CPPSR Program Areas
The projects of the Center for Public Policy and Social Research (CPPSR) are wide-ranging in content and scope. To provide a framework for understanding the work of the CPPSR, CPPSR projects are categorized by four Program Areas below:
CPPSR works collaboratively with government policymakers and the public, private and non-profit sectors in Connecticut to facilitate research-based policy development and organizes topical symposia, using nationally recognized authorities and the expert faculty of the university, to promote effective approaches to our state's critical issues.
Governor William A. O'Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics
Applied Social Science Research
CPPSR provides affordable, state-of-the-art research, analysis and consulting services to enhance the quality and delivery of public and non-profit services in Connecticut.
Expert CCSU faculty and motivated student research assistants conduct survey research, focus groups, market research, needs assessments, communication campaigns, program evaluation and project development for state and local governments and non-profit organizations.
Archives and Oral History Projects
The official papers and related oral histories of the late Governor William A. O'Neill, Connecticut's longest servicing Governor in modern times, and Connecticut's first-in-the-nation automotive Lemon Law, and Connecticut's Veteran's History Project (in partnership with the US Library of Congress).
CPPSR develops, implements and facilitates professional development, education and training for public officials, including: