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P&R Responses for recommendation 77

Recommendation 77
Department Political Science
Consensus Opinion 8 out of 8 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation The Political Science department recommends enhancement for the Masters in Public Administration program which was accredited by the national association (National Association of Schools of Public Policy and Administration NASPPA) in 2006 for seven years. The site visit team for NASPPA lauded the quality of the program and the level of service provided to the students by the faculty. However, they also noted that the quality and service level was endangered by how thinly the existing faculty was spread, in particular they noted the number of theses/projects that the core faculty had to supervise and would need to supervise in the future if they succeeded in retaining the students who were then enrolled. Today, the program has grown further, and while the faculty has made some administrative changes to the program, the workload pressures are still there.

The key concerns and need for enhanced resources are due to: 1) the need to provide students with the necessary faculty guidance to complete culminating projects/theses, 2) a limited number and variety of elective course offerings, and 3) a desire to collaborate with related graduate programs, such as Regenerative Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Civil Engineering, to enhance the university’s focus on sustainability.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 77
Department Political Science
Consensus Opinion 8 out of 8 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Political Science Department strongly supports the recommendation for Enhanced Funding. Any increased resources will enhance our ability to maintain smaller upper division class sizes, implement our new required senior thesis and senior internship (i.e., capstone experience) requirements which begin with the 2008-09 academic year, and devote more attention to “learn by doing” activities such as various international relations “model” programs, mock trial, and the political campaigning class. Additional resources will also strengthen our ability to continue to provide mandatory advising for every student each quarter, including even more intensive work with at-risk students.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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