American Society for Public Administration
SECTION ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION
Balancing Theory & Practice in Public Service Professionalization
May 24 & 25, 2016
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Newark, New Jersey
The 39th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) provides a forum for:
The important relationship between theory and practice, and the need for reciprocity between scholars and practitioners, has long been recognized in the field of public administration. An abundance of academic journals support this with a range of studies over several decades that demonstrate the collective knowledge base derived from partnerships of this kind.
The ultimate goal of the conference is to promote and sustain professionalism in public service, among both academics and practitioners. Good practices in the field necessitate achieving a balance in theory and practice in the development and delivery of public administration curricula, and in programs that foster students' career development.
The forum is designed for public administration educators, practitioners, and students.
Ms. Joy McDonald
Ms. Joy McDonald, Manager of Information Technology at Rutgers University-Newark, will speak on “Strategies for Supportive Online Instruction.” Ms. McDonald has been working in academic technology for over twenty years, in both K-12 and higher education where she received her Masters in Educational Leadership. She has been with Rutgers University-Newark for over ten years and enjoys working with faculty to use technology in their teaching. She is involved in the evaluation, implementation and promotion of technology and how it can be used to support learning and the university’s initiatives.
Dr. William Howe
Dr. William Howe will speak on “Multicultural Education.” Dr. Howe has been the President of Multicultural Dimensions, his own training and consulting firm, since 1991. He has been an educator for 35 years and the former program manager for culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying and harassment, gender equity, and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education. Dr. Howe has a BA in Psychology from McMaster University; a BEd in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Western Ontario; a MS in Management Science from Lesley University School of Management, and his MA and EdD from Teachers College/Columbia University.
Other topics of presentation/discussion will include:
Pre-Conference Certificate Workshop:
(Separate registration required – limit 50 seats)
Everything You Need to Know and Understand about Teaching Technology for Public Administration
Schools of public administration have found it to be very challenging in trying to recruit and retain qualified faculty to teach this increasingly important course content. This workshop is designed for faculty willing and or able to expand current interests as well as for those who are looking to improve upon their skills in this area. Registrants will receive the latest textbook "Technology & Public Management" as part of the workshop, and through this intensive half-day course be made aware of the resources and methodology that can be used by non-technical faculty in teaching this subject. Participants will be given a model syllabus to review and critique as well as a host of invaluable resources one can turn to for more up-to-the minute information.
Participants will receive:
About the Instructors:
Questions about the conference may be sent to Dr. Lois M. Warner, Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-353-3678).
Planning Committee, School of Public Affairs and Administration