PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PADM)

PADM 400 - PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES

Introduction to theory and practice of public administration in the US. Emphases on US governmental structure and processes, nature and theory of complex service organizations, and current trends with future directions of public service management.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Social Science

PADM 401 - MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PUBLIC SECTOR

Management competencies relevant for public, health, environmental, criminal justice, and nonprofit organizations. Overview of management concepts, theories, models, and techniques in managing change, supervision, communication, ethics, and organization.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

Course Notes: or Instr. consent

PADM 402 - ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT & ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC POLICY

The process of making and implementing effective public policy with special attention to the influences of policies, bureaucracy, media, interest groups, and intergovernmental structure. Case studies of selected issues.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Social Science

PADM 403 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Computer applications that support the presentation and analysis of quantitative data and the role of computers in information systems management.

Credits: 3

PADM 404 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Skills, techniques, and practices used in public health, environmental, criminal justice, and nonprofit organizations. Topics include organizing, staffing, the personnel function, merit systems, labor relations, equal employment opportunity, workplace diversity, and employee rights.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400 (may be taken concurrently)

PADM 405 - PUBLIC BUDGET & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Concepts, methods, and processes of financial management with an emphasis on the public sector. Topics include budget preparation, financial analysis, organization of the finance function, pricing of services, taxes and other revenue sources, and financial reporting.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400 (may be taken concurrently)

PADM 406 - RESEARCH AND EVALUATION METHOD

Methods and concepts for program and policy analysis including problem formulation, research design, and data collection methods. Emphasis on management skills of needs assessment, program design, implementation, evaluation, and cost analysis.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400 (may be taken concurrently)

PADM 408 - TOPICS IN POLICY MAKING

Content varies. Please select the red crn for a description of this course.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400 (may be taken concurrently)

PADM 411 - POVERTY POLICY

This course focuses on the policy processes, historical context, and sociocultural issues surrounding antipoverty policy in the United States, including how poverty is defined and applied. In understanding poverty and antipoverty policy in the United States this course pays particular attention to issues of place, gender, and race.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

PADM 413 - HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

Concepts, techniques, and public policies in human resources. Planning and public policy. Ongoing training and mobility within the organization. Affirmative action issues.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 404

PADM 418 - EMERGING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES & THEORY

Analysis of major emerging change management techniques, such as, total quality management (TQM), re-engineering, productivity improvement, technological innovation, reinventing government.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400 and PADM 401

Course Notes: or instr. consent

PADM 419 - STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate lessons from the disciplines of the program in an experience of organizational strategy and planning. The curriculum will draw on an understanding of business, marketing, communication, persuasion, and project management as students examine the planning process through readings and a series of experiential projects. The class will consider stratgic planning processes of visioning, market analysis, capacity assessment, data gathering, dialogue, synthesis and assessment.

Credits: 3

PADM 421 - THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN THE UNITED STATES

History and purpose of nonprofit organizations in the US. Scope and legal structure of nonprofit sector. Historical, political, economic, and sociological perspective on nonprofit organizations.

Credits: 3

PADM 422 - HUMAN RELATIONS IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Human resource management in nonprofit organizations including personnel and volunteer management, working effectively with a board of directors, and managing change.

Credits: 3

PADM 423 - PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Examine key concepts, methods, and approaches in the field of evaluation research. Students are exposed to the theoretical and methodological diversity inherent in curent evalution practices across a number of substantive areas (e.g., social services, education, advocacy, and business practices).

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Meets the service learning requirement.

PADM 424 - RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning in the nonprofit context; identifying, serving, and communicating with key constituencies including funders, media, constituents, and the community.

Credits: 3

PADM 447 - DIVERSITY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Interpersonal relations, the nature of conflict, and methods of conflict transformation with a focus on community building. Mediation, arbitration, role playing, and language exploration.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: This course fulfills the service-learning requirement.

PADM 448 - LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Leadership in the public policy process, including models of leadership and public/private partnerships in local governance.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

PADM 450 - HEALTH, ILLNESS, & MEDICINE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

Sociopolitical analysis of the organization and delivery of health care in the US. Topics include the meaning of illness, the social transformation of medicine; the effects of class, race, and gender on disease; the medicalization of birth; AIDS; assisted suicide; health care reform; professional autonomy; alternatives to managed care.

Credits: 3

PADM 451 - INTRODUCTION HEALTH SERVICES

History and development of the health services system. Description and evaluation of ambulatory, acute, and long-term care; mental health; and public health systems.

Credits: 3

PADM 453 - MEDICAL ETHICS AND THE LAW

Administrative concerns regarding ethical and legal aspects of the delivery of health services. Extensive use of case studies.

Credits: 3

PADM 455 - MANAGED CARE & INTEG SERV NET

Managed care and integrated delivery systems as they affect health care delivery and policy. Management issues including contracting, compensation, provider behavior, authorization, and utilization systems. Provider and patient issues, particularly those related to Medicare, Medicaid, and behavioral health services including mental health, substance abuse, anchemical dependency.

