New MPA courses for students and professionals on Data Mining & Visualization and Collaborative Government


Course: 
PA 756:  Data Mininsomvisg & Visualization

Dates: 1/7, 1/9, 1/12, 1/14, 1/16

Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Time: 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

Room: Downtown Campus

Instructor: Genie Stowers

Units: 1

Course Description: With the advent of the open government movement throughout the world, more and more governments are putting their data online for citizens, nonprofits and private sector firms to use.  This has led to a new discipline, data science, and even a new type of job. This course will focus on tools that can be used to access and analyze data visualizations to help others understand the patterns and meanings within the data.

Course: PA 743:  Collaborative Government

Dates: 1/6, 1/8, 1/13, 1/155148-Collaborationpyramid

Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Room: Downtown Campus

Instructor: Glen Rojas

Units: 1

DescriptionThis course will discuss the history and the forces behind the evolution of intersectoral, intergovernmental, and inter-organizational collaboration and networking in public affairs, and their relevance to public administration. The course will examine the different typologies, characteristics, and goals of collaborative and network arrangements in various areas of public policy and service. Students will identify and analyze examples of collaborative government in the local community in terms of their performance, levels of citizen engagement, and accountability.

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