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Do Performance Funding Policies Impact Higher Education Outcomes?

Do Performance Funding Policies Impact Higher Education Outcomes?

In recent years, the higher education landscape has been characterized by a growing demand for both increased academic performance and expanded public accountability. Against the backdrop of ever-tightening budgets, a…

National Service: America’s Tool For Getting Things Done

National Service: America’s Tool For Getting Things Done

National service taps the power of citizens to get things done. Over 1.2 billion hours of national service have been rendered by individuals and communities across America since 1994. But…

A Look Inside the Obama Administration’s 2016 Budget Proposal

A Look Inside the Obama Administration’s 2016 Budget Proposal

The Obama administration unveiled its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 last month. In this $4 trillion spending plan, the White House looks to pass a budget that funds our…

Adaptive Approaches to Cooperation and Conflict in the Public Sector

Adaptive Approaches to Cooperation and Conflict in the Public Sector

In the public sector, cooperation typically results when organizations separately decide that their interests are best served by seeking to take actions that may be endorsed by all of them.…

Women Excel as Business Improvement District Directors

Women Excel as Business Improvement District Directors

The traits of women leaders are the same traits required for the director of a business improvement district (BID). In major urban areas, women hold the position as BID director…

Alternative, Innovative Financing Strategies for Infrastructure Development

Alternative, Innovative Financing Strategies for Infrastructure Development

Reliable and effective infrastructure is essential for job-led economic growth and sustainable development. Infrastructure investments are capital intensive in nature and demand continues to rise with upsurges in population and…

Measuring and Improving Equity and Social Justice

Measuring and Improving Equity and Social Justice

The role of government agencies in enacting, promoting or ignoring discriminatory laws and systematic forms of institutional racism are well documented. Even though these practices are no longer condoned (and…

Developing Organizational Leadership (Or, Don’t Send Me to Leadership Training!)

Developing Organizational Leadership (Or, Don’t Send Me to Leadership Training!)

Governmental success depends on people throughout an organization being willing and able to assume leadership when called upon. A team project or a crisis may demand that rank-and-file employees take…

When to Manage and When to Lead

When to Manage and When to Lead

A common question posed by entry-level supervisors and managers is how to know when to manage and when to lead. Most government supervisory or management courses don’t place an emphasis…

Intersectionality: A Framework to Understand Injustice

Intersectionality: A Framework to Understand Injustice

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Brandi Blessett March 10, 2015 While reading Creating Capabilities, the…

Bureaucracy and the Challenge to Participatory Local Governance

Bureaucracy and the Challenge to Participatory Local Governance

The public needs to be a part of the development of policies and programs that result in effective service delivery systems. Historically, a number of bureaucracies have distanced themselves from…

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