2013-09

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2012

Senate Motion #2013-09

Motion Introduced by:         Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
                                                Arnold Maltz, Chair
 
Date of First Reading:          
October 8, 2012
 
Date of Second Reading:      
November 5, 2012
 
Title of Motion:                     

Request from the College of Public Programs - School of Public Affairs - for the establishment of a graduate certificate in Participatory Governance
 
Action Requested:

The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Public Programs - School of Public Affairs for the establishment of a graduate certificate in Participatory Governance
 
Rationale:

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Governance provides knowledge and skills to students interested in the development, implementation and evaluation of democratic spaces and processes for public participation in deliberation and decision-making, particularly at the level of municipal government. This includes students\ seeking careers in government agencies, but also government officials and community leaders who want to learn about these topics and are eligible for graduate studies at ASU. This certificate combines academic rigor with
practical skills. On the one hand, students will examine the main theories and research findings on participatory governance and public engagement, and will familiarize themselves with past and current democratic innovations around the world. On the other hand, throughout the program, students will also develop their own capacities to design, plan, implement and evaluate processes of participatory governance.
 

 

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved