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Title: New Student Orientation 2013 MPSA Academic Program Session Professor William F. West, Acting Program Director Ms. Kimberly Reeves, Assistant to the MPSA Director Ms. Stephanie Bustos, MPSA Administrative Assistant


1
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProfessor William F. West,
Acting Program DirectorMs. Kimberly Reeves,
Assistant to the MPSA DirectorMs. Stephanie
Bustos, MPSA Administrative Assistant
2
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • First-Year Courses
  • Fall Semester
  • PSAA 601 Foundations of Public Service (common
    core course)
  • PSAA 621 Economic Analysis (common core course)
  • BUSH 631 Quantitative Methods in Public Mgmt. I
    (common core course)
  • One approved elective
  • Spring Semester
  • PSAA 611 Public Policy Formation (common core
    course)
  • Quantitative Methods II requirement (core course
    requirement)
  • PPA Track
  • BUSH 635 Quant. Methods II Policy Analysis
    Emphasis
  • PM Track
  • BUSH 636 Quant. Methods II Game Theory
    Emphasis
  • or PSAA 630 Program Evaluation
  • Track Requirement
  • PSAA 622 Public Finance (PPA core course)

3
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Summer
  • Professional Internship
  • (Required for students without two years of
    recent professional-level public service
    experience related to their degree and career
    goals.)

4
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Second-Year
    Courses
  • Fall Semester
  • PSAA 675 MPSA Capstone Seminar I (common core
    course)
  • Track requirement
  • PSAA 615 Policy Analysis (PPA core course)
  • PSAA 623 Budgeting in Public Service (PM core
    course)
  • Two electives chosen in consultation with advisor
  • Spring Semester
  • PSAA 676 MPSA Capstone Seminar II (common core
    course)
  • Three electives chosen in consultation with
    advisor

5
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • You will officially declare your track and
    concentration by submitting the
  • MPSA Degree Plan Worksheet
  • to Kimberly Reeves
  • by Friday, October 25, 2013.

6
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Public Management Track
  • Two required courses - PSAA 634 Public
    Management PSAA 623 Public Budgeting
  • Two or more additional courses from a menu of
    electives, including
  • PSAA 602 Tools for Advancement and Leadership
  • PSAA 604 Emergency Management and Homeland
    Security
  • PSAA 616 Public Organization in a Pluralistic
    Society
  • PSAA 630 Program Evaluation in Public and
    Nonprofit Organizations
  • PSAA 636 Grant and Contract Management
  • PSAA 637 Decision Making in Government and
    Administration
  • PSAA 641 Organizational Theory for the Public
    Sector
  • PSAA 642 Ethics and Public Policy
  • PSAA 644 Management and Leadership of Nonprofit
    Organizations
  • PSAA 646 Bureaucracy in a Democracy
  • PSAA 648 Performance Management
  • PSAA 661 Public Personnel Administration
  • PSAA 666 Advanced Public Management

7
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Introductory
SessionProf. William F. West
  • Public Policy Analysis Track
  • Two required courses PSAA 622 Public Finance
    and PSAA 615 Policy Analysis
  • Two or more courses from a menu of electives,
    including
  • PSAA 605 Homeland Security Polices, Strategies,
    and Operations
  • PSAA 606 Environmental Policy and Management
  • PSAA 616 Public Organizations in a Pluralistic
    Society
  • PSAA 617 State and Local Government Institutions
    and Policy
  • PSAA 618 Education Policy
  • PSAA 635 Social Welfare and Health Policy
  • PSAA 637 Decision Making in Government and
    Administration
  • PSAA 638 Health Economics and Public Policy
  • PSAA 640 Energy and Security Policy
  • PSAA 643 Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
  • PSAA 647 Risk and Public Policy or PLAN 616
  • PSAA 664 Business and Public Policy
  • PSAA 671 Science and Technology Policy

8
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program Session SessionProf. William F. West
Schematic Overview of Curriculum
Public Policy Analysis Track CORE COURSES Year 1 Fall PSAA 601 Found. in Pub. Service PSAA 621 Economic Analysis BUSH 631 Quant. Methods I One approved elective Public Management Track
Year 1 Spring PSAA 622 Public Finance 2 Electives Year 1 Spring Quant. Methods II Course PSAA 611 Public Policy Formation Year 1 Spring PSAA 634 Public Mgt. 2 Electives
Summer - Internship
Year 2 Fall PSAA 615 Policy Analysis 2 Electives Year 2 Fall PSAA 675 Capstone I Year 2 Fall PSAA 623 Budgeting 2 Electives
Year 2 Spring 3 Electives Year 2 Spring PSAA 675 Capstone II Year 2 Spring 3 Electives
(At least two electives must be from PPA menu) (At least two electives must be from PM menu)
9
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Optional Concentrations
  • Concentrations will be declared on the Degree
    Plan Worksheet.
  • Nonprofit Management
  • State and Local Policy and Management
  • Energy, Environment, and Technology Policy and
    Management
  • Security Policy and Management
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Other concentrations developed in consultation
    with the program director and advisor

