The Truman School provides support for policy-makers through policy-related research and program evaluation, conferences, leadership training, and consultation services. Lectures, forums, and symposia foster dialogue about important policy issues. The on-line Policy Resource Directory links MU expertise to the policy community.
TSPA Affiliated Centers:
- Institute of Public Policy is a public service and research organization committed to providing support to policy makers, public and non-profit agencies, and citizens through its program of policy-related and academic research as well as program evaluation, policy conferences, and related services.
- Center for the Study of Organizational Change (CSOC) is an interdisciplinary research center that contributes to the scholarship and practice of organizational consultation and change. Associates engage in field research, which involves analysis of a wide range of institutions and organizations, with particular emphasis on change processes and related organizational dynamics.
- Community Policy Analysis Center’s mission is to provide research, outreach and training that support improved policy decisions in Missouri communities. CPAC does this through interactive decision support, policy education, and by considering the links between federal, state, and local policy. CPAC’s objectives are to provide enhanced quality of community information, improved access to information for all interested citizens, increased capacity for “what-if” analysis, and broader participation in community decision making.
- Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) is the only national policy institute in the U.S. solely dedicated to assessing the rural impacts of public policies. This comprehensive approach to rural policy analysis involves scientists from member institutions at Iowa State University, the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska, as well as numerous researchers, policy analysts and policy practitioners from other universities, research institutions, governments, and non-governmental organizations. To date, over 200 scholars representing 16 different disciplines in 80 universities, 40 states, and seven countries have participated in RUPRI projects.