Teaching is an essential aspect of programs in public affairs and administration. Our students look to our faculties for substantive, enlivening courses. But effective pedagogy cannot be taken for granted. Although faculty members are both producers and consumers of pedagogical innovations, beyond the publication of textbooks those learning resources often enjoy only limited distribution. This compendium is an effort to bring together a broad array of teaching and learning resources in public affairs and administration.
Books | Websites | Cases and Simulations
Public Administration: An Introduction
Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester
(M.E. Sharpe, 2011)
Both comprehensive and cutting edge, Public Administration: An Introduction is a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration. It covers all the basic topics in detail, and also reflects new realities in public administration – innovations in e-government; the importance of new technology; changes in intergovernmental relations, especially the emphasis on interlocal and shared regional resources; and public performance and accountability initiatives. The text is designed to appeal to students. Each of the 14 chapters is generously illustrated with cartoons, quotes, and artwork – all reinforcing the theme that the field of PA is rooted in the cultural and political world. Each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms, exercises, and additional resources. An online Instructor's Manual with a test bank; additional cases, exercises, and teaching resources; and links to videos are available to adopters.
AVAILABLE FROM: M.E. Sharpe
Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration,
Marc Holzer, Editor; Peter Hoontis, Associate Editor
NASPAA's Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration, Second Edition, developed by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark, brings together a broad array of teaching and learning resources in public affairs and administration and makes each available via a web link. Over 2,000 resources and web links are provided in the areas of instructional resources, academic integrity, cases for the classroom, syllabi, textbooks and publishers, simulations, and teaching statistics/research methods.
DOWNLOAD: Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration (pdf)
Cases and Simulations Portal for Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Access cases, simulations, and related multimedia resources that highlight the advances, innovations, challenges, and trends in the public and nonprofit sectors – for free.
Sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), this is a free, publically accessible online database created for:
- public and nonprofit service faculty
- elected officials
This digitized network brings together a broad array of teaching and learning resources in public and nonprofit administration, and each case or simulation is directly available in full text format through the portal. The database is continuously updated and reflects the most current perspectives affecting the public and nonprofit sectors throughout the globe.
Once registered, you are welcome to access all of the resources available through the Rutgers-Newark SPAA Portal. Registration is a free and simple process.