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5. Content of a Core Curriculum

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MPP/MPA Core Competencies: Using competency standards to determine core subjects, course-week requirements, and competency gaps
MPP/MPA Core Learning Outcomes: Linked learning outcomes for core competencies, core subjects, core topics and core concepts
Describing Learning Outcomes: How learning outcomes for topics, courses and programs in public policy and management can be described
Normed Core Topics: Subject matter for each of 120 course-weeks of instruction designed to meet MPP/MPA competency requirements
Normed Course Outlines
Clark, I.D., Eisen, B., Lennon, M.C., and Pal, L.A. (2015). Mapping the Topics and Learning Outcomes of a Core Curriculum for MPP and MPA Programs, Paper for the Annual CAPPA Conference Glendon College, Toronto, May 25-26, 2015
Clark, I.D., Eisen, B., and Pal, L.A. (2014). Normed Core Topics: A method for adding granularity to required competency standards in MPP and MPA programs, Paper for the Annual NASPAA Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 4-6, 2014.
Clark, I.D., Eisen, B., and Pal, L.A. (2014). What are the core curricular components of Master’s-level public management education and how is learning within them assessed? A Paper for the CAPPA Research Conference Kingston, Canada, May 21-22, 2014.
Clark, I.D. and Pal, L.A. (2014). The New World of Standards in Public Management Pedagogy: Comparing Universal Accreditation Competencies with the Actual Content of MPP and MPA Programs, A Paper for the IRSPM Conference Ottawa, Canada, April 9-11, 2014.
Minard, P. and Pal, L.A. (2012). Standards and Best Practices, A Working Paper for the Best Practices in Public Management Project
Clark, I.D. & Pal, L.A. (2011). Master's of Public Administration and of Public Policy: An Analysis of Academic Programs and Professional Competencies in Canada. Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, 11(4), 947-984.
Mead, L. M. (2013). Teaching Public Policy: Linking Policy and Politics. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 19(3), 389-403.
Getha-Taylor, H., Hummert, R., Nalbandian, J. & Silvia, C. (2013). Comptency Model Design and Assessment: Findings and Future Directions. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 19(1), 141-171.
Jones, P. C., Roberts, G. E., Martin, E. P., Ahumada, E., King, S. M., & Kircher, P. (2013). The Development of an MPA Major Field Test. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 19(1), 97-115.

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