For Faculty

first category 1 20140903 1689763756This part of our site is compiled with information that assists professors in teaching or research in public administration. Please feel free to to use these presentations in your courses and lectures and to distribute to your students if you find them useful. You can also to submit any other presentations related to management in the public sector that we could distribute to our CAPPA colleagues.

Public Service Overview - a general overview of this institution, its importance in the life of Canadians, its evolution and its future perspectives knowing the challenges it is facing today. [PowerPoint presentation]

Public Service Renewal -  specifically about the renewal of the public service as introduced by Kevin Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council as well as career opportunities offered for Canadians in a wide range of areas. [PowerPoint presentation]

Papers On Teaching
  • more coming soon
  • The Market for Doctoral Students in Public Administration in Canada and Feasibility Study of Developing a National Network PhD in Public Administration - This study is one of several funded in part by the Canada School of Public Service investigating the current state and future prospects of programs in public administration.
  • The Challenge Ahead - This report was also commissioned by CAPPA (with the support of the Canada School of Public Service) to update the Gow and Sutherland study with the inclusion of new programs created since 2004. In order to make the two studies as comparable as possible, we have accepted most but not all of Gow and Sutherland's methodological choices.
  • The State of Public Administration Programming in Canadian Universities - In 2007, the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), with the support of the Canada School of Public Service, commissioned two studies on the state of undergraduate public administration education in Canada; one on programming offered by Canadian colleges and the other on programming offered by Canadian universities at the undergraduate level. Dr. Ted Glenn of Humber College was named Principal Investigator of the colleges project and Dr. Lorna Stefanick of Athabasca University was named Principal Investigator of the universities project.
  • The State of Public Administration Education in Canadian Colleges - In 2007, the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), with the support of the Canada School of Public Service, commissioned two studies on the state of undergraduate public administration education in Canada ;one on programming offered by Canadian colleges and the other on programming offered by Canadian universities at the undergraduate level. Dr. Ted Glenn of Humber College was named Principal Investigator of the colleges project and Dr. Lorna Stefanick of Athabasca University was named Principal Investigator of the universities project.
  • The Labour Market Experience of Recent Graduates - Under the rubric of "public service renewal", the federal government is focusing considerable energy on the problem of replacing the many public servants who are close to retirement.
  • KPMG Commissioning Research Commentaries
  • Report on Master’s Programs: Essential Reading for Professors - Two distinguished professors of public administration, Iain Gow of the Université de Montréal and Sharon Sutherland of Queen's University, have published their report comparing Canadian master's programs in public administration in the fall 2004 (volume 47, number 3) issue of Canadian Public Administration. It compares the programs' missions, entrance and degree requirements, and required courses. It also compares the Canadian programs' curricula with the accreditation standards of the US-based National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Finally, the report characterizes the main orientation of the Canadian programs. The report is essential reading for public administration professors, who want to see what their program is doing in comparison with other programs. The report was commissioned by CAPPA with the financial support of CSPS. [Sandford Borins’ presentation of Gow-Sutherland research on Canadian MPA/MPP programs (PowerPoint file)]
  • Routes to Scholarly Success in Public Administration: Is There a Right Path? Larry Schroeder, Rosemary O'Leary, Dale Jones, and Ora-orn Poocharoen  - The Successful Scholars Project examined the determinants of successful public administration scholars. We surveyed the top 89 public administration scholars alive today (nominated by leaders of five national organizations) and asked them to rank a set of characteristics and behaviors that may have helped them achieve their success. We then analyzed the curricula vitae of 63 of the scholars. This article reports our study’s findings and the recommendations of our successful scholars. Scholars heralded good methodological training and quality mentoring as significant. For research, choosing important, cutting-edge issues to write about, not following fads, being oneself, and publishing quality works were touted as important. Presenting research at national conferences also was highly recommended (while chairing committees and serving as discussants were not). Most scholars recommended steering away from administrative positions and university politics. We conclude with lessons for budding public administration scholars as well as lessons for designing public administration doctoral programs.