Student Learning Outcomes: 2016
Competency 1: To Lead and Manage in Public Governance:
- 1.1: Lead and manage people effectively, fostering team building, commitment, creativity, and performance.
- 1.2: Scan and analyze the external and internal environments of public and non-profit agencies, including the political, legal, ethical and human resource contexts in which we operate. Apply insights to develop plans and processes to manage the agency.
Competency 2: To participate in and contribute to the public policy process:
- 2.1: Describe and work within the institutional, structural, and political contexts of policy making.
- 2.2: Define and critically analyze policy problems, articulate relevant decision making criteria for policy analysis, and evaluate alternative options policy.
Competency 3: To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions:
- 3.1: Employ analytical tools for collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data, including appropriate statistical concepts and techniques.
- 3.2: Apply research to real world organizational problems in order to provide evidence based solutions.
Competency 4: To articulate and apply a public service perspective
- 4.1: Behave ethically, responsibly and with integrity: Tell the truth, keep confidences, admit mistakes, and do not misrepresent oneself, one’s goals or the facts for personal advantage, and do what you say you are going to do.
- 4.2: Appreciate the multiple perspectives, values, and ethical challenges of public management.
Competency 5: To Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry:
- 5.1: Work productively in teams consisting of diverse perspectives and backgrounds: Interact effectively in a team, demonstrating composure, professionalism and effective working relationships, including understanding others’ priorities, needs and concerns and sharing information, expertise and resources.
- 5.2: Demonstrate ability to write for and communicate with multiple, diverse audiences in a variety of forms, including memos, policy briefs, and research reports, and presentations.