PA 301 San Diego State University Concepts and Issues in Public Administration MEMO
You will be required to create a 10-minute “podcast” interview with the public employee at the local, federal, or state agencies. To produce this audio and video podcast interview, you will need to:
(1) identify the public employee professional
(2) develop two PA-related questions that are connected to the course material covered + the assigned question (What is the greatest challenge for public administration or public service over the next 10 years?)
(3) arrange and record your video interview with the professional.
Your final product will include you introducing the professional (name, title, organization, brief background — ask the professional for a brief bio before the interview, the questions and answers with the professional, you thanking the professional for their time. You should use Zoom to prepare this recording.
In addition to the interview, you will write a brief (no more than two pages) memo responding to the comments made by the professional. Your comments will be based on the material covered in class over the semester and referenced as such.
Be sure to include the following in your interview:
- Name of the professional
- Name of the workplace of the professional
- Phone number of the professional
- Email address of the professional
- What are the primary responsibilities of the professional