Orientation Session Master of Public Administration August 23, 2013 The LSU MPA Celebration of 40 Years of Excellence 1972-1973 through 2012-2013 • Mark Emmert, President of NCAA, former member of the PAI Faculty, September 2012 • State Capitol, Fiscal Evolution, 1970s through the present with reception at former home of Earl K. Long, November 2012 • Sean O’Keefe, CEO and President of EADS, North American, former Director of NASA and Secretary of the Navy, and former faculty member of PAI, March 2013 • Sponsor of Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, March 2013, – Jay Dardenne, Lieutenant Governor, Plenary Speaker – Mary Landrieu, Luncheon Honoring PA Leaders in Louisiana – Opening Reception at Cabildo Celebration of 40 Years of Excellence 1972-1973 through 2012-2013 • Sponsor of the Western Social Science Association Meetings, Budgeting and Financial Management • PAISA Day with Four Former Governors Participating in Round Table Discussion of Politics and Policy – – – – Edwin W. Edwards Buddy Roemer Mike Foster Kathleen Babineaux Blanco MPA Graduates, 1974 through 2012 400male 447female 350 300 250 200 Male 150 66 Female 100 50 187 White 594 Black All Others 0 White Black All Others We Are Now Ready to Start the Next 40 Years!!! Introduction of Students • • • • • • Name Undergraduate Background Home Town Work Family Leisure Activity LSU MPA, Academic 2013-2014 LSU MPA, Fall 2013 Race and Ethnicity, LSU MPA Fall 2013 Female White Male Black Others LSU MPA, 2013-2014 Full time Part time LSU PAI FACULTY Faculty Introductions Arjen Boin • Adjunct Professor of Public Administration • Research focus on Crisis Management, Public Policy, and Organizational Behavior • Faculty member of Utrecht University in the Netherlands • He is on the LSU campus during the spring semester teaching the course in Crisis Management • His affiliation with LSU is noted on all of his publications and the LSU faculty • Jointly working on professional programs internationally. • PADM 7980 Faculty Introductions Suzy Caleo • Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration • Ph.D and Master’s from New York University • Undergraduate degree from Florida International University • Research Interests includes Organizational Justice, Workplace Diversity, and Stereotyping and Discrimination • Also teaching a course in the Department of Management • PADM 7911 Faculty Introductions Roy Heidelberg • Assistant Professor of Public Administration • Ph.D, John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University • 2007 graduate of the LSU MPA program and graduate of The Scholar’s College at Northwestern State University • Public Policy, Research Methods, Housing Policy, Public Administration Theory • Published and presented work on simulation in Simulation for Policy Inquiry, Summer 2012 • Major Grant for Housing Needs Assessment • PADM 7910, PADM 7904 Faculty Introductions Jared Llorens • Associate Professor of Public Administration • Ph.D, University of Georgia • Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy in Austin and undergraduate from Loyola University in New Orleans; • Specializes in human resources, research methods, statistics, and public management. • Third author on leading public personnel textbook (Klinger, Nalbandium, and Llorens); Editorial Board of Review of Public Personnel Administration and Public Administration • Federal Salary Council for U. 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Office of Public Personnel and visit to Beijing, China on behalf of American Society for Public Administration • PADM 5010, PADM 7912 Faculty Introductions Astrid Merget • • • • Professor of Public Administration Former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of LSU Former advisor to Carter and Clinton administrations Former Dean of the School of Environmental & Public Affairs at Indiana University and Associate Dean at Maxwell School at Syracuse University • Public Policy and program evaluation. • Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration, including other fellows in National Academy – – – Thad Allen, Point Man for Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina Bobby Inman, retired Admiral, Director of National Security Agency, at LBJ School of Public Policy Colin Powell, former Secretary of State • Chair of the Board of Directors, National Council for Science and the Environment • PADM 7902, PADM 7917 Faculty Introductions Boris Morozov • • • • Assistant Professor of Public Administration Ph.D, University of Nebraska at Omaha MBA from University of Nebraska at Omaha Budgeting, financial management, and international public administration • Organize budgeting and financial management sessions at Western Social Science Association • “Local Government Revenue Trends and Challenges,” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management • PADM 7914, PADM 7710 Faculty Introductions Jim Richardson • Alumni Professor of Economics and Public Administration and Director of the Public Administration Institute • Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan • Economist on the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference • Worked with persons from Brookings Institution and Wharton School of Finance on dealing with megacatastrophes • Worked with group from Harvard and urban experts from Boston and New York on downtown development in Baton Rouge • Asked by Mayor of New Orleans to set up team of economists to help with economic development issues in New Orleans • Specializes in public finance, energy economics, and forecasting • PADM 5600, ECON 4110, PADM 7900 Faculty Introductions Dick White • • • • • • • • Professor of Public Administration Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg Officer in the Coast Guard Former Assistant to the Vice President of the United States on Drug Policy Author of Kingfish, a book about Huey Long; Roosevelt the Reformer: Theodore Roosevelt as Civil Service Commissioner, 1889-1895; and Will Rogers: A Political Life Special article on George Tenet in PAR Public Administration theory, state and local administration, public management Dean of the E. 