Using the two essential elements of your emphasis area Student Learning Outcome

Using the two essential elements of your emphasis area Student Learning Outcome you defined for the discussion above, find and summarize two podcasts or video presentations that relate to the essential elements as you have defined them.  (Include the URLs for each.)
Then, prepare a well-developed, well-written, and appropriately formatted case study (including an introduction and a conclusion), in which you discuss how the information in the podcasts/video presentations relates to the essential elements of the SLO you described above.  Support your discussions with 3-4 academic sources from your MPA coursework.
Remember to cite all sources properly and include an APA formatted list of references.
This assignment is worth up to 6.5 points.  Students should use the rubric and criteria to self-assess their work before submitting it for grading.
HERE ARE THE EMPHASIS AREA SLOs SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOURS IS
 Nonprofit Organizational Management Emphasis Area SLO: Students will have demonstrated an ability to provide effective nonprofit organizational leadership through the development and responsible use of financial and human resources from the government and private sectors in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws. 

  Student Learning Outcome 3: “Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze,

 
Student Learning Outcome 3: “Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically about solving problems and making decisions.”
Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of the SLO include:
how to identify and define a problem in a public program and/or a public policy issue.
how to determine quality relevant information and distinguish between fact and opinion.  
the importance of exploring interpretation and connections. 
Keeping these topics in mind, listen to the following podcasts and watch the video presentation:
NCSL Podcasts: How States Are Planning for an Aging Population | OAS Episode 148 on Apple Podcasts 
NCSL Podcasts: How Two States Took On the Cost of Insulin | OAS episode 151 on Apple Podcasts
AND
A New Approach to Child Support | OAS Episode 146 at NCSL Podcasts: A New Approach to Child Support | OAS Episode 146 on Apple Podcasts 
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Create a case study to discuss the listed topics linking them to the information and/or themes presented in the podcasts.   In your case study, be sure to describe the public problems being discussed in each of the podcasts and the video, how the problems are defined (infer if necessary) in the podcasts/video, and how the data/evidence might differ from opinion (think widely-held beliefs) not just among the public but your own biases as well. Lastly, illustrate the connections (cause and effect or the flow based on the data from problem to solution) of the four defined public problems.  Include other plausible interpretations. Your case study should be single-spaced, well-written, including an introduction and a conclusion, and integrate at least 3-4 references from your MPA coursework.  Remember to cite all sources properly and include an APA-formatted list of references.

  Student Learning Outcome 3: “Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze,

 
Student Learning Outcome 3: “Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically about solving problems and making decisions.”
Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of the SLO include:
how to identify and define a problem in a public program and/or a public policy issue.
how to determine quality relevant information and distinguish between fact and opinion.  
the importance of exploring interpretation and connections. 
Keeping these topics in mind, listen to the following podcasts and watch the video presentation:
NCSL Podcasts: How States Are Planning for an Aging Population | OAS Episode 148 on Apple Podcasts 
NCSL Podcasts: How Two States Took On the Cost of Insulin | OAS episode 151 on Apple Podcasts
AND
A New Approach to Child Support | OAS Episode 146 at NCSL Podcasts: A New Approach to Child Support | OAS Episode 146 on Apple Podcasts 
AND
Create a case study to discuss the listed topics linking them to the information and/or themes presented in the podcasts.   In your case study, be sure to describe the public problems being discussed in each of the podcasts and the video, how the problems are defined (infer if necessary) in the podcasts/video, and how the data/evidence might differ from opinion (think widely-held beliefs) not just among the public but your own biases as well. Lastly, illustrate the connections (cause and effect or the flow based on the data from problem to solution) of the four defined public problems.  Include other plausible interpretations. Your case study should be single-spaced, well-written, including an introduction and a conclusion, and integrate at least 3-4 references from your MPA coursework.  Remember to cite all sources properly and include an APA-formatted list of references.

  Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an ability to participat

 
Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an ability to participate in and contribute to the public policy process.
Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of this SLO include:
how public problems are defined and the challenges involved in doing so in order to determine responsive and viable solutions.
the steps in the public policy-making process including those related to the implementation and evaluation of public programs.
the variety of ways in which public administrators may be involved in the policy-making process and the importance of them doing so
the importance of relying on credible and unbiased research to make and evaluate policy decisions.
Keeping the topics above in mind listen to the assigned podcasts:
GovLove – A Podcast About Local Government: Engaging the Entire Community on Planning & Middle Housing on Apple Podcasts
NCSL Podcasts: David Toscano on How States Shape the Nation | LTIS Episode 6 on Apple Podcasts 
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NCSL Podcasts: Building Democracy: The Story of State Legislatures | Episode 6 on Apple Podcasts   
Then, create a case study to discuss the listed topics linking them to the information and/or themes presented in the podcasts.  Your case study should also include an analysis of one of the definitions of a public problem presented in either of the podcasts and a discussion of the viability of the suggested policy responses.  Your case study should be single-spaced, and well-written, including an introduction and a conclusion. 

  Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of this SLO include: discussion o

 
Topics that would demonstrate your mastery of this SLO include:
discussion of the MPA program values of (a) democracy, (b) diversity, and (c) due process and their applicability to how public administrators or public organizations should operate and how public administrators or public organizations should interact with stakeholders.  
Here are the details that explain and elaborate on the SLO:  Link
Here is the assessment rubric that tells you exactly what the content of your casestudy should be:  MPA5: SLO 4: Public Interest: To articulate and apply a public service perspective
This document is also likely helpful.  Using the Course Rubrics
Keeping these topics above in mind, listen to the following podcasts.  (There is also a video presentation as an optional alternative to the related podcast.)
Also, be sure to check the “Review and Preparation” section in the Week 4 Overview for Learning Materials. Week 4 Overview: Public Service Perspective
GovLove – A Podcast About Local Government: Addressing the Rise of Local Official Harassment with Brooks Rainwater, National League of Cities on Apple Podcasts
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NCSL Podcast: Exploring Civility | OAS Episode 136 on Apple Podcasts
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Podcast:  GovLove – A Podcast About Local Government: Building a Culture of Equity with Danya Perry, Wake County, NC on Apple Podcasts
 
Case Study should discuss the listed topics linking them to the information and/or themes presented in the podcasts.  Be sure when you discuss the MPA program values above that you include clear statements in your own words of your understanding of the values of democracy, diversity, and due process.  Your case Study should be single-spaced including an introduction and a conclusion, and integrating at least 3-4 references from your MPA coursework.  Remember to cite all sources properly and include an APA formatted list of references.
General Instructions for Capstone Case Study
This assignment is worth up to 6.5 points and is due on Sunday.  Students should use the grading rubric to self-assess their work before submitting it for grading. Here is the link:  Writing Assignments
The MPA Program Values: democracy , diversity, and due process.
Democracy:
a. Inclusive, Effective, and Constructive Participation: Public administrators should strive to make public programs open and responsive to all stakeholders by promoting meaningful participation in the political process by which we identify the public interest and in the development and implementation of public policies and programs to promote the public interest. We should reduce disparities in that participation produced by educational, economic, and other political inequalities.
b. Enlightened Understanding: Public administrators should promote stakeholders’ understanding of political processes, public policies, and public programs by providing transparent, clear, accurate, and relevant information. 
Diversity:
Projections by the U.S. Census suggest that the United States population is creating a more diverse country not only in terms of race and ethnicity but also by age, religious beliefs, and gender, all of which provide unique challenges to public administrators. Being dedicated to this goal obligates public administrators to respect the humanity of all people. Valuing diversity allows our students to take positions that take diversity into account to more effectively lead and administer public programs.
Due Process:
Our program defines due process to include all processes (including those beyond the justice and law enforcement systems) that provide important checks (procedural and substantive) on the authority of elected officials and of unelected public administrators.
Remember to cite all sources properly and include an APA formatted list of references.