The US House of Representatives was not successful in passing a bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. This is being portrayed as a failure of policy and leadership, with blame leaving virtually no person, party, or organization in Washington unscathed. At the same time, there is a general consensus that partsContinue reading “The politics of listening”
Category Archives: The Academic Life
Too Many Walls?
Too Many Walls? The Obligation for University Public Service Programs to Create Discord, Redefine Access, and Facilitate Unsafe Space Remarks Prepared for the American Society for Public Administration Super Session Panel, “The Role of Public Service in American Universities in the Future,” 21 March 2016 Thomas A. Bryer, PhD We have too many walls inContinue reading “Too Many Walls?”
The War on Impoverished Citizenship: Reflections for Government-Citizen Relations around the Globe
Extended Abstract of Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Institute of Public Affairs, Chonnam National University, Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea, October 27, 2014 Thomas A. Bryer, PhD The War on Impoverished Citizenship: Reflections for Government-Citizen Relations around the Globe A central question to ask in citizen-government relationships, and one that is not so easilyContinue reading “The War on Impoverished Citizenship: Reflections for Government-Citizen Relations around the Globe”
Crowdresearching: How to Create Civically Healthy Communities
I am launching a new idea, a new concept that marries the practice of community-engaged research with the social and innovation process of crowdsourcing. My research question is this: How do we create more civically healthy communities? This is an initiative driven by my receipt of an inaugural Reach for the Stars research award fromContinue reading “Crowdresearching: How to Create Civically Healthy Communities”
Center for Public and Nonprofit Management: What is Our ROE?
Please download the annual report (click here: 2013%20PA%20Focus-CPNM-7-11-13-CPNM) for the UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management.
Are We STUCk? Standing Together: Universities and Communities
Today I had the great please of delivering a keynote talk at the 7th Annual Public Administration Research Conference at UCF. My title was Are We STUCk? Download my remarks; I am happy for your feedback and ideas!
Are We STUCk?
Next week I will be giving remarks at the 7th Annual Public Administration conference at UCF with the theme of healthy communities. My topic is the subject of this post. Check in next week to learn what it means.
Urging Caution on STEM and Affirming Citizenship as a Core Value of Higher Education
Today, March 28, 2013, the University of Central Florida Faculty Senate passed a resolution “urging caution in the implementation of STEM initiatives” and affirming the value of citizenship for higher education. The resolution was drafted in a collaborative process, and I am very proud that this is the final resolution passed by the senate atContinue reading “Urging Caution on STEM and Affirming Citizenship as a Core Value of Higher Education”
2012 Experiences; 2013 Anticipations
Here we go, countdown of 2012 top experiences and 2013 anticipations. Many of the experiences and anticipations are good things; some I would probably preferred to not have happened, but there is life experience from all of it. You will see even in the negative, I found some opportunity to create a positive outcome. TopicContinue reading “2012 Experiences; 2013 Anticipations”
Fatherhood Forum: Collaboration
Last week the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management at UCF welcomed the US Administration for Children and Families and approximately 100 people representing local government, nonprofit, faith-based, and private organizations to the university. They convened a forum on strengthening fatherhood and families. I had the privilege not only to welcome them to the university but toContinue reading “Fatherhood Forum: Collaboration”