Draft Mission Statement: The Master of Public Administration Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed to preparing professional public managers, public officials and citizens to meet and accept the challenges of public service in government and non-profit sectors, serve the profession and all levels of government by advancing discipline knowledge through scholarly research, and extending to all communities and sectors—from local to international—faculty expertise and intellectual resources.
MPA Mission Statement and Board of Advisors: The MPA Board of Advisors has approved a mission statement for the program—see above. At the moment, the mission statement is being circulated to all members of the faculty and to Board members unable to attend the March 18th meeting for final “markup” and presentation in final form at the next Board meeting.
MPA Interest Survey: Our survey—distributed last month—both for interest and data base upgrade—was informative. I urge any faculty member who has not had the survey completed, to please do so—it is not too late. With N = 57, here is a summary of responses.
|Bachelor||BA/S some grad||Master||Doctorate|
|Health Admin||Criminal Justice|
|Not declared, but interested in concentrations available||9||2|
|Yes %||High/Very High Interest % (Likert Scale)|
|Interested in Emergency Management Concentration (or courses) if offered||39%||91%|
|Interested in Non-Profit Concentration (or courses) if offered||47%||70%|
|Interested in Urban/Rural Planning Concentration (or courses) if offered||35%||80%|
Other = faculty/staff , holding Ph.D., taking course
Graduate Council: At the last Graduate Council, we were informed that the Graduate School would now be able to share their database with program directors. In this way we can improve tracking of interest in the MPA program. For example: a review of interest from prospective students regarding the MPA shows that continued growth in the MPA program is on the horizon. Our office will send a follow-up letter to all those who have inquired.
China Update: Dr. Bill Albrecht has returned from teaching MPM 503, Economic Analysis for Managers (elective) in XuZhou. Dr Schneider will be the next faculty member to go to CUMT. He is scheduled to leave in early June.
Correction: In the last newsletter we stated under the heading Ratio of MPA Classes: that in the Fall 2003 semester there were 61 graduate course offerings. The MPA program had 12 offerings in Fall 2003. The MPA program was responsible for 20% of all course offerings in the Graduate School. When one considers that there are seven graduate programs on campus, it is obvious that our students are serviced well by the amount of courses available to them.
This was an understatement. Please read the last sentence as:
When one considers that there are 15 graduate programs on campus, it is obvious that our students are serviced well by the amount of courses available to them.
Alumni News: We send out congratulations to the following alumni/students:
Condolences: To the Family of Teddy Locklear ’03. Teddy died Thursday morning, March 18 at his home in Hoke County.
Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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