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Perry, James L.; Mee, Emily Derringer – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
This article investigates transformations in public service education over the past 50 years, specifically: How have organizational forms evolved, and what lessons can we draw from that evolution? The organizational form construct originates in population ecology theory. We draw from a variety of evidentiary sources in answering the research…
Descriptors: Public Service, Public Administration Education, Public Affairs Education, Public Policy
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Terman, Jessica – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
The #metoo movement has drawn attention to the significant issue of sexual assault. The concern has been so considerable that the US Department of Education (DoE) mandated adherence to various crime prevention, reporting and support practices through the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). As…
Descriptors: Crime, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Colleges
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Vogel, Morgan D. – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens American lives and disrupts daily routines, we continue to see front-line public servants step forward to battle the virus with persistence. Given the increasingly polarized COVID environment, the natural inclination is to ask: what is motivating these public servants to persevere in their work despite the…
Descriptors: Public Service Occupations, Public Service, Public Affairs Education, Role
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Ancira, Jesse; Rangarajan, Nandhini; Shields, Patricia – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
The academic practitioner divide and strategies to close that gap have been important lines of inquiry in the fields of public administration and public affairs. This study contributes to that significant body of work by reporting results from two surveys of faculty in NASPAA accredited programs and of practitioners affiliated with the…
Descriptors: Public Affairs Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Public Administration
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Yaghi, Abdulfattah – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
This longitudinal study examines the impact of involuntary and prolonged online education on the mental health (anxiety and stress) of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic. An electronic questionnaire was administered to 6,242 students enrolled in public affairs courses in four Jordanian universities. When compared with the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, COVID-19, Pandemics, Anxiety
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Sun, Chunxia; Bwanali, Thomson Raphael; Berry, Frances; Yi, Hongtao – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
The article assesses internationalization of Public Administration education in China based on international students' perceptions toward forms of the educational institution's internationalization. Research for the article was quantitatively based on a case study of one of the Chinese institutions of higher learning offering Public Administration…
Descriptors: International Education, Public Administration, Case Studies, Correlation
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Stewart, Amanda; Walk, Marlene; Kuenzi, Kerry – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
Given increasingly crowded education marketplaces, an emerging perspective views education as a marketable product and seeks to explain what drives loyalty of alumni. Satisfaction has been used as an indicator of education quality and resides in a complex relationship of factors pertaining to students and institutions. The nonprofit graduate…
Descriptors: Alumni, Reputation, Educational Quality, Nonprofit Organizations
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Dolamore, Stephanie – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
Teaching workplace communication is vitally important as we expect public servants to have the skills to draft, review, and revise written communication materials. Less explicitly demanded, and more often implicitly expected, we assume public servants know how to respond to individuals with empathy while also meeting technical obligations, such as…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Business Communication, Government Employees, Writing Skills
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Meares, Wesley – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
Public administration scholarship of teaching and learning has given little attention to planning curriculum, despite that planning is becoming more relevant to public administrators. This notion of increasing importance can be perceived at all levels of government, but it is most visible at the local level. The purpose of this research is to…
Descriptors: Planning, Public Administration, Public Administration Education, Curriculum
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Ni, Anna Ya; Van Wart, Montgomery; Medina, Pamela; Collins, Kimberly; Silvers, Ernest; Pei, Hang – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
What do MPA students value in online education and what do they think would improve online learning experiences in an MPA program? Ironically, few studies have tried to derive more than a couple of factors in a single study. Integrating the key concepts from across the literature, the perceptions about an array of quality factors were identified…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Adults, Public Affairs Education
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Young, Sarah L.; Wiley, Kimberly K. – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
The issue of faculty sexual misconduct is pervasive within academia, and more specifically, our public affairs graduate programs. At least 13% of women in academia experience sexual harassment by a faculty member. For too long, we have relied upon an underground network of individuals who work behind the scenes to protect our students. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Sexual Harassment, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bodkin, Candice Pippin; Fleming, Casey J. – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
Despite earning roughly half the doctoral degrees in public administration, women remain underrepresented in public affairs programs, particularly in senior positions. Studies describe a leaky pipeline from which women exit the academic career, and there is growing interest in removing administrative, structural, and cultural barriers facing women…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
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Williams, Adam; Slagle, Derek R. – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
This study undertakes an evaluation of candidates and their hireability within programmatic and institutional contexts. The focus is on applicant qualifications, characteristics, and perceived fit within the program and institution. A survey of program contacts for graduate programs in public affairs analyzes candidate hireability. Results…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Teacher Qualifications, Employment Qualifications
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Dolamore, Stephanie – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
There are 61 million people in the United States that live with a disability. This figure is expected to rise in the coming decades through both an aging population and the long-term impacts of the global pandemic. Improving accessibility in the MPA classroom is imperative and one step toward improvement is to implement the use of assistive…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Assistive Technology, Technology Integration, Students with Disabilities
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Schwoerer, Kayla; Antony, Meril; Willis, Kareem – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
Emerging studies indicate a dangerous trend regarding high levels of stress, depression, and burnout among graduate students across all disciplines. This study focuses on public administration doctoral students specifically and probes this issue further by asking how stress and sources of social and institutional support affect students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Public Administration Education
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