During the past several years, I have invested a significant amount of time and effort in crafting and implementing a public policy curriculum at the undergraduate level through the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. We have developed a program that engages students "in and out of the classroom, on and off campus," by integrating the curricular and co-curricular elements of the Center. From our First-Year Fellows Program that places Dartmouth freshmen who have completed the gateway Introduction to Public Policy course with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C. in public policy internships during the summer following their freshman year to our Policy Research Shop that builds off of two of our policy methods courses and links students with state legislators in New Hampshire and Vermont through the students' analysis of policy topics presented to them by lawmakers and their subsequent testimony before legislative committees to present their findings, Public Policy at the Rockefeller Center fully engages students in theoretical underpinnings of public policymaking as well as in the direct application of their analytical skills in the policymaking process.
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Policy Process Theory