FA19_PAD4604_12636_CRUISE1 (2).docx - PAD 4604-001 Administrative Process and Ethics CRN 12636 3 Credit Hours Fall 2019*Distance Learning(DL Course

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PAD 4604-001: Administrative Process and Ethics CRN: 12636, 3 Credit Hours Fall 2019 *Distance Learning (DL) Course Instructor contact information : Dr. Peter Cruise, LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy, FAU School of Public Administration, Boca Raton, FL 33431 E-mail: [email protected] Phone and text: (561) 797-6509 Online office hours in the Canvas course meeting area, Tuesdays- 6:00-7:00pm (in synchronous or real time), or by appointment. Catalog Course Description Surveys the principles of administrative procedure, procedural due process, and regulatory procedures and considers administrative ethics in process. Focus on ethics in public administration including government, politics and nonprofit agencies. Supplemental Course Description Government and public employees are continually confronted with “decision dilemmas” and “wicked problems” which often do not have a facile or clear solution. Often, these dilemmas are the result of differing or conflicting ethical and moral ethos’ not simply because there is “one right way” (aside from legality, which too is based upon ethical precepts). Further, decisions to problems are also often guided by a particular ethical and moral approach, or framework. Thus, to better understand decision making and problem solving in the public sector it requires that we better understand the law, ethics, and administrative processes that influence and/or complicate said decisions. As such, this course provides an introduction to the law and ethics (and dilemmas!) faced by public administrators and public organizations on a nearly daily basis as they attempt to navigate a complex public milieu. The course is a theoretical and problem-based interdisciplinary class that addresses the major issues stemming from acting ethically in democratic regimes which a special focus on the organizational setting. It also deals with how the law, which governs how public administrators act, can pose ethical dilemmas, and in some cases ethical pitfalls for individuals and organizations alike. Therefore, while the course emphasizes the philosophical and theoretical foundations of ethics it is important that we situate them in the context of the practice of public administration/management and public organizations. 1
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Course Objectives This course will emphasize the connection between the legal environment of public administration and the ethical environment that public administrators must work in. The course materials will introduce students to the theories and practices associated with a constitutional democracy and identify the ethical issues arising from public administration in democratic governance. The course provides a foundation for understanding the principles and general concepts of the law, and how ethical issues often arise because of legal issues. Attention will be paid to federalism and the structure of the legal system in the U.S.
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