Join O’Neill Online for an intensive on-campus experience
O’Neill Online Week is a voluntary, on-campus course that allows you to meet and build lasting relationships with your fellow online classmates and professors. All students formally admitted to the MPA program are eligible to enroll.
2020: Public Sector Focus
The eighth annual O'Neill Online Week will be held on the Indiana University Bloomington campus from August 2 - 7, 2020.
O'Neill Online Week 2020 will have a public sector client project.
O'Neill Online students, in conjunction with the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, partnered with Orange County, Indiana nonprofit HandUp OC to find ways to improve quality of life for the residents of Orange County.
SPEA Connect in conjunction with the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement partnered with service providers in Greene County, Indiana to produce resources necessary for counties to advance local initiatives designed to reduce opioid and other drug addiction. The project was conducted with Greene County with the hopes that results can be replicated in other nearby counties.
SPEA Connect Week students worked as consultants with Space Science Insititute to develop plans for implementation of future programs through central and southern Indiana, as well as future plans for expansion of their physical space on the observatory site. This project touched on many topics of interest to SPEA Connect students, including management of public and nonprofit resources, project planning, financial planning, scientific policy, and others.
The SPEA Connect Team developed four categories of solutions for NSA Crane that would foster compatible land development while maintaining its status as a “good neighbor”: community engagement solutions, transportation solutions, land use solutions, and research and development solutions. For each category of solutions, the team identified benefits, stakeholders involved, possible threats to implementation, and ways to mitigate those threats.
SPEA Connect students developed reccommendations for Timmy Global Heatlh focused on establishing lifelong donor relationships, communicating proactively with new audiences, increasing their donor retention rate, and a comprehensive reivew of the organization's current communication plan to enhance the relationships with current donors.
SPEA Connect students conducted an analysis of the process used to award the Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation. The SPEA Team quickly came to appreciate the dynamic and enterprising nature of the Indianapolis Zoo, its conservation program and its leadership. The Indianapolis Prize, while prestigious and highly coveted, poses challenges to zoo resources, identity and mission.
SPEA Connect students studied alternative funding mechanisms for the State of Indiana to complete the Interstate 69 project to connect Evansville, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana.