Management and Leadership (Program Level)
Instrument: Random sample of two-page management and applied analysis papers from PPA 5000 and PPA 6520.
Rubric: Effectiveness of management application rubric.
Target: Successful application should improve significantly between PPA 5000 and PPA 6520. Absolute standard: 80% of MPA students should score at least 82%. Scores should increase significantly between PPA 5000 and PPA 6520.
Implementation plan: Fall 2016 for PPA 5000; Spring 2017 for PPA 6520. Analysis to be done in June 2017.
Evaluation: All faculty in June 2017.
Instrument: Perry Public Service Motivation Survey (12-item scale evaluated by Coursey, Perry, Brudney, and Littlepage).
Rubric: Scores on survey instrument.
Standards: Student public service motivation should increase significantly over the course the MPA program.
Implementation: Fall 2016, Spring 2017 in PPA 5000 and PPA 6980.
Evaluation: All faculty. This will take place in a meeting in June 2017.
Instrument: Program evaluation final report in PPA 5020.
Rubric: Program evaluation report rubric
Standard: At least 90% of MPA students should receive an acceptable grade (at least a B) on the final project project, an acceptable rating from program evaluation sponsors, and an acceptable teamwork rating by their fellow students.
Implementation plan: Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Implementing faculty: PPA 5020. Evaluation by all faculty in June 2017.