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Ourso College of Business Adjunct Faculty Introductions Ms. Melissa Flournoy Mr. Paul Salles • Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Louisiana • Former Head of the Rand Corporation, Gulf States • Former Head of Louisiana Association of Nonprofits • President/CEO Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans and Executive VP, Louisiana Hospital Association Introducing the Public Administration Institute Criteria for National Excellence in Public Administration • Accreditation by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) • Rankings in US News and World Report • Recognition of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) for academic scholars and practitioners • Research productivity • Awards given by ASPA and NASPAA • Activities of faculty members in advising federal, state, and local governments • Job placement of students Accreditation Fully accredited through 2016 Student Success • Ultimate success of any professional program is what happens to the students • Do they get jobs that they really want? • We will focus on the placement of students near the end of the orientation session. Description of MPA Program • Core Course • Areas of Specialization • Teaching Methods Core Courses 33 Credit Hours of Core Courses Core Courses Course Number Course Title Instructor When Offered PADM 7910 Public Administration Theory and Practice Heidelberg Fall PADM 7912 Public Personnel Policy Llorens Spring PADM 7911 Organizational Analysis Caleo Fall & Spring Core Courses Course Number Course Title Instructor When Offered PADM 7914 Public Budgeting – MUST take Budgeting before Financial Mgt Morozov Fall & Spring PADM 7710 Financial Management Morozov Fall & Spring PADM 5010 Statistics Llorens Fall PADM 7917 Program Evaluation – MUST have statistics first Merget Fall & Spring Core Courses Course Number Course Title Instructor When Offered PADM 5600 Economics Richardson Fall ECON 4110 Public Finance Richardson Fall PADM 7850 Or PADM 7851 Internship or Practicum – can take only after 15 hours in graduate work. Faculty Fall, Spring, or Summer PADM 7900 Colloquium – year you graduate Richardson Spring New Students: Fall Semester Part-time PADM 7910 PADM 5010 or PADM 5600 or PADM 7911 Full-time Student PADM 5010 PADM 5600 PADM 7910 PADM 7914 or PADM 7911 New Students: Spring Semester Part-time PADM 7912 PADM 7911 or PADM 7914 Full-time Student PADM 7912 PADM 7911 PADM 7914 PADM 7917 Specialization/Electives • 9 hours of course work • Selected in consultation with Director of Public Administration Institute • Courses do not have to be in PAI but we are offering a number of electives to assist the student in their educational process • Area of specialization should supplement your core program. Electives Public Management Public Policy PADM 7913 Advanced Topics in Human Resources Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sector PADM 7902 Public Policy PADM 7902 Public Policy PADM 7610 Healthcare Organization and Finance PADM 7915 Technology and Innovation in Public Sector PADM 7916 State and Local Government Administration PADM 7904 Seminar in Policy Dilemmas and Decisions PADM 7610 Healthcare Organization and Finance PADM 7904 Seminar in Policy Dilemmas and Decisions PADM 7980 Crisis Management PADM 7620 Strategic Management of Healthcare PADM 7640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management PADM 7920 Ethics in the Public Service PADM 7980 Crisis Management PADM 7916 State and Local Government Administration PADM 7915 Technology and Innovation in Public Sector PADM 7925 Seminar in Nonprofit Management PADM 7970 Fundraising and Grant Writing PADM 7920 Ethics in the Public Service Other Areas of Specialization can be supplemented by courses from other departments with approval of the Director or designated faculty advisor within the Public Administration Institute Teaching Methods • • • • • • • • Lectures Case Studies Web-based Learning Group Projects Service Learning Tutorials Combinations and Others A Diversity of Methods – we all teach and learn in many different ways Student Participation and Evaluation • Major Research Papers • Analytical Studies • One to two page summaries of problem and solution • Public Presentations • Take-home examinations • In class examinations • Group Projects • Faculty Job: Critique, Evaluate, Improve The Academic Experience Academic Integrity • The fundamental premise upon which all academic pursuits are built is that everyone, faculty and students, abides by the