U-M SW 671 - Study Notes (8 pages)

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University of Michigan
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Sw 671 - Soc Pol Dev&Enactmt
Soc Pol Dev&Enactmt Documents

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Course Title Course Number Day Time Course Room Term Professor Phone School Office E Mail Address Social Policy Development and Enactment SW 671 Section 001 29240 Thursday 9am 12pm 3752 SSWB Winter 2012 Robert J Miller 734 645 9841 Room 2740 bobmille umich edu Use 671 on the subject line when corresponding with me so I can identify an e mail for this course Course Description This course will review the overall design of human service systems how to plan for and design such systems how to develop the legislative mandates and regulations that operationalize these designs and how to facilitate their formal enactment Students will learn the analytic skills associated with the development of policies that give specification to human service systems as well as the more interactional skills associated with facilitating the enactment of these policies Course Content Human service systems include a variety of separate programs differing legislative mandates and extremely complicated implementation procedures and processes This course will present skills associated with the design of complex human service systems in the nonprofit public and for profit sectors System design involves networks of services agencies and clients Therefore this course will move beyond the individual agency and the single program and in the direction of complex multi program and multi system systems Since the stock in trade of policy professionals engaged in most design and enactment tasks is the written policy document this course will place a heavy emphasis on the skills associated with the preparation of documents such as memos briefing papers policy specification papers legislative drafts and program regulations and guidelines A student seeking to understand how complex systems are designed and enacted needs to have a clear idea of the process needed to achieve desirable results Accordingly this course will focus on both the analytic skills associated with the development of policies which give



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