Public Safety Executive Leadership (PSEL) Courses for Graduate Students Only
PSEL 610. Advanced Leadership Skills.
Introduction to executive program with detailed examination of principles of leadership through case studies. Personal mission statements and focus on self-assessment of leadership styles, leadership skills, leadership strengths and weaknesses and issues of cultural and racial diversity. Prereq.: acceptance into PSEL M.S. program. 4 credits ANNUAL.
PSEL 620. Budgeting in Public Safety.
Financial accountability in public safety organizations including measurement, evaluation, reporting, concepts and issues, emphasizing management and stakeholders' analysis and the use of data-based decision making. Financial decision making for non-profit organizations. Emphasis on public accounting standards, debt management, procurement, evaluation of financial managerial personnel performance. Prereq.: 610. 4 credits ANNUAL.
PSEL 640. Planning and Change - A Vision to the Future for Public Safety.
Study of strategic planning and program evaluation. Work with bargaining units, assessing community needs, working with gender, racially and culturally diverse groups, scheduling, and interagency liaison. Policy analysis and information management systems will be examined. The issues of planning and change will be related to the possible futures of the organization. Prereq.: 610. 4 credits ANNUAL.
PSEL 660. Human Resource Management for Public Safety.
Principles and concepts of human resource forecasting, planning and alternative staffing strategies within the organization. Staffing needs under common organizational conditions such as mergers, downsizing, and acquisitions. Selected topics include job analysis, recruiting methods, special needs of diversity in recruitment and training, selection techniques, training needs, termination procedures, ethical and legal implications of staffing policies. Focus on personnel appraisal and career path development. Addresses the employer-employee relationship in union and non-union settings, personnel negotiation, and leadership styles and qualities. Prereq.: 610. 4 credits ANNUAL.
PSEL 680. Understanding and Utilizing Public Safety Research.
Review the uses and limitations of the scientific method and of quantified research. Present ethical considerations in the research process; and develop critical reading, critical thinking and self-presentation skills. Teach objective writing, questionnaire construction, fundamentals of survey research, use of management information systems and crime mapping. Identify key elements of the research process. ANNUAL. 4 credits
PSEL 690. Leadership.
Seminar-style capstone course will provide graduate students the opportunity to analyze the learning involved in the previous PSEL courses taken. Enable the students to review their own leadership skill development as well as knowledge base throughout the program and plan for the future. Focus on organizational research initiatives and personal leadership development. Prereq.: 610/680. 4 credits ANNUAL.