PRESENTATIONS: WILL BE DELIVERED IN REVERSE ALPHABETICAL ORDER -(you can trade weeks among yourselves). If you plan to employ a Power Point presentation (desirable) let me know beforehand.
FINAL EXAMINATION (typed) A take-home essay exam will be given to be handed in (hard copy only) as indicated in class.
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PUAD 700Dr. Brack Brown
Ethical Dimensions of Public Administration
Your one to two-page typed proposal (with cover page) should roughly contain the following elements. Note:there are only 3 parts
1Cover page includes course data & an informative, interesting title followed by ‘Research Paper Proposal’. Retain a copy for yourself.
2Description of the proposed topic:(narrative, not outline)
-- What is the ethical dilemma? What ethical issues are in play?
-- Importance of the subject and questions to be answered.
-- Exactly how are public agencies and administrators involved?
-- What kind of sources will be used including scholarly journal articles and books?
3Attempt a rough outline; one that shows your plan for structuring the paper (maximum 1 page).
-- The outline should follow the standard format, i.e. I., A., 1.,2., 3., a., b.; II. A, etc. format. At this stage it can be very approximate. --- The idea is to encourage you to think through some kind of logical approach to the subject –with a beginning, middle, and end.
4Sample bibliography: (Scholarly and documentary items that are relevant to your research and that clearly target ethics)
-- Articles, esp. those from administrative, ethics, & other professional journals. (At this stage note only a few samples)
-- Books (including ones that deal with the general relevant ethical problems or principles as well as those dealing with the particular public administration subject/issue in question)
-- Other (documents, reports, interviews, surveys, etc.). World Wide Web sources should not constitute more than half your sources (unless they are on-line journals, books, or official documents). The point – to show you have started to uncover