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BPA/341

Public Programs: Implement and Evaluate in a Dynamic Setting

Course level: Upper Division

3 credits

Total credits

5 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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This course focuses on the implementation of public policy decisions through the identification and development of specific methods for servicing the public good. It incorporates an emphasis on intergovernmental relations and the increasing use of private resources in the service delivery system. A strong emphasis is placed on evaluating both the delivery processes and service outcomes as a means to continuously improve service delivery effectiveness.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

  • Compare theories and approaches of policy implementation.
  • Identify obstacles and constraints to policy implementation.
  • Compare relationships between policy developers and policy implementers in various organizational environments.
  • Explain the difference between policy development and policy implementation.

  • Explain the role of external parties and influences in policy implementation.
  • Identify the functions of key actors in public policy implementation.
  • Evaluate the effect of intergovernmental relations on policy implementation.
  • Identify various public problems and policy alternatives.

  • Analyze the theories and approaches of public policy evaluation.
  • Identify obstacles and constraints to public policy evaluation.
  • Compare various methods of public policy evaluation.

  • Explain the necessity of policy evaluation.
  • Illustrate how policy evaluation affects programs.
  • Explain the use of internal and external feedback in the policy evaluation process.

  • Evaluate public program revision and termination processes.
  • Construct alternatives to public policy.

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