Welcome to Sycamore Scholars
Sycamore Scholars is a digital archive of scholarly works created by students, staff, and faculty at Indiana State University. Sycamore Scholars began as a means to enable ISU graduate students to submit their theses and dissertations electronically, but the repository can include journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, working papers, data sets, tutorials, music, photographs, and other digital items.
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SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTIntroduction to the economic problems of wage earners in modern society. Labor markets; labor history; labor organizations; collective bargaining; and public policy toward labor. Econ 351 is predominately a microeconomics applications course with a unit on labor and the macroeconomy. This is a flipped course. Experiential learning activities will take us outside of the classroom; you will be participating in career readiness activities including an academic conference, working on a Marshall Sustainable Cities project, resume writing, and mock interviews.
Drug Strategy: The City of MarshallThis course introduces the students the main themes and elements of intelligence. Specifically, the students will identify the intelligence community, intelligence cycle, policy making process, and critical issues about intelligence discipline. According to Clark (2016, p.294) “strategic intelligence is about the production of intelligence that is required for forming policy, strategy and plans in government, the military, law enforcement, and industry. Strategic Intelligence is typically a product of intelligence research.” This course is divided into three parallel tracks covering strategic theory, the practice of strategic intelligence, and the application of those principles to “real life” problems. Students will participate throughout the course as a member of a group in a large-scale estimative project.
MARSHALL, IL BROWNFIELD/SUPERFUND SITE PROJECTThis course will examine modern public policymaking in the United States. We will examine the different forms that policy can take and how each branch of government can leave a lasting impact on policy. The course will investigate the environment in which policy in the U.S. is shaped and the key official and unofficial actors involved. The course will investigate how public policy issues are defined and earn a place on the policy agenda. The remainder of the course will focus on various criteria for evaluating policy: effectiveness, efficiency, equity, liberty, security, and resilience. The manner in which policy often requires trade-offs between these values will be discussed, as will the tension between evidence-based and value-based policy analysis. These issues will be addressed through a combination of guided class discussion and an on-going in-class simulation covering policy development and implementation.
MARSHALL, IL HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROJECTThis class is designed to provide a basic working understanding of statistical methods which are commonly used in the social sciences, including public administration. Students will learn the mathematical logic behind the procedures by calculating statistical formulas. Students will also gain proficiency in completing statistical procedures using Microsoft Excel (the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, or SPSS, may also be used).
MARSHALL, IL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROJECTThis class will examine the behavior of public and non-profit agencies, and how various internal and external factors affect the performance of these organizations. The course will consider such factors as they are discussed in classic and current scholarship in the field of organizational behavior, as well as examples from the media.