2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration

Spring 2012 quarter

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

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.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Tues, 9a-5p Sat (June 9)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
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