10
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Nonprofit Management Concentration
  • Associated Faculty Members
  • Will Brown - Concentration Coordinator
  • Khaldoun AbouAssi
  • Domonic Bearfield
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Laurie Paarlberg
  • Gina Reinhardt

11
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Nonprofit Management Concentration
  • Students must take one nonprofit core course and
    at least two nonprofit electives.
  • Nonprofit Core Course (select one)
  • Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector (PSAA 643)
  • Management and Leadership of Nonprofit
    Organizations (PSAA 644)
  • Nonprofit Electives (select two)
  • Either core NPM courses not already taken as the
    core course (PSAA 643 or 644)
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations (PSAA
    603)
  • Program Evaluation in Public and Nonprofit
    Organizations (PSAA 630)
  • (if not taken o satisfy Quant. Methods II
    requirement)
  • Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (PSAA 631)
  • Strategic Fiscal Management in Nonprofit
    Organizations (PSAA 632)
  • Philanthropy Fundraising in Nonprofit
    Organizations (PSAA 633)
  • Grant and Contract Management for the Public and
    Nonprofit Sector (PSAA 636)
  • Networks Inter-Organizational Collaborations
    (PSAA 645)
  • Performance Management in the Public and
    Nonprofit Sectors (PSAA 648)

12
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • State and Local Policy and Management
    Concentration
  • Associated Faculty Members
  • Domonic A. Bearfield - Concentration Coordinator
  • Ann Bowman
  • Leonard Bright
  • Kalena Cortes
  • Cole Blease Graham, Jr.
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Joanna Lahey
  • Lori Taylor

13
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Introductory
SessionProf. William F. West
  • State and Local Policy and Management
    Concentration
  • Students must take two state and local core
    courses and at least one state
  • and local elective.
  • Required of All Students - State and Local Core
    Course
  • State and Local Government and Policy (PSAA 617)
  • Required of Management Track Students (choose
    one)
  • Public Personnel Administration (PSAA 661
  • Organization Theory for the Public Sector (PSAA
    641)
  • Required of Policy Analysis Track Students
    (choose one)
  • Performance Management in Public and Nonprofit
    Sectors (PSAA 648)
  • Program Evaluation in Public and Nonprofit
    Organizations (PSAA 630)

14
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • State and Local Policy and Management
    Concentration
  • State and Local Concentration Electives (choose
    one)
  • PSAA 616 Public Organizations in Pluralistic
    Societies
  • PSAA 618 Education Policy
  • PSAA 635 Social Welfare and Health Policy
  • PSAA 636 Contract and Grant Management
  • PSAA 642 Ethics and Public Policy
  • PSAA 646 Bureaucracy in Democracy
  • PSAA 666 Advanced Public Management
  • EDAD 620 Educational Program Evaluation
  • EDAD 652 Politics of Education
  • LDEV 671 Sustainable Development
  • MGMT 658 Managing Projects
  • PLAN 610 Structure and Function of Urban
    Settlements
  • PLAN 612 Transportation in City Planning
  • PLAN 633 Planning for Healthy Communities
  • PLAN 656 Housing and Community

15
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Energy, Environment and Technology Policy
  • and Management Concentration
  • Associated Faculty Members
  • Ann OM. Bowman - Concentration Coordinator
  • JimGriffin
  • Arnold Vedlitz

16
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Energy, Environment Technology Policy
    Management Concentration
  • Students must take two core EETPM courses at
    least one EETPM elective.
  • EETPM Core Courses (choose two)
  • PSAA 606 Environmental Policy and Management
  • PSAA 640 Energy and Security Policy
  • PSAA 671 Science and Technology Policy
  • EETM Electives (choose one)
  • PSAA 636 Grant and Contract Management
  • PSAA 640 Energy and Security Policy
  • PSAA 647 Risk and Public Policy
  • PSAA 663 Natural Resource Economics
    (cross-listed with AGEC 604)
  • PSAA 671 Science and Technology Policy
  • LDEV 661 Development and the Environment
  • LDEV 671 Sustainable Development
  • MGMT 602 Markets and Public Policy
  • MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization
  • OCNG 676 Marine Environmental Policy

17
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Security Policy and Management Concentration
  • Associated Faculty Members
  • William F. West - Concentration Coordinator
  • James M. Griffin

