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BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Entire Course BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 1 Under the current administration, which theory provides the most insight in terms of effective policy implementation? Why? Based on these theories, how do we know policy implementation is occurring? • BPA 303 Week 1 Individual Assignment Theories Paper • BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 1 • BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 2 • BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 3 • BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 4 • BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 5 • BPA 303 Week 2 Individual Assignment Obstacles and Constraints Paper
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 2 BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 3 Which policy implementers have the most power? Why? What happens when the policy implementer tries to implement unclear policies? How do legislative bodies make it difficult for administrators to implement policy? • What is the difference between policy development and policy implementation? Who are the key players in policy implementation? How important are each of the key players in determining the success of policy implementation?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 4 BPA 303 Week 1 DQ 5 How does effective policy implementation improve the delivery of public goods and services? What is the role of private industry in the implementation of public policy? • How do limited resources affect policy implementation? If the laws are already passed, how can pressure groups and political organizations influence policy implementation?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 1 Individual Assignment Theories Paper BPA 303 Week 2 DQ 1 What is an effective approach in identifying key actors in the implementation process? How do the media and constituents together advocate the revisions of programs and policies and shape public opinion? • Resources: University Library • -Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper analyzing theories and approaches of policy implementation. Address the following in your paper: • -Describe at least three major policy implementation approaches and the theorists associated with these approaches. • -Identify the most effective approach and explain why it is the most effective.
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 2 DQ 2 BPA 303 Week 2 DQ 3 What policies or programs might be appropriate for implementation by not-for-profit or community organizations? What might be the influence of effective implementation if it were directed at a federal level instead of a state or local level? Is it a good idea to shift power from the federal government to states and localities? Why or why not? • How do the media affect policy implementation? How do proposed faith-based initiatives influence the policy implementation process? Who are the players
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 2 DQ 4 BPA 303 Week 2 Individual Assignment Obstacles and Constraints Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper identifying a current issue that demonstrates a disconnect between the development of a policy and its implementation. In the early 1990s, for example, Congress mandated state and local governments add 100,000 new police officers but did not provide long-term funding for these officers. In your paper, identify the specific obstacles and constraints that generated the disconnect in your selected issue. • How do you measure political influence? What are the advantages and disadvantages of political influence? Is the shaping of public opinion by external influences good or bad for effective policy implementation? Why or why not?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 3 DQ 1 BPA 303 Week 3 DQ 2 Which evaluation theory provides developers and implementers the best insight into appropriate implementation revisions? Why? When would you use a formative evaluation? When would you use a summative evaluation? • How can evaluators use feedback to further their own agendas? How can media involvement help or hinder the evaluation process? What are some of the reasons evaluation research has minimal influence on programs? Why is it difficult to change or terminate a program?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 3 Individual Assignment Implementation Memo BPA 303 Week 3 Individual Assignment Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy Simulation Summary Resources: Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy Simulation, student Web page, Internet -Complete the Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy simulation located on the student Web page for this course. -Write a 350-word summary answering the following questions: -Why might the balancing presence of powerful interest groups against lobbyists make certain that policy is ultimately acceptable to all stakeholders? • Resources: University Library, Internet • -Assume you are the mayor of a small rural town and have received a large federal grant to fund a daycare program for unwed teenage others. The intent of the mandated program is to allow these mothers to continue their education. • -Write a 350- to 700-word memo to the town council in which you: • -Outline the implementation of the program.
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 4 DQ 1 BPA 303 Week 4 DQ 2 What are some positive and negative impacts of policy evaluation on programs? Why do negative evaluations not always result in decreased funding for ineffective programs? • What is the relative importance of feedback from both internal and external sources? How does feedback from external constituents affect policy implementation?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 4 Individual Assignment Policy Evaluation Paper BPA 303 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Theories and Approaches of Policy Evaluation Paper Resources: Program chosen for Policy Implementation Paper from Week Two. -Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you complete the following: -Analyze the theories and approaches of policy evaluation. -Identify the policy evaluation theory that would be most appropriate for determining the effectiveness of your selected program. • Resources: Electronic Reserve Readings, Internet, University Library • -Locate at least two articles that demonstrate different methods of public policy evaluation. • -Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing and contrasting the methods in the selected articles. Include the following in your paper: • -A description of the evaluation methods
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 5 DQ 1 BPA 303 Week 5 Individual Assignment Feedback and Evaluation Paper Resources: University Library, Internet -Select a federal, state, local, or not-for-profit program that has been changed based on feedback and evaluation. -Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the following: -The internal and external feedback mechanisms • Describe a situation where a change is warranted based on feedback but is impractical because of realistic considerations. What are the implications of this scenario?
BPA 303 Educational Tutor/ indigohelp BPA 303 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Policy Evaluation Findings and Recommendations Paper • Resources: Policy Implementation Paper from Week Two, Internet, University Library • -Evaluate the program chosen for the Policy Implementation Paper due in Week Two, summarize the information to date, and develop a recommendation for modifying the program based on program policy evaluation. • -Write a 350- to 700-word executive decision memorandum directly addressing the problems with the program that the Learning Team has identified.