Urban Policy Graduating Student Survey Spring 2013

Using the following rating system, please assess the following core courses based on your experience in them.
 ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorNA--not taken (waived out)
Advanced Seminar
Economics for Management and Public Policy
Laboratory in Issue Analysis
Policy Analysis
Political Economy of the City
Public Finance and Budgeting
Public Management
Quantitative Methods
Please assess how well the Urban Policy program helped you develop the following competencies
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• Can provide advice on policy and management problems that draws on research based on a variety of sources, and involves the systematic comparison of alternative courses of action
• Adept at several research methods (e.g., literature reviews, case studies, interviewing, focus groups, on-line surveys, analysis of large data sets, budgetary analysis);
• Write clearly and succinctly;
• Presents quantitative information in well designed tables and graphs;
• Adept at assessing the political environment in which managers and policy makers operate;
• Demonstrate a strong understanding of one or more policy domains (e.g., economic development, housing policy, community development, immigration)
• Adept with selected computer applications (Excel, SPSS, Powerpoint)
• Make effective verbal presentations of policy recommendations and research findings, in a variety of settings (e.g., client briefings)
• Develop social sensitivity and awareness.
• Work effectively in teams
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