (IGOs), and the global arena
PAD 607 CITY AND COUNTY MANAGEMENT
Prerequisites: PAD 601 Public Budgeting. City and county management in the United States, with particular focus on New York State. Topics include principal forms of local government in the US and NYS, interactions among officials and citizens, service delivery, economic development, and financial principles and budgeting.
PAD 608 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites: PAD 500. The federal system of government, intergovernmental relations, and intergovernmental management. Covers the constitutional basis for American federalism; the evolution of American federal relations; policy-making in the American system; fiscal federalism; role of local and state governments; cooperation and conflict in managing the delivery of public services; and contemporary challenges. Offered bi-annually, Spring only.
PAD 640 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisites: PAD 500. Knowledge and skills necessary in Human Resource Management for public and nonprofit organizations. Factors examined include: defining public and nonprofit organizations, human resource management functions and principles, diversity and cultural competence, human resource management applications, current issues and future trends.
PAD 643 SUPERVISION IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
Prerequisite: Graduate status or instructor permission. Roles and functions of supervisors in a variety of work settings; supervisory role in coordinating agency functions and meeting clients' needs; worker role and responsibilities; leadership, organizational, and systems theory; application of theory to practice situations.
Equivalent Course: SWK 643
PAD 645 PROGRAM PLANNING IN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Use of data for program planning in non-profit organizations. Students design a study pertinent to non-profit management.
Equivalent Course: SWK 645
PAD 646 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFITORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Admission to the MPA Program. Theory and practice of strategic planning and management for the public and nonprofit sectors; conceptual framework for developing, managing, and evaluating the strategic planning process; development of strategic management skills supporting decision making and goal achievement.
PAD 647 THE NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Admission to the MPA Program. History of the voluntary, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors and the role they play in American and International society; history, structure and theoretical (economic, political, philosophical and social) basis for nonprofit and voluntary sectors; interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives of this evolving and complex sector.
PAD 648 NONPROFIT GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND FUND DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Admission to the MPA Program. This course is designed to teach students about topics and challenges in resource development for nonprofit organizations. This course will focus on detailed examination of the grant seeking process and developing an overall fundraising strategy. Students will prepare an actual grant proposal and write a fundraising plan.
PAD 650 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Prerequisites: PAD 500. Examines topics in the study of health and health care delivery in the United States including distribution of health and disease in society; historical developments in public health and health management; quality and accessibility of health care services; organization of the U.S. health care system; stakeholders and behaviors within the health policy network; comparison of the U.S. health care system with other advanced industrialized societies; and the state of play in health care reform.
PAD 680 RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: Graduate status or instructor permission. Design, execution, and interpretation of research for public and nonprofit managers. Quantitative and qualitative research methods; constructing and testing hypotheses; data collection and analysis; use of SPSS, ethical consequences of social science research; preparation of a research report.
PAD 681 DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
Prerequisite: PAD 680 or PAD 689 or instructor permission. Preparation for advanced research and data analysis in public administration and nonprofit management. SPSS, descriptive and inferential statistics, advanced EndNote, research design for PAD 690 Master’s Project, IRB application for human subjects’ protection, poster presentation of MPA project proposal.
PAD 685 PERFORMANCE-BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Prerequisites: PAD 680 and three additional PAD graduate credit hours or instructor permission. The rationale behind performance-based management (PBM) in the public sector; practical and theoretical research-methodologies; data description and preparation for hypothesis testing; conceptualizing quantitative models; modeling causal linkages; interpreting findings; developing performance recommendations and implementation; analyzing the gap between performance theory and practice; analysis of case studies using PBM in government. Offered each spring semester.
PAD 688 LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisites: Graduate Status. A comprehensive foundation for understanding the nature of leadership in public and nonprofit organizations. Theoretical and practical knowledge; readings in leadership; historical studies; practical skills in leading public and nonprofit organizations. Improving leadership capabilities and developing leadership styles in public or nonprofit organizations.
PAD 690 MASTER'S PROJECT
Research or investigation of a particular problem, planned and carried out by student with consultation and guidance from instructor.
Equivalent Course: PSC 690
PAD 700 MIGRATION POLICY
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and admission to the MPA program. Domestic and international challenges of migration; historical context; dilemmas faced by governments, IGOs, and INGOs in addressing population movement; and regional challenges. Special emphasis on U.S. migration policy.
PAD 701 ADMINISTRATIVE ETHICS
Prerequisites: PAD 500. Public and nonprofit management and organizational theories, policies and practices; public and nonprofit organizational structures; distinctions and similarities in mission, values, and cultures. Effective management and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations; the political environment, power, and policy affecting public and nonprofit management.
PAD 704 HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN POLICY
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and admission to the MPA program. International human rights and humanitarian assistance covering legal aspects and major practical and policy considerations.
PAD 712 MANAGING PROGRAM EVALUATION
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Management and technical skills required for program evaluation in the public and private sectors; establishing evaluation standards and criteria; developing evaluation instruments and designs; statistical analysis of evaluation data; computer-based statistical analyses; report preparation and follow-up studies.
PAD 715 SURVEY METHODS AND DESIGN
Prerequisites: PAD 680. Design, execution, analysis and interpretation of surveys for public and nonprofit managers. Ethics of survey work; constructing and testing hypotheses; questionnaire design; survey administration and data collection; data coding; use of survey software; preparing a survey administration methodology and questionnaire. Offered every other spring.
PAD 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION
PAD 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED
PAD 735 PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Public and nonprofit management and organizational theories, policies, and practices. History of public and nonprofit management systems; public and nonprofit organizational structures; distinctions and similarities in mission, values, and cultures; effective management and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations; the political environment, power, and policy affecting public and nonprofit management; organizational goals and effectiveness; planning, strategy, and decision making in the public and nonprofit sectors.