U. of Cincinnati seeking MPA director

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U.S. Treasury upgrades website to better track fed…


U.S. Treasury upgrades website to better track federal spending data – Reuters

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“A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia” by K. Carey – NYTimes 12/29/2016

Here’s a recent NYTimes article on the proliferation of journals and conferences which do not meet the standards of traditional scholarly venues – standards which are the basis on which the value of the scientific process can be justified, as cumulatively self-correcting (over time) through true rigorous peer review by experts in the relevant area. These kinds of venues, and vanity publishers in general, sometimes catch new doctoral graduates or inexperienced academics unawares. They often have names similar to traditional journals or conferences. Forewarned is forearmed…Publication in the wrong venue can affect your job prospects at schools where standards of peer-reviewed scientific research are upheld, and is a waste of your hard work. http://nyti.ms/2iHj83w

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Allen Institute for AI Eyes the Future of Scientif…

Not coverage for PA or social science yet but maybe in the future…


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FYI: Talk from Dr. Lameesa Muhammad-Jordan (UC) next week in TSU’s Graduate Student Speaker and Workshop Series

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2 positions at Northern Illinois

“The Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University invites  applications from individuals seeking a collegial environment that offers excellent research and teaching opportunities in a nationally ranked MPA program located in global Chicago’s metropolitan region. The department anticipates filling two tenure track assistant professor positions to begin August 2017, pending budgetary approval.
Successful applicants will have primary teaching and research interests in the core public and nonprofit management subjects of the MPA degree including: organization theory and behavior, human resources management, information technology, budgeting and finance, performance measurement, and theory of public and nonprofit administration. The department particularly seeks candidates who can demonstrate competency in performance measurement and management, or human resource management. Applicants should be, or have the potential to be, a productive scholar as well as a high quality teacher. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach and engage a diverse student body and other program stakeholders are preferred.”

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Social network analysis/Social media data analytics workshop on Thursday 11/10 at noon

Dr. Kyujin Jung will hold a hands-on workshop for students and other interested members of the College on Thursday 11/10/2016 at 12pm, related to social network analysis and social media data analytics. Please RSVP to Dr. Jung at kjung1@tnstate.edu if you plan to attend this workshop.

The workshop is expected to last two hours. You should bring a laptop in order to make the most of this hands-on learning opportunity. The room is TBD, contact Dr. Jung closer to the date to find out the room it will be held in.

Note: the date and time of the workshop was chosen to maximize student participation based on participation in a Doodle poll. If this date/time does not work for you, another workshop may be held in Spring if sufficient demand exists.

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