BPOLST 500 Course Project
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visiting my BPOLST500 course page. My name is Nives Dolsak
and I am Associate Professor in Master
of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) Program at University
of Washington Bothell. In this program, we empower our students by
training them in analytical methods and providing them with opportunities
to undertake applied projects in public policy from local to global level.
I encourage you to visit the MAPS home page to learn more about our unique
policy studies program.
BPOLST500 is the
very first course our MAPS students take. In this course, I train students
to conduct rigorous analysis of important public policy problems and
develop solutions for them. In fall of 2007, I challenged my students
to respond to Seattle's traffic congestion by exploring 3 concrete demand-side
solutions (Congestion Pricing, GoLoco, and Ride a Bus). The class was
divided into three groups with each group exploring one of the above
solutions. I also asked them to ensure that their policy solutions can
be implemented in the short run. Further more, I secured funding of
$300 for each group from the UW Bothell
Teaching and Learning Center and from GoLoco.
Through short assignments, I guided students through policy problem
definition, solution development, identification of policy stakeholders,
and policy agenda-setting and advocacy. Please follow the links on the
left side of this page to see what the students recommend. If you have
ideas for projects in my future classes, feel free to e-mail me.
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