rules which govern an academic institution • The number one rule is: WE DO NOT CHEAT. Methods of Cheating • • • • Looking on a neighbor’s paper during an examination Using a person’s paper from another class Buying a paper from the Internet Any other method of having someone else do the work for you • Plagiarism – copying information from another book or article and including it in your paper as your own work. You must document facts that are not “conventional wisdom,” quotations, and other materials taken from other sources • Any other method of using someone else’s work as your own Team Projects • You will be asked to work together in some classes, just as you will be asked to work together in your professional life. Teamwork is just that—Teamwork. Everyone contributes to the project. • Professors will establish the ground rules for Team Projects Studying and Working Together • Students should study together; work together to better understand the material; chat about the topics being discussed in class; in fact, you may learn more studying as a group than you learn individually in a class. We do not want to temper your participation in group study activities. • You have to make the distinction between studying together and having someone else do the work for you. MPA Portfolio The MPA Portfolio!!! MPA Portfolio What is it? • Student is required to maintain a record of his or her studies including o o o o o o o o Current resume of student Syllabi of ALL courses taken, including electives All papers prepared in each class – keep copy of such papers All quizzes, tests, and examinations taken and returned Internship report Conferences attended Public presentations Professional goals and aspirations MPA Portfolio When is it evaluated? • Submitted to faculty at time of Exit Examination which is during the semester of graduation • Public Administration Institute will notify each applicant for graduation that he or she should bring MPA Portfolio with him or her to the exit examination • MPA Portfolio will be returned to the student after the exit examination MPA Portfolio What is it its purpose? • Connect a student’s academic experience to professional preparation and career development • Integrate information from the various courses within the MPA curriculum • Encourage students to examine progress and training throughout the program • Provide reference for students as they begin careers • Reminder of academic training as students begin interview process and career opportunities Public Administration Internship or Practicum A Core Course Internship or Practicum What is the purpose? • Relate classroom work and academic training to work experience • Think about and make use of your classroom experience as you are working through a real world problem • Maintain record of your activities in work environment Internship or Practicum PADM 7850 – Internship • Internship is for pre-service student; typically you are a full-time student • Student must have at least 15 hours of graduate credit in order to take this course with these 15 hours being in Public Administration • Internships should be work experience in which person is dealing with substantive issues o Not a job in which you are answering phone or sorting mail o We understand you will not be making decisions for, as example, the Department of Health and Hospitals Internship or Practicum PADM 7851 – Practicum • Practicum is for in-service student; student has a full-time job • Student must have at least 15 hours of graduate credit to sign up for this course with these 15 hours being in Public Adminisration • Practicum is tying your work place, a job that you had prior to joining the MPA program, and relating the work environment to your classroom training Internships in Previous Years • LSU International Services Office • Louisiana Office of Risk Management • Center for Family and Youth Services, Inc. • EBR Library System • Louisiana Senate • Pennington Biomedical Foundation • Council for A Better Louisiana • Office of Public Health Agency, Department of Health and Hospitals • Department of Elections • LSU Health Sciences Center Health Care Services Division • LSU Health Care Center – Shreveport Recent Internships • Louisiana Department of Education, Policy Issues • U.S Department of the Interior • Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau • Louisiana Department of Education, Management and Finance • Louisiana Office of Risk Management • Louisiana Lupus Foundation • Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise • LIFT in New York • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals • Overton Brooks VA Medical Center • Our Lady of the Lake • Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Location of Internships • Internships do not have to be in Baton Rouge • Internships have been in o Los Angeles o New York o Colorado o Shreveport o Washington, D.C. o Ireland o New Orleans o Lake Charles o Lafayette o Ecuador Internship vs. Practicum • If you already have a job, you will take the Practicum. We develop a project related to your job. The purpose is to connect what you are studying in the MPA program to your work experience. • If you are a student without a job or a job that qualifies for an Internship, the PAI works with the student to acquire an internship. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to get the internship. The PAI will provide contacts, let students know about possible internships, and make recommendations. Internship vs. Practicum You do not take both the Internship and the Practicum. You take either PADM 7850 (Internship) OR PADM 7851 (Practicum). Job Opportunities Job Opportunities Presidential Management Fellowship Program • Must apply in fall semester before you expect to graduate in December of that year or May of the next year. • Nominating process through LSU • Competing with students from throughout the nation for jobs with federal agencies Job Opportunities Presidential Management Fellowship Program • Application due in October • Nomination by end of October • Invited to Testing and Evaluation in January/February • Notified of selection as Finalist • Federal Agencies will contact for interviews Job Opportunities Presidential Management Fellowship Program • A student is working for the FBI; two students are working for Center for Disease Control; one is working for Homeland Security; two are working for NASA; one is working for EPA; one is working for Department of Justice; numerous students are working on Capitol Hill; one student worked for the LSU System in DC. • The faculty will assist the student in preparing for the offcampus screening. Job Opportunities Other Beginning Jobs • • • • • City of Phoenix State of New York City of Dallas Supreme Court Louisiana has an internship in which a student with an MPA can work as an intern for a state agency without taking the Civil Service Exam. The student can then move up to other job opportunities after two years as an intern. Job Opportunities State • LA Senate and House of Representatives • Legislative Auditor’s Office • Legislative Fiscal Office • Division of Administration • Board of Regents • Office of Governor • State Civil Service • Louisiana State University • State Agencies Local • • • • • Calcasieu Parish City of Baton Rouge Iberville Parish Shreveport Jefferson Parish Job Opportunities Non-profit and Private Opportunities • Governmental Relations o Lobbyists, trade associations, and governmental representatives • Healthcare Providers o o o o Hospitals Pharmaceutical companies Managed care units Nursing home administration • Research Organizations o Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana o Wyoming Tax Commission • Consulting Opportunities PAISA PAISA 2012 PAISA Officers President: Haley Armand Vice President: Ronnie Downey Secretary: Brendan Buras Public Relations: Patrick Roques Communications Chair: Britain Carbins Treasurer: Robby Abboud Philanthropy Chair: Alex Pace Professional Development Chair: to be filled Social Chair: to be filled PAISA Benefits of PAISA • Networking – build relationships with peers, alumni, faculty and staff • Academic Mentoring – have access to second year students for advice on courses and the university • Social Events – access to PAISA’s social calendar PLUS cheaper admission to PAISA events • Community Building – opportunity to reach out to the surrounding community through a wealth of philanthropic events • Professional Development – access to conferences and professional events to advance your career before graduation PAISA Mark Your Calendars! • Tiger Stadium Clean-up o Fundraising activity o Date TBD • PAISA Legacy Ball o December 13, 2013 o Rotunda, Business Education Complex • More dates to come! o Multiple socials and volunteer events PAISA Want to join? • Feel free to talk with one of the many officers and PAISA members here today! • Like us on facebook: facebook.com/PAIStudentAssociation • Email us at [email protected] LSU MPAs WHAT HAVE THEY DONE? PAI Advisory Board • • • • • • • • • Haley Armand, Student Representative Paige Brockhoeft, NASA Mark Cooper, Executive for Wal-Mart, Emergency Management Phil Frost, Executive Director, Baton Rouge Zoo Patrick Goldsmith, LA House of Representatives Fiscal Division Rose Hudson, President Louisiana Lottery Genny May, U.S. Marshall, New Orleans Gordon Monk, Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office, Retired Jessica Monroe, Johnson and Johnson PAI Advisory Board • • • • • Sherry Phillips-Hymel, Senate Budget Office Earl Randall, U.S. Department of HUD Kim Hunter-Reed, Senior Consultant, HCM Strategists Kim Robinson, Jones-Walker Bill Silvia, Retired Vice President LSU System and consultant to Pennington Biomedical Research Center • Jon Soileau, Performance Manager, City of New Orleans Special Guests: All LSU MPAs • Ms. Marie Frank o Executive Director, Procurement and Services • Mr. Carlos Malbrew o Coordinator, Human Resources Management • Mr. Todd Barre o Director, Agricultural Chancellor • Ms. Chaunda Allen o Assistant to the Provost, Multicultural Program • Mr. Jason Droddy o Director, President’s Office Final Announcements • Classes begin on Monday, August 26. • PAISA is planning a series of events – make sure you keep up with what your student association is doing. • PAI is planning events throughout the year • We will keep you posted on class options for the 2014 spring and summer semesters as soon as the schedules are completed. Reception The reception is being held on the first floor of the Rotunda building. Door prizes will be given including tickets to LSU Football Games!! Closing Remarks Get Ready for Class. Thanks for coming. And See You at Reception!!!