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.
Dubois County Project
The development of a Latinx Welcome Center in Dubois County, in partnership with the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation and the Vincennes University Jasper Campus in conjunction with the IU Center for Rural Engagement.Download project details
Lake Monroe Project
Assisting the Lake Monroe Water Fund — an active funder for watershed projects that conserve, protect, and sustain Lake Monroe as a shared community water resource — with stable and ongoing fund development, strategic planning, and septic waste pollution reduction programs.Download project details
O’Neill Online Week overview
- Work with a community client to address a real public problem
- Earn three credits (some coursework will be required before and after the in-residence week)
- Meet with your advisor to discuss your progress in the O’Neill Online MPA program
- All activities, meals, and hotel accommodations are covered by tuition
- Network with fellow students, faculty, staff, and O’Neill alumni
- Meet with staff from O’Neill’s Career Hub
- Experience life on one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses
Want to learn more?
O’Neill Master’s Programs Office
Examples of past O’Neill Online week projects
O’Neill Online students, in conjunction with the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, worked with the Town of Bloomfield, IN on a project to begin implementation of their parks and recreation master plan.
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.
Students, 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.
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 O'Neill Online students, including management of public and nonprofit resources, project planning, financial planning, scientific policy, and others.
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.
Students studied alternative funding mechanisms for the State of Indiana to complete the Interstate 69 project to connect Evansville, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana.