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Leadership and Management MPA Online Public Policy

Opportunity Knocks, PAs

By Dr. Matthew Wheeler, Adjunct Associate Professor Guess what, public administrators… there’s a knock at our door.  That sound?  Why yes, that is opportunity.  Perhaps relevance, legitimacy and validation knocking too.  Of course, we all understand our value as fiduciaries of public interest.  However; we also understand our own professional achilles of the public recognizing […]

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MPA Online Online Learning

What’s included in an online Discussion?

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) Looking back on early courses taught in our online USC Price Master in Public Administration program (yes, Virginia, those course records live forever in the cloud), I’m slightly appalled. Over the years, students and our alumni have stoked a sense that the Price MPA online program teaches with […]

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Academic Integrity Capstone Engagement and Collaboration MPA Online Online Learning

Five Ways Colleges are Moving Final Exams Online

By Dr. William Leach, Associate Professor (Teaching) It’s Finals Week, campus has been closed since mid-March, but your professors are determined to finish the semester, ready or not. With social distancing mandated nationwide, taking your final exams the normal way – showing up in class, Blue Book in hand – is not an option. So, […]

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Leadership and Management MPA Online Online Learning

Welcome to Your Brave New (Online) Classroom

By Dr. Kelly Campbell Rawlings, Associate Professor (Teaching) Every day it is becoming increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to have much wider- and longer-reaching impacts on how we deliver and teach our courses. To date, faculty around the world and across universities, disciplines, and departments have been scrambling, with varying levels of […]

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MPA Online Online Learning

A real-time laboratory for learning

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) As my spring MPA capstone students were winding up their project reports, questions came up about whether and how to incorporate the real-time impact of the coronavirus crisis into the recommendations students had crafted for their clients. How could they offer any useful insights for their clients about […]