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:  

Public Policy
CPPSR works collaboratively with government policy makers 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  Legislative Case Study Program
Justice Policy Project of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy

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.
Services for Clients          Services for Faculty

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). 
Governor William A. O'Neill Archives and Oral Histories  John Woodcock Lemon Law Archives and Oral Histories             Veterans History Project

CPPSR develops, implements and facilitates professional development, education and training for public officials, including:

Connecticut Town Clerks Association/International Institute of Municipal Clerks

Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials certification program 

Second Step program for public/private school teachers and professional staff


  • Public Service Administration
  • Featured Past Events
  • Public Policy
  • Program Evaluation Services
  • Research Projects
  • The Second Step Program
  • Iraq / Afghanistan Connecticut Veterans Needs Assessment
  • Lemon Law turns 30!
  • John J. Woodcock Lemon Law Archives
  • Governor William A. O'Neill Archives
  • Archives and Oral History
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