Universal Competencies and Student Learning Outcomes

The following “Universal Competencies’ and "Student Learning Outcomes” (SLO) are standards established by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). In this particular course we are especially interested in SLO’s 1, 5 and 6.  In our first and second WebX sessions we will discuss these two categories, how one relates to the other, and, more specifically,  how we hope to pursue SLO’s 1, 5, 6.

Universal Competencies

1. To lead and manage in public governance

2. To participate in and contribute to the public policy process

3. To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions

4. To articulate and apply a public service perspective

5. To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry

Student Learning Outcome
1. To demonstrate an understanding of challenges and constraints relevant to governance and external factors

2. To participate in the policy process, communicate policy alternatives, and work effectively with government, nonprofit institutions, corporations, and community stakeholders

3. To utilize analytical tools to analyze, present, and interpret data, including appropriate design, statistical, and evaluative techniques for both organization decision making and policy decisions.

4. To utilize analytical tools to analyze, present, and interpret data, including appropriate design, statistical, and evaluative techniques for both organization decision making and policy decisions

5. To identify public service values and to then systematically apply these values to identify appropriate courses of action

6. To communicate effectively and professionally to diverse audiences

 


© Hank Edmondson 2012