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Term Project – (Issue Paper) Issue Papers are short analyses of controversial i

Term Project – (Issue Paper)
Issue Papers are short analyses of controversial issues in public policymaking, management, and administration. The
term project provides practical experience in critically analyzing policy issues and preparing concise yet thorough
summaries for busy policymakers.
Each student will select a unique public policy issue for the analysis and explain the policy issue using
one of the paradigms of public policymaking (incrementalist or rationalist). See Chapter 10 in Henry.
If you choose to explain your issue using the Incrementalist Paradigm of Public Policymaking, select and
incorporate one or more of the six subsets (Elite, Group, System, Institutionalist, Neo-Institutionalist, Organized
Anarchy). If you use the Rationalist Paradigm of Public Policymaking, select and incorporate one or more of the
analytic models/theories (Rational Choice Model, The Public Goods and Services Model). You can also choose
the Strategic Planning Paradigm.
The issues may be federal, state, or local, but should have broad appeal. In other words, an issue that is entirely
specific to your employer would not be appropriate for this assignment.
Possible topics include but are not limited to criminal justice, health and welfare, education, economic policy,
taxation, international trade and immigration, environmental protection, civil rights, federalism, national defense,
or nonprofit administration issues. Through the writing and research process, you will develop a critical
understanding of individual and social behavior through the concepts, theories, and social sciences methods. You are
required to incorporate material from both textbooks Henry and Shafritiz).
By the third week, each student should provide me with a short summary (one-paragraph) descriiption of the specific
issue he or she has selected. The descriiption should include the specific proposal or policy problem to be analyzed.
If you have difficulty finding an issue, I will guide you. The summary allows me to give you individual feedback.
The paper should be through the lens of a policymaker as if you were preparing it for a policy maker (or group of
policymakers) with only superficial knowledge of the issue. Final papers must be 12-15 pages in length (not
including title page or appendices) and should follow the format below. (Include the following headings in the issue
paper: Introduction, Background, Alternatives, and Recommendations).
1. Introduction
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In this section, you should specifically identify and define the issue or problem you are studying and outline its
importance. Describe the paradigm(s) and model(s)/theory(s) used to explain your policy issue. You can also use
this section to limit the issue (i.e., describe the aspects of the issue you will not touch upon).
1. Background
In this section, you should briefly describe the history of the issue, literature review, trends, and current status. You
can also provide context by describing relevant developments in other localities, states, or countries.
III. Alternatives
This section should describe various policy options that are available to address the issue. In some cases, there may
be essentially two options (“yes, we should do this”, and “no, we should not”). With each alternative, you must also
specifically describe the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed alternative. In this section, you can apply
another paradigm and/or analytic models/theories to explain issue alternatives.
IV. Recommendation
In this section, you should weigh the evidence and recommend (one or more) of the alternatives described in section
III. You must be specific about how you reached your conclusions and on what evidence you based your
recommendation. In this section, you can apply other analytic models/theories to explain issue recommendations.
Support all information with academically qualified references; however, emphasis should also be placed on original
thought. The paper aims to provide a practical exercise that integrates public policy/management theory with
practical application and gives you the experience to identify and define the principles, strategies, and theories in the
public sector.
The paper should be typed and be 12-15 pages in length, not including the cover page. Only one source page will
count toward the 12-15 pages. Include a minimum of five (5) academic sources, including the textbook. (Wikipedia
is not an academic source.) Cite all references using the APA citation style. Papers are evaluated using the
distribution/general education learning goals and the students’ ability to synthesize the material and provide a
critical analysis of the issues. This paper should reflect graduate-level work in content, appearance, organization,
grammar, and effort.

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1. Justify sample size in quantitative archival secondary research 2 paragr

1. Justify sample size in quantitative archival secondary
research 2 paragraphs.
2. Explain the recruitment process for quantitative archival
secondary research 2 paragraphs.
Provide 3 references for each using APA formating.
Provide at least 3 references for each

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1. Justify sample size in quantitative archival secondary research 2 paragr

1. Justify sample size in quantitative archival secondary
research 2 paragraphs.
2. Explain the recruitment process for quantitative archival
secondary research 2 paragraphs.
Provide 3 references for each using APA formating.
Provide at least 3 references for each

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Submit Your Policy Memo Part A Completion requirements Due: Sunday, February 5,

