2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Policy, Finance and Budgeting for Public Administration

Spring quarter

Faculty: Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies, Lee Lyttle public administration, urban planning, librarianship, Laurance Geri public administration

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30355 (6 GR)  

Credits: 6(S)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


Throughout the 1st year Core we explore the fundamentals of administering for the public good in a globalized world. Spring quarter we examine the policy and fiscal foundations of doing the public's business, building on the concern for democratic administration explored in the Winter quarter and adding a critical element: funding.  Public budgets provide dramatic evidence of social priorities.  The process for setting priorities, the methods of funding those policies and implementation of those priorities within organizations are central to this course.  In addition to public agencies, social priorities and funding are increasingly advanced through non-profit and even for-profit institutions.  Examining the changing roles of public, private, and non-profit institutions add to our understanding and practice.

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Tues & 9a-5p Sat (Jun 4)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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