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PSEL 610. Advance Leadership Skills

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Principles of leadership, personal mission statements, self-assessment of leadership styles, leadership skills, leadership strengths and weaknesses, and cultural and racial diversity.
Semester Offered: Fall


PSEL 620. Budgeting in Public Safety

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Financial accountability in public safety organizations. Evaluation, reporting, concepts and issues, management and stakeholders analysis and data-based decision making. Financial decision making for nonprofit organizations. Public accounting standards, debt management, procurement, evaluation of financial managerial personnel performance.
Prerequisites: PSEL 610
Semester Offered: Spring


PSEL 640. Planning and Change - A Vision to the Future for Public Safety

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Strategic planning and program evaluation. Work with bargaining units, assessing community needs, working with gender and racially and culturally diverse groups, scheduling, and interagency liaison. Policy analysis and information management systems, future issues of planning, change, and technologies.
Prerequisites: PSEL 610 or instructor permission.
Semester Offered: Fall


PSEL 660. Human Resource Management for Public Safety

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Human resource forecasting, planning and alternative staffing strategies. Staffing needs for mergers, downsizing and acquisitions. Ethical and legal implications of staffing. Recruitment and training of diverse employees. Personnel appraisal and career path development. Personnel negotiation and human resource management techniques.
Prerequisites: PSEL 610, PSEL 620 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Spring


PSEL 680. Understanding and Utilizing Public Safety Research

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Public safety research problem formulation and analysis, ethical considerations in research, conceptualization and operationalization, populations and sampling techniques, empirical data collection methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis, research design critique, policy analysis and program outcome evaluation.
Semester Offered: Fall


PSEL 690. Leadership Seminar

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Integrative experience in public safety executive leadership.
Prerequisites: PSEL 610, 620, 640, 660, and 680.
Semester Offered: Spring


PSEL 691. Enrollment Continuation

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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