18
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Security Policy and Management Concentration
  • Students must take two security policy and
    management core courses and
  • one security policy and management elective.
  • Security Policy and Management Core Courses
    (must take both)
  • Homeland Security Policies, Strategies, and
    Operations (PSAA 605)
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security (PSAA
    604)
  • Security Policy and Management Electives (choose
    one)
  • Grant and Contract Management (PSAA 636)
  • Energy and Security Policy (PSAA 640)
  • Risk and Public Policy (PSAA 647)
  • or Analyzing Risk/Hazard and Public Policy (PLAN
    616)
  • Organizational and Community Response to Crisis
    and Disasters (PLAN 649)
  • Disaster Response Planning (PLAN 650)

19
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Health Policy and Management Concentration
  • Associated Faculty Members
  • Joanna Lahey - Concentration Coordinator
  • Laura Dague

20
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Health Policy and Management Concentration
  • Students must take one health policy and
    management core course and at least two health
    policy and management electives.
  • Health Policy and Management Core Course (choose
    one)
  • PSAA 635 Social Welfare and Health Policy
  • PSAA 638 Health Economics and Public Policy
  • Health Policy and Management Electives (choose
    two)
  • PSAA 630 Program Evaluation (if not used for
    Quant. Methods II requirement)
  • PSAA 636 Grant and Contract Management
  • COMM 669 Research in Public Health Communication
  • HLTH 611 Organization and Administration of
    Health
  • HLTH 630 Health Program Planning
  • PHPM 601 Rural Public Health Systems
  • PHPM 605 Introduction to Health Policy and
    Management
  • PHPM 618 Program Evaluation in Health Care
    Management
  • PHPM 640 Health Policy and Politics
  • PHPM 641 Health Policy Analysis and Policy
    Formation
  • PHPM 647 Long-term Care Policy and Management

21
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Degree Plan Worksheet
  • Must be approved and signed
  • by your advisor
  • and returned to Kimberly
  • by Friday, October 25!

22
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Goals of the Curriculum
  • Generally applicable skills and knowledge
  • Knowing how to think clearly and critically
  • Knowing how to write
  • Specializing in a particular area

23
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Degree Plans and Advising
  • Temporary and permanent advisors
  • Choosing electives and areas of concentration
  • Finding an internship
  • Writing portfolio
  • Waiving program requirements

24
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Where to Get Help
  • Administrative issues
  • Academic problems
  • Career guidance
  • Personal problems
  • Complaints

25
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Advising Issues (choosing courses, tracks,
    concentrations)
  • Advisor, Assistant to the Director, or Program
    Director
  • Academic Problems
  • Advisor or Program Director
  • Concerns about professor and courses (course
    content, grading, professionalism)
  • Program Director
  • Executive Associate Dean
  • Dean
  • Personal Issues
  • Advisor/other faculty , Program Director,
    Assistant to Director

26
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Student Behavior
  • Program Director
  • Executive Associate Dean
  • Dean
  • Administrative Issues (registration, adds/drops,
    forms, degree plan, curriculum and program
    questions, appointments with Program Director)
  • Assistant to the Director
  • Reserving classrooms/meeting rooms, student
    travel, student reimbursements
  • MPSA Administrative Assistant

27
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Second-Year Funding
  • Criteria for continued support of scholarships
  • Avoid probation
  • GPA of at least 3.25
  • Assistantships
  • 1,500/month (13,500 for 9 months)
  • 9-hour tuition payment each semester
  • In-state tuition rates
  • Eligibility for health insurance

28
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionProf. William F. West
  • Keys to a Successful First Year
  • Use only good study habits
  • Budget your time
  • Ask for help
  • Put things in perspective
  • Have a life

29
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionMs. Kimberly Reeves
  • Administrative Issues
  • Registration issues
  • Forces
  • Adds
  • Drops (Q-drops, withdrawals)
  • Forms and procedures
  • Individually Designed Concentration Request Form
  • Course Planning Worksheet
  • Change of Advisor Form
  • 685 (Directed Studies) Form
  • Petition for Degree Requirement Exception or
    Waiver
  • Degree Plan and Petition Forms
  • 4-semester schedule
  • See Bush School student web page for resources
    such as forms, deadlines, schedules, and syllabi
    http//bush.tamu.edu/students/
  • Appointments with Dr. West

30
New Student Orientation 2013MPSA Academic
Program SessionMs. Stephanie Bustos
  • Administrative Issues
  • Student travel grant applications
  • Student travel arrangements and required forms
  • Student travel and expense reimbursements
  • Classroom/conference room reservations and key
    check-out
  • Check-out of camcorder or tape recorder
  • Lost and Found
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