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John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story

Freemuth225x300 Political science professor John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about Idaho’s federal land debate of 1905 as it relates to current efforts. Freemuth said he hopes the current federal lands task force includes a look at collaborations going on around the state. Read it here.

Cited: Boise State Update

David Solan working with the Energy Policy Institute to Lead $500,000 Research Project

The Energy Policy Institute, housed at Boise State University, has been selected to lead a three-year $500,000 collaborative project to research renewable energy and electricity planning.

Boise State will receive about $200,000 of the National Science Foundation grant for the project, which also is supporting an incoming doctoral student in public policy and administration.

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Professor Weatherby was quoted in the Spokesman Review

“Eye on Boise: Funds suggest re-election on Labrador’s radar
The Spokesman Review
… about what office they’re going to run for next,” said Boise State University professor emeritus and longtime Idaho political observer Jim Weatherby.”

MPA Alumn in action!

Karen Bubb

KarenBubbKaren Bubb, adjunct faculty in the College of Business and Economics and public arts manager for the Boise City Department of Arts and History, has a solo exhibition in the gallery at the Linen Building titled “Cuba on the Cusp.” Running through Aug. 30, it includes more than 100 encaustic artworks on wood and ink and graphite on paper drawings documenting a recent trip to Havana, Cuba.

Original Source: Boise State Read about Karen Bubb in the 7/17/2013 Boise State Update  Your source for campus news

Proudly welcoming H. George Frederickson, Distinguished Visiting Professor

The Department of Public Policy and Administration is proud to welcome Professor H. George Frederickson for a very unique opportunity to teach in our Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program in Fall 2013. Dr. Frederickson “is a generalist in the field of public administration with particular interests in public administration ethics, theories of public administration, systems of multi-level governance, and American local government. He currently serves as the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. He is President Emeritus of Eastern Washington University and served as President of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Dr. Frederickson is the founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) and founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)”.

  • -November 4 Monday night-Dr. Frederickson will be lecturing in the 601 class.
  • -November 5 Tuesday night- Dr. Frederickson will be lecturing in the 602 class.
  • -November 6 Wednesday night- Dr. Frederickson will give a general interest talk about trends in PA doctoral education, particularly doctoral education at smaller and/or regional or so-called urban universities. This lecture is designed for all audiences.

Emeritus Professor Weatherby was quoted on the Boise State Public Radio (NPR)

Idaho’s Education Improvement Task Force Set To Wrap Up Listening Tour

Original source: Boise State Public Radio. Idaho’s Education Improvement Task Force Set To Wrap Up Listening Tour, part of the NPR network; Education Task Force, 4:30 pm, Wed April 24, 2013

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Graduate Conflict Management Program

Boise State offers two academic certificate programs for people interested in improving their ability to effectively manage conflict with others.

  • The undergraduate 12-credit Dispute Resolution Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in mediation and interpersonal conflict management.*
  • The graduate-level 12-credit Conflict Management Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interpersonal conflict management, group and intercultural conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.

Both Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management are certificate programs. That is, students who have both completed a program and earned a college degree receive a certificate of completion from Boise State University. Additionally, Boise State lists completed certificate programs on University transcripts.

Faculty in both programs have professional experience as both university teachers and conflict management practitioners. Almost all have earned Certified Professional Mediator status through the Idaho Mediation Association.

*Note: Students who have earned an associate’s degree may take the Dispute Resolution Certificate Program by itself. For students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the Certificate Program is taken concurrently and the Certificate is awarded after students’ complete their degree.



Standard Occupation Classification

The program leading to the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management develops skills for productive response to interpersonal and group conflict. These skills are relevant to a very broad set of occupations, including but not limited to many of the detailed occupations listed under the following major groups of the Standard Occupational Classification code (SOC codes in parentheses): Management Occupations (11-000), Business and Financial Operations Occupations (13-000), Community and Social Services Occupations (21-000), Legal Occupations (23-0000), Education, Training, and Library Occupations (25-000), Healthcare Support Occupations (31-000), and Protective Service Occupations (33-000). Information on SOC-coded occupations is available at www.bls.gov/soc/major_groups.htm and subsidiary links. The normal time to complete the certificate requirements is 1 year, the tuition and fees for normal time completion are estimated to be $3,744 (part-time status), and the typical cost for books and supplies not included in tuition and fees is estimated to be $450. It is very important that interested students consult the graduate program coordinator for clarification of this information, especially the role of the certificate in preparing individuals for employment in specific occupations.

Undergraduate Dispute Resolution Program

Boise State offers two academic certificate programs for people interested in improving their ability to effectively manage conflict with others.

  • The undergraduate 12-credit Dispute Resolution Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in mediation and interpersonal conflict management.*
  • The graduate-level 12-credit Conflict Management Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interpersonal conflict management, group and intercultural conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.

Both Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management are certificate programs. That is, students who have both completed a program and earned a college degree receive a certificate of completion from Boise State University. Additionally, Boise State lists completed certificate programs on University transcripts.

Faculty in both programs have professional experience as both university teachers and conflict management practitioners. Almost all have earned Certified Professional Mediator status through the Idaho Mediation Association.

*Note: Students who have earned an associate’s degree may take the Dispute Resolution Certificate Program by itself. For students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the Certificate Program is taken concurrently and the Certificate is awarded after students’ complete their degree.

***NOTE*** Dispute Resolution Certificate Curriculum Change

Students may now earn a Dispute Resolution Certificate (a 12-credit undergraduate program) without completing an internship. This option—called the Life Skills Focus—allows students to replace the Internship and Competency exam (3 credits total) with either of the following:

—  DISPUT 401 Negotiation (3 credits)

—  DISPUT 402 Culture and Conflict (3 credits)

Both the newly-approved Life Skills Focus and the original curriculum, the Mediation Focus, integrate skill development in conflict management, negotiation and mediation with relevant theory and research. Both focus areas have 9 credits in common:

—  DISPUT (COMM/SOC) 390 Conflict Management (3 credits)

—  DISPUT 400 Basic Mediation Skills (3 credits)

—  Three credits selected from a variety of DISPUT 494 workshops that provide training in specialized areas of conflict management and mediation

The new Life Skills Focus is intended to help those students who want to earn a Dispute Resolution Certificate, but cannot take time from work to complete the field internship—which most often occurs during weekdays in civil mediation programs provided at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise.

For more information please contact Dr. Bayard Gregory,via email at bayardgregory@boisestate.edu or phone at 208-426-2513.

This is Boise State

Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s population center and capital city. Boise is an ideal place to live – the hub of government, business, the arts, recreation, health care, industry and technology. The campus is home of 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990 and the 2011 national champion student debate and speech team. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with 22,678 students.

The university offers studies in nearly 200 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Students can also study abroad, participate in one of the largest internship programs in the Northwest, and work with professors on health-related research to fight cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

Campus life offers adventure and activity. More than 200 student organizations, new residence halls along the Boise River Greenbelt and a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center provide opportunities for both individual development and fun. More than one million visitors come to campus annually for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events.