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Public Policy Orientation for the 2017 Cohort

Academic Orientation for incoming class

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Public Policy : 206

I have mailed the Public Policy New Student Orientation agenda and registration form to all those of you who started spring 2017, summer 2017, or plan to start fall 2017.  This Orientation, on Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, from 9-noon, is mandatory.   Some of you will need to send me updates on your home addresses.  Here is the Draft Agenda for this Orientation:

The School of Public Policy at UMBC


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Public Policy, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:30 a.m.         Welcome: Dr. Scott Casper, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities  and Social Sciences and Dr. Susan Sterett, Incoming Director, School of Public Policy  

                        (PUP 206)

9:45 a.m.         Introductions: Students, Faculty, Staff

10:10 a.m.       Albin O. Kuhn Library Resources: Joanna Gadsby,

10:20 a.m.       GSA and PPGSO (Erica Peery, PPGSO Pres.)

10:30: a.m.      Overview of Curriculum & Resources

                        (Tim Brennan, Graduate Program Director)

10:45 a.m.       Break

11:00 a.m.       Breakouts:

Masters’ students will meet to discuss MPP program, including the policy analysis paper and the internship requirement.                         Moderators: Dr. Tim Brennan, and Sally Helms Administrator of Academic Affairs; Alumni guest: Claire Kihn, MPP 2017 (PUP 203)              

Doctoral students will meet to discuss Ph.D. requirements including the comprehensive and field qualifying examinations and the dissertation.  Moderator: Dr. Nancy Miller. Alumni guest: Dr. Shreyasi Deb, PhD 2015 (PUP 204)  

12:00 pm         Adjourn