Ways in which public administration should be studied

The function of the government is rooted in the notion that different levels of the government concentrate on different kinds of services. For the purpose of studying public administration, we know that the government varies by level such as federal, state, and local; by function; and by the agency or group that finally delivers the goods and services.

  1. Research and provide an example to illustrate the goods and services provided by each level of the government—federal, state, and local.
  2. Evaluate and explain how this affects the way public administration is or should be studied.

 

 

Grading Criteria

 

 

Objectives Unacceptable Emerging (F through D Range) Satisfactory (C Range) Above Average (B Range) Exemplary (A Range) Actual Possible
 0 Points 1 to 27 Points 28 to 31 Points 32 to 35 Points 36 to 40 Points   40
Quality of Initial Posting No initial posting to evaluate. The information provided is inaccurate, not focused on the assignment’s topic, and/or does not answer the question(s) fully. Response demonstrates incomplete understanding of the topic and/or inadequate preparation. The information provided is accurate, giving a basic understanding of the topic(s) covered. A basic understanding is when you are able to describe the terms and concepts covered. Despite this basic understanding, initial posting may not include complete development of all aspects of the assignment. The information provided is accurate, displaying a good understanding of the topic(s) covered. A good understanding is when you are able to explain the terms and topics covered. Initial posting demonstrates sincere reflection and addresses most aspects of the assignment, although all concepts may not be fully developed. The information provided is accurate, providing an in-depth, well thought-out understanding of the topic(s) covered. An in-depth understanding provides an analysis of the information, synthesizing what is learned from the course/assigned readings.
Participation in Discussion 0 Points 1 to 13 Points 14 to 15 Points 16 to 17 Points 18 to 20 Points   20
No responses to other classmates in this discussion forum. May include one or more of the following:      *Comments to only one other student’s post. *Comments are not substantive, such as just one line or saying, “Good job,” or “I agree.” *Comments are off topic. Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts but only on one day of the week. Comments are substantive, meaning you reflect and expand on what the other students wrote. Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts on more than one day. Comments are substantive, meaning they reflect and expand on what the other students wrote. Comments to two or more classmates’ initial posts and to the instructor’s comment (if applicable) on more than two days. Responses demonstrate an analysis of peers’ comments, building on previous posts. Comments extend and deepen meaningful conversation and may include a follow-up question.
Writing Mechanics (Spelling, Grammar, APA) and information literacy 0 Points 1 to 13 Points 14 to 15 Points 16 to 17 Points 18 to 20 Points   20
No postings for which to evaluate language and grammar. Numerous issues in any of the following: grammar, mechanics, spelling, use of slang, and incomplete or missing APA citations and references. If required for the assignment, did not use course, text, and/or outside readings (where relevant) to support work. Some spelling, grammatical, and/or structural errors. Some errors in APA formatting (citations and references).  If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for initial post but not comments to other students. Sources include course/text readings but outside sources (when relevant) include non-academic/authoritative, such as Wikis and .com resources. Minor errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in the initial posting. Minor errors in APA formatting (citations and references). If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and some of the comments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov websites, professional organization websites). Minor to no errors in grammar, mechanics, or spelling in both the initial post and comments to others. APA formatting is correct. If required for the assignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and the comments to other students.  Sources include course and text readings as well as outside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g., journal articles, other text books, .gov websites, professional organization websites).
COMMENTS:       Place your substantive comments here including what went well  (needs to continue) as well as areas for improvement to achieve specified learning outcomes.   It is important to individualize feedback and to ensure coaching for improved achievement of learning outcomes in future assignments.  It is acceptable to place comments directly within the rubric in the specific criteria area where additional coaching comments need to take place. Total 0 80
Late Deduction (if applicable) 0  
Total Points 0 80