Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PAD6703
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): We wish to eliminate the prerequisite currently listed (PAD 5700). PAD 5700 is no longer required or offered by our program.
Comments: Required for MPA. TO GC. Need to revise "no change from syllabus" -enter in actual information. Emailed 5/16/16. OGS updated from inventory. Pre-req change Approved 5/20/16 To Sys 5/20/16. To SCNS after 5/27/16. Appd eff 8/2/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5355 2016-01-06 Department College Budget Account Number School of Public Affairs AS 1256 Contact Person Phone Elizabeth Strom 8139743439 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PAD 6703 Quantitative Aids for Public Managers Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Quantitative Aids Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Techniques, models to analyze managerial/policy problems. Descriptive, inferential, associational statistics; evaluate/make recommendations/ alternate policy decisions.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This is not a new course. We are merely eliminated an outdated pre-requisite.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Terminal degree and Knowledge of the topic
- Other Course Information
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN EVALUATING PUBLIC PROGRAMS. PUBLIC MANAGERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO CRITICALLY EVALUATE ANALYSIS CONTAINED IN REPORTS, PROGRAM EVALUATIONS, AND PUBLISHED STUDIES. IN ADDITION, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT SIMPLE ANALYSES TO ASSESS THE IMPACTS OF PROGRAMS. FOR THESE REASONS, THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF PAD 6703 ARE: 1) ENHANCE STUDENTS' ABILITIES TO UNDERSTAND AND EVALUATE POLICY RESEARCH; 2) DEVELOP FAMILIARITY WITH VARIOUS DESIGNS FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF PROGRAMS; 3) TO BECOME PROFICIENT IN THE CALCULATION AND APPLICATION OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAMS; 4) TO DEVELOP COMPETENCY WITH STATISTICAL PROGRAMS TO CARRY OUT SIMPLE PROGRAM ANALYSES, AND 5) TO UNDERSTAND THE SELECTION AND APPLICATION OF MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION AND INDEPENDENCE FOR A VARIETY OF TYPES OF DATA. A PREREQUISITE FOR PAD 6703, QUANTITATIVES AIDS FOR PUBLIC MANAGERS, IS A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS IN ORDER TO CONDUCT DATA ANALYSIS.
B. Learning Outcomes
WITHIN THIS PARTICULAR COURSE, PAD 6703, STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO: 1) COLLECT AND ASSEMBLE DATA; 2) GENERATE DESCRIPTIVE, INFERENTIAL, AND ASSOCIATIONAL STATISTICS; 3) CONDUCT FUNDAMENTAL DATA ANALYSES; 4) EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE POLICY AND DECISION OPTIONS, AND 5) DISPLAY DATA AND REPORT CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN A PROFESSIONAL FORMAT.
C. Major Topics
MAJOR TOPICS: MAJOR COURSE TOPICS: 1) DATA COLLECTION METHODS 2) PRESENTING DATA IN TABLES AND CHARTS 3) DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS 4) BASIC PROBABILITY 5) DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS 6) THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION 7) OTHER CONTINUOUS DISTRIBUTIONS 8) CONFIDENCE INTERVALS 9) HYPOTHESIS TESTING: ONE-SAMPLE TESTS 10) HYPOTHESIS TESTING: TWO-SAMPLE TESTS 11) ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE 12) SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION.
KRANZLER, GERALD AND MOURSAND, JANET; (1999), STATISTICS FOR THE TERRIFIED 2ND EDITION, PRENTICE HALL.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
Masters of Public Administration
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