Since its passage on February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been an extraordinary effort by a network of partners—federal, state, local, nonprofit and private sector—to provide Relief, Recovery and Reinvestment to the American people and the economy. At the outset, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden indicated that they would not be satisfied with business as usual.
In the newly released U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools of public affairs, the Evans School is ranked ninth out of 266 schools of public affairs and fourth among public universities.
This is a jump of five spots from 2008’s overall ranking of 14th, and 17 spots from 2004’s overall ranking of 26th.
The Evans School has also been recognized for its expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management (ranked third), Environmental Policy and Management (ranked fifth), Public Management Administration (ranked 11th), and Public Policy Analysis (ranked 13th).
Whether though traditional case studies or through a leadership story, leadership is an important skill for students to hone during their masters program. Since their publication on the Electronic Hallway last year, the ethnographies and leadership stories developed through a partnership between the Evans School of Public Affair’s Electronic Hallway and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Research Center for Leadership in Action have been used by numerous members of the Electronic Hallway from a variety of fields.
Faculty flew in to the Pacific Northwest from across the United States for the Electronic Hallway Case Teaching Workshop. The faculty members attending the workshop ranged from recently graduated Ph.D. students about to begin their first year as faculty members to veteran faculty seeking new approaches to the case teaching method. The breadth of experience within the classroom supported the collaborative learning environment and peer feedback approach taken by the Case Teaching Workshop instructors.