Public Policy Course Enrollments Top 400 Students for 2010-2011 Academic Year

Matthew Oatway '12 asks a question to guest, Bethany Henderson, in PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance class, February 17, 2011.

For the first time in Rockefeller Center history, Public Policy classes have attracted more than 400 students during the 2010-2011 academic year.  Prior to the redesign of the Public Policy Minor curriculum during the 2006-2007 academic year, public policy courses never attracted more than 100 students a year.  In fact, for the decade preceding the curriculum redesign (from 1997 to 2006), an average of 63 students enrolled in public policy courses per year.  With the major redesign of the Public Policy Minor in 2006-2007, student enrollments jumped to 285 students.  Last year, a total of 380 students completed public policy courses. 

With spring enrollments set, the total enrollments during the 2010-2011 academic year stand at 410 students.  This year included the first offering of our new Foundations of Leadership and Followership class taught by Professor Barbara Kellerman; the course enrolled 57 students.  Our Introduction to Public Policy class taught by Professor Ron Shaiko, senior fellow and associate director for curricular and research programs, also continued to grow during the 2011 winter term with a record enrollment of 91 students.

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