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Engagement and Collaboration MPA Online

Great Virtual Teamwork

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) Online education is programming that the USC Price School has been perfecting for ten years. The MPA online program has been wildly enhanced by implementation of soft skills learning along with the usual critical thinking and analytic lessons for students.  Students in the MPAOL program report participating in more […]

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MPA Online Research

Academic Honors for the MPA Online Program and Student Capstone Reports!

By MPAOL Faculty and Staff USC Price School has announced the 2020 John Randolph and Dora Haynes Award for the Outstanding and Honorable Mention Capstone projects for the master’s in public administration program. This year’s nominated projects covered a wide array of critical and timely public administration and nonprofit management research topics using a rich and diverse […]

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MPA Online Online Learning Online Teaching

Problem or Opportunity? The Sudden Move to Online

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) Much has been made (and rightly so) about the problems involved in the sudden move of most of the nation’s universities to online classes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no doubt that many faculty and students have struggled with the concepts and processes of remote […]

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Engagement and Collaboration 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 Online Teaching

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 […]