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Innovative Solutions to Public Policy Challenges
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is committed to educating working professionals for leadership in public service. Through the Policy Incubator Competition, MPA students will apply the practical and theoretical knowledge gained in the program to the public policy challenges currently facing our local and state governments. The goal of this competition is to demonstrate an understanding of key policy problems in our region, and propose new, innovative policy applications to solve them.
Policy Incubator Competition 2014 (pictured left to right): MPA Faculty Rich Nafziger with policy judges Dr. Constance Rice, Managing Director at Casey Family Programs, Kim Justice, Policy Analyst at Washington State Budget & Policy Center, and John Collins, MPA Director. MPA alumnus and competition facilitator, Eric Sanders with MPA policy finalists Ezra Basom and Erin Povak, and MPA policy winner Kara Preas.
Policy Incubator Competition 2013 (pictured left to right): Policy judges Fred Jarret, Deputy King County Executive and Sally Clark, Seattle City Council President. MPA policy finalist, Eric Sanders, MPA policy winner, Jessica Havens, MPA Director, John Collins, policy judge Tony Lee, Advocacy Director at Solid Ground, MPA Faculty, Rich Nafziger, and MPA policy finalist, Andrew Musson.
After all submissions have
been received, a committee of faculty members, staff, and friends of Seattle
University will read and evaluate the papers.
Finalists’ presentations will
take place in February. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited
will identify a specific policy challenge currently facing local or state
government or nonprofits. Submissions should clearly explain why the issue is a
problem, why it should be addressed by policymakers, and how you would measure
success for the problem for which you are proposing a solution. Papers must
propose a specific inventive policy change or application to solve the problem.
6. On the first line of the abstract, center the word “Abstract” (no
bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks). On the next line,
write a concise summary of the key points of your research (do not indent).
Your abstract should contain at least your research topic, the problem, the
specific application and its relevance to public policy. You may also include
possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with
your findings. Your abstract should be between 100 and 200 words.
7. Your paper should be divided into clear sections with bold faced
subtitles for each section. The sections
Access the Policy Incubator Project Submission Form
Winner, Jessica Havens
Finalist, Andrew Musson
Finalist, Eric Sanders
Not pictured - Finalist, Melissa Tribelhorn