Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an ability to participate in and contribute to the public policy process.
Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of this SLO include:
- how public problems are defined and the challenges involved in doing so in order to determine responsive and viable solutions.
- the steps in the public policy-making process including those related to the implementation and evaluation of public programs.
- the variety of ways in which public administrators may be involved in the policy-making process and the importance of them doing so
- the importance of relying on credible and unbiased research to make and evaluate policy decisions.
Keeping the topics above in mind listen to the assigned podcasts:
Then, create a case study to discuss the listed topics linking them to the information and/or themes presented in the podcasts. Your case study should also include an analysis of one of the definitions of a public problem presented in either of the podcasts and a discussion of the viability of the suggested policy responses. Your case study should be single-spaced, and well-written, including an introduction and a conclusion.