New Streams, New Courses, New Program
September 5, 2019
This summer, Pardee RAND launched its new streams and updated its program requirements for Cohort '20, developed new courses to meet these requirements, and — as always — worked with students and faculty to create new electives for the coming calendar year.
Starting this month, applicants to Pardee RAND will need to indicate which of three specific policy engagement streams they wish to pursue:
- Research, Analysis, and Design
- Community-Partnered Policy and Action
- Technology Applications and Implications
This past June, to help inform potential applicants about the new program structure and requirements, we updated and augmented the Academics section of our website.
The updates include plans for four new courses to meet the concentration requirements of the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream: Dissemination and Implementation Research; The Intersectionality of Policy: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class and Immigration Status; Policy Making in the State, Regional and Local Environments; and Regional Land Use and Urban Development. These will become available as Community-Partnered students make their way through the program.
For 2019-20, as is typically the case, Pardee RAND put out a call for faculty to develop and offer new electives. The six new courses that will be available this academic year include:
|Computational Economics||Aaron Strong and Jonathan Welburn||Spring|
|Emerging Technology and Policy||Todd Richmond||Spring|
|Inequalities in Social Policy||Andrew McEachin||Winter|
|International Security||Angela O'Mahony||Spring|
|Resilience, Reliability, and Response in Complex Systems: Lessons from Disaster Risk Management||Chris Nelson and Aaron Clark-Ginsberg||Winter|
|Writing for a Policy Audience||Kimberly Jackson||Summer|