Submit Your Policy Memo Part A
Completion requirements
Due: Sunday, February 5, 2023, 11:55 PM
This is the first part of a two-part policy memo you will write based on the material gathered by all members of your team. Although information gathering and interpretation is a group project, the memos are strictly individual projects.
Note: Both parts of the memo should be fully referenced. Please remember that a URL or hyperlink is not a proper bibliographic reference.
Goals
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your ability to meet the following course learning objectives:
Apply the 8 steps of policy analysis to a variety of policy issues, including one in-depth issue
Produce a well-researched, logically constructed, and clearly written policy memo that provides insights into the policy problem and potential solutions
Demonstrate ingenuity in solving problems, openness to competing perspectives, skepticism toward conventional wisdom, political awareness, care for people affected by policies, a strong ethical compass, and a team-based learning approach to the policy analysis process
Policy Memo Part A – Problem Analysis, Criteria, and Options
This memo will:
Verify, define, and scope the policy problem using available evidence and appropriate frameworks.
Briefly explain the relevant status quo (current) policy, and how its failings contribute to the policy problem.
Present criteria for assessing outcomes and explain your choice of criteria.
Present 3 or 4 promising alternatives to current policy (i.e., policy options). Please focus on quality rather than quantity – 4 is the maximum number of options.
Please ensure coherence in your policy memo and keep the submission between 2500-3000 words. The criteria should operationalize the policy goals and the options should address the problem as you have defined it.
Note: Students are highly encouraged to refer to the Writing Guide (see Important Documents & Resources) for writing tips and advice specific to writing a policy memo. Please refer to the PUAD 606 Policy Memo Outline for guidance on organizing and formatting the memo, including headings.
Grading: For grading expectations, see the PUAD 606 Policy Memo Rubric (under Important Documents & Resources).
Due Date: Please submit by Sunday, 11:55pm ET.

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1. List & describe what types of inform. & links should be included on a local g

1. List & describe what types of inform. & links should be included on a local government’s homepage. What type of content is import. to you & not important to
you as a citizen? Use the article Redevelopment Ready Communities Michigan Economic to answer this question.
2. List & describe how local government websites can be made more accessible for citizens w/impairments & disabilities.

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1. List & describe what types of inform. & links should be included on a local g

1. List & describe what types of inform. & links should be included on a local government’s homepage. What type of content is import. to you & not important to
you as a citizen? Use the article Redevelopment Ready Communities Michigan Economic to answer this question.
2. List & describe how local government websites can be made more accessible for citizens w/impairments & disabilities.

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Read the article provided and create a memo answering the following questions.

Read the article provided and create a memo answering the following questions. 1. What is the logic of offering this as a benefit? 2. What are the purported benefits to employees? 3. What are the purported benefits to the work organization? 4. Are there any problems or issues to consider with this benefit? 5. Are there other options for meeting the needs of employees? MUST BE IN MEMO FORMAT. Answer the questions provided and short 4 sentence summary explaining the memo topic. Attached is example of a memo format. Attached is the reading document that needs to be focused on. Single Spaced. 2 Pages.

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MEMO STYLE please read all information and please follow the instructions Experi

MEMO STYLE
please read all information and please follow the instructions
Experience and perspective on contracting out (about 300 words or more) Discuss your experience with contracting out (working in an agency that uses contractors; working for a contractor with a government contract, reading in newspapers about contract management and fraud, waste, abuse and corruption) You may refer to political, managerial and technical issues.
Address the following topic; What do you know or have you experienced about contracting out? Are you a contractor or are you a contact oversight manager? what is your perspective on contracting out? ( 300 words or more)-
Include your specialization and your choice for a sector focus ( health, foster care, education, elder care, prison re-entry, or drug abuse treatment)
Specialization/hr management
choice for a sector choice – health
Follow APA guidelines.
All written assignments should be:
• In American Psychological Association (APA) style (see http://apastyle.apa.org/ )
• Single spaced within paragraphs and double spaced between paragraphs
• Times New Roman 12-point font, with standard one-inch margins
• Prepared in a Word document,
• Memo salutation: Date, To, From, Re (subject)
• The first paragraph should include the purpose of the memo
• With the student’s name in the memo’s file name (e.g., jeanne col_assignment one)

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Read the article provided and create a memo answering the following questions.

Read the article provided and create a memo answering the following questions. 1. What is blind hiring? 1A. How would it apply to recruitment? 1B. How would it apply to selection? 2. What problems or issues does this approach seek to solve? 3. Does this blind hiring raise or create additional problems or issues? 4. Beyond recruitment and selection, could “blind review” be applied to any other HR functions? MUST BE IN MEMO FORMAT. Answer the questions provided and short 4 sentence summary explaining the memo topic. Attached is example of a memo format. Attached is the reading document that needs to be focused on. Single Spaced. 2 Pages.

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MEMO STYLE please read all information and please follow the instructions Experi

MEMO STYLE
please read all information and please follow the instructions
Experience and perspective on contracting out (about 300 words or more) Discuss your experience with contracting out (working in an agency that uses contractors; working for a contractor with a government contract, reading in newspapers about contract management and fraud, waste, abuse and corruption) You may refer to political, managerial and technical issues.
Address the following topic; What do you know or have you experienced about contracting out? Are you a contractor or are you a contact oversight manager? what is your perspective on contracting out? ( 300 words or more)-
Include your specialization and your choice for a sector focus ( health, foster care, education, elder care, prison re-entry, or drug abuse treatment)
Specialization/hr management
choice for a sector choice – health
Follow APA guidelines.
All written assignments should be:
• In American Psychological Association (APA) style (see http://apastyle.apa.org/ )
• Single spaced within paragraphs and double spaced between paragraphs
• Times New Roman 12-point font, with standard one-inch margins
• Prepared in a Word document,
• Memo salutation: Date, To, From, Re (subject)
• The first paragraph should include the purpose of the memo
• With the student’s name in the memo’s file name (e.g., jeanne col_assignment one)