Credits: 3

PADM 456 - ECONOMIC ISSUES HEALTH SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Economic theory as it applies to the delivery of health care services. Economic analysis of major health care problems. Topics include high and rapidly rising costs, inequality, and difficulties of access, and cross cultural differentials in health care indices. Economic concepts and tools used to evaluate the hospital, pharmaceutical, and private insurance industries; the impact of technology on health; and the role of values in health care reform. Fulfills the economics requirement for students in the health services, nonprofit management, and administrative studies concentrations. (3)

Credits: 3

PADM 457 - PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: TOPICS IN HEALTH

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 451

Course Notes: or Instr. consent

PADM 458 - MARKETING HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Marketing process and strategy as they pertain to the current environment in health care. Application of concepts related to buyer behavior, marketing research, market segmentation, marketing mix, and sales.

Credits: 3

PADM 459 - LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION

Principles of long-term care. Administrative requirements, licensing procedures, funding strategies and regulations, pertinent state and federal legal systems, preparation for state licensing examinations.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: or instr. consent

PADM 460 - ISSUES IN GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Intergovernmental relations and their impact on local government. The constitutional context and evolution of federalism; increasing federal role in local affairs; fiscal intergovernmental relations; court decisions that have facilitated the expanded federal role. Administrative relations, mandates, and impact of regulation by higher level governments.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

PADM 461 - GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT

Management of local units of government from standpoint of city manager, township supervisor, school superintendent, or other chief executive officer. Day-to-day operational aspects of municipal administration; supervision of basic public services.

Credits: 3

PADM 462 - URBAN POLITICS

Problems of governing in urban areas; formal and informal structures and power bases of local government; conflicts and competition between racial and ethnic groups and between city and suburban areas. Application of political machine and community power models in case studies including studies of Chicago politics.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

PADM 463 - URBAN POLICY

Policies and policy-making processes at all levels of government that shape the quality of life in metropolitan areas; relationship between political and market processes; class, gender, racial andregional consequences of different policies. (3)

Credits: 3

PADM 467 - GOVERNING METROPOLITAN AREAS

Study of regional governance issues in metropolitan areas including delivery of local government services that cross political boundaries.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 400

PADM 469 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Politics, structure, and governance of state and local governments; interrelationships of governments in metropolitan areas; selected policy issues of concern to state and local governments.

Credits: 3

PADM 470 - ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY

Seeking solutions to the problems of the world using basic economic principles and analysis. Exploring market interventions and shaping government actions to make society better off. Discussion, lectures, films, the Internet, and debates are utilized. Ideas of political candidates and policy pundits are examined. Topics can include Universal Health Care, Affordable Housing, Global Poverty, Pollution Control, Crime, Minimum Wage, the Maxwell Street Market, China, Alternatives Indicators, and Slavery.

Credits: 3

PADM 474 - MANAGED CARE

Credits: 3

PADM 475 - PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Major problem areas in public administration including ethical considerations and political aspects of policy implementation.

Credits: 3

PADM 478 - IL STATE GOVERNMENT: POLITICS & GOVERNEMENT

This course will examine the structure and operation of Illinois government, the relationship between state and local government (and education districts), Illinois' unusual version of home rule authority, and the historical antecedents to today's structure. Special focus will be on the working relationship and divisions of power between the General Assembly, the Governor, and other constitutional officers, including the auditor general. Readings on the current constitution, a field exercise where students will interview elected officials, guest lectures.

Credits: 3

PADM 490 - THESIS

Design, development, and execution of scholarly research project under supervision of a two-member thesis committee named by student with approval of advisor. Thesis entails original analysis and demonstrated knowledge of pertinent literature. Thesis students are permitted to reduce number of elective courses required for the MPA by one.

Credits: 3

PADM 490Y - THESIS COMPLETION

Credits: 0

PADM 491 - PRACTICUM IN HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Research and analytic project analyzing and proposing solutions for administrative and/or policy problems. To be taken in final semester. Students should register for the practicum in their appropriate concentration.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 406

Course Notes: GPA 3.00 or higher. Take only final semester.

PADM 491Y - PRACTICUM IN HEALTH MANAGEMENT COMPLETION

Credits: 0

PADM 493 - PRACTICUM IN GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT

Research and analytic project analyzing and proposing solutions for administrative and/or policy problems. To be taken in final semester. Students should register for the practicum in their appropriate concentration.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: GPA 3.00 or higher. Take only final semester.

PADM 493Y - PRACTICUM COMPLETION

Credits: 0

PADM 494 - PRACTICUM IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

Research and analytic project analyzing and proposing solutions for administrative and/or policy problems. To be taken in final semester. Students should register for the practicum in their appropriate concentration.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: GPA 3.00 or higher. Take only final semester.

PADM 494Y - PRACTICUM IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT COMPLETION

Credits: 0

PADM 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Individual project in concentration area pursued under supervision of an instructor.

Credits: 1-6

PADM 497 - CAPSTONE COURSE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Application of the "real world" to the material and techniques acquired in previous MPA course work. Students apply public policy and management theories to leadership and managerial problems in a selected case.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: To be taken in final semester.

PADM 498 - FIELD INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Structured and supervised administrative internship in government or nonprofit agency. For students seeking practical administrative experience within their concentration area.

Credits: 6

Attributes: Transformational Service Learning

Course Notes: Instr. consent. Six courses in PADM.