Creating Atlas Concept Tables for SPA Courses, 10 December 2019

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Presentation notes for Ian Clark at a meeting of faculty and adjunct faculty on research interests and potential contributions to UVic’s School of Public Administration

1 – Research interest – curricular content of MPP and MPA programs, reflected in articles with Leslie Pal (details below), and:

2 – Pedagogical interest – making the Atlas as useful as possible to MPA and MPP students, starting with those at U Vic:

Atlas Concept Tables for Courses
    University of Toronto Courses

Atlas Concept Table for PPG1000 Governance and Institutions

Atlas Concept Table for PPG1001 The Policy Process

Atlas Concept Table for PPG1002 Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

Atlas Concept Table for PPG1007 Strategic Implementation

    Atlas Courses

Atlas Concept Table for Atlas109 Leadership and Communication

    University of Victoria Courses

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN470 Reforming Government

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN504 Government and Governance

Atlas Concept Table for PADR504 Leadership, Management, Ethics

Atlas Concept Table for PADR505 Policy Making and Policy Communities

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN509 Microeconomics for Policy Analysis

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN550 Strategic Communication and Engagement

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN556 The Public Policy Process

Atlas Concept Table for ADMN577 Strategic Planning and Implementation

3 – How the School could support these efforts – review of the Concept Tables by the most recent instructors in the courses, and where appropriate, sharing the syllabi:

4 – Potential future work – assistance in creating Atlas Concept Tables in courses with subject matter where Atlas concept coverage is under-developed:

5 – Potential contribution to the School

  • SPA-relevant material on the Atlas
  • resource person for instructors
  • resource person for students

How to find this presentation on the web:


Atlas-related Publications and Presentations, mostly with Leslie Pal:
Other links:

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 9 December 2019.

Image: From SPA website via Google images search, accessed 6 December 2019.