Introduction to Public Administration
- The goal of this course is to familiarize students with basic principles, contexts, environments, structure, and contemporary issues in public administration. Following the purpose, there are three main themes in this course. The first theme is understanding the context setting of public administration, including structures, histories, and policy-making processes. The second theme focuses on the management of financial and human resources in the public sector. The third theme is about the topic of government accountability, including performance management, program evaluation, public sector leadership, and ethics.
- The learning objectives for this course are: 1) to provide students with essential knowledge and skills that bridge research design and practice and 2) to offer students an understanding of how to perform research through rigorous procedures. Ultimately, this knowledge will be a help for solving complex issues in public and not-for-profit organizations. Following the purpose, this course has three specific themes. The first theme is the structure and logic of applied research design, including theory, model, hypothesis development. The second theme focuses on the skills and tools to execute an empirical research question using empirical data, concentrating mostly on quantitative methods. The third theme is about communicating with audiences through constructing a research proposal and presentation.
- Municipal administration is important in that the effective management of city governments directly affects the daily lives of people. This course is designed to advance students’ understanding of key concepts, ideas, and issues in local government management. Note that special attention will be given to the application of theories of public and municipal administration to solve current local issues or to critically analyze current local systems.
- Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education and Association of College and University Educators [Certificate]
The certificate I received is endorsed by the American Council on Education and American and Association of College and University Educators, which are one of the coordinating body for the nation’s college and universities. This teaching certificate is given to instructors who took 25 online modules covering five content areas, including designing a course, managing classroom environment, learning techniques, promoting higher-order thinking, and assessment. After taking the modules, instructors are required to apply skills and techniques learned from the modules in their classes. The series of evaluation processes are assessed by institutions whether the instructors understood and applied the techniques properly.
- Holzer, Mark, Lois M. Warner, and Danbee Lee (2017). NASPAA’s Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration (Fourth Edition). Washington, DC: National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration.
This Fourth Edition of the TR Guide contains teaching resources for instructors in the field of public administration. Resources include syllabi, textbooks, and curricula in public administration schools that are NASPAA-member institutions. In addition, this handbook provides instructional tools, such as software packages for data analysis, video editing, creating surveys and diagrams. The purpose of this handbook is to provide comprehensive information for instructors who teaches PA courses.