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Public Administration Assessment

Learning Outcomes & Assessment    Improvement Activities

M.P.A. Public Administration

Learning Outcome How Assessed When
1. Examine generalist public management and leadership knowledge, skills and competencies. Faculty review of course content; student grades; Culminating Experience results; annual MPA student survey; annual graduating students focus group; regular MPA alumni survey. Faculty reviews materials, discusses and makes appropriate changes at annual faculty retreat and regular faculty meetings.
2. Develop knowledge, skills, and competencies in a particular area such as urban management and planning, public management, public policy, and nonprofit administration. Faculty review of course content; student grades; Culminating Experience results; annual MPA student survey; annual graduating students focus group; regular MPA alumni survey. Faculty reviews materials, discusses and makes appropriate changes at annual faculty retreat and regular faculty meetings.
3. Integrate of public and nonprofit administration concepts, theories, and applications. Faculty review of course content; student grades; Culminating Experience results; annual MPA student survey; annual graduating students focus group; regular MPA alumni survey. Faculty reviews materials, discusses and makes appropriate changes at annual faculty retreat and regular faculty meetings.
4. Awareness of public values and ethical actions/consequences. Faculty review of course content; student grades; Culminating Experience results; annual MPA student survey; annual graduating students focus group; regular MPA alumni survey. Faculty reviews materials, discusses and makes appropriate changes at annual faculty retreat and regular faculty meetings.
5. Apply learning to real world situations. Faculty review of course content (case studies, application exercises including service learning); internship portfolios; Culminating Experience results; annual MPA student survey; annual graduating students focus group; regular MPA alumni survey. Faculty reviews materials, discusses and makes appropriate changes at annual faculty retreat and regular faculty meetings.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Herff College of Engineering

Loewenberg School of Nursing

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

University College

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