Center for Public Scholarship & Social Change
Survey may be used but should reference Millersville’s Polling & Research Office.
The Polling & Research Office is a nonpartisan research and polling office dedicated to providing high quality public opinion research and analysis serving the public interest.
The Engaged Scholars Program aims to create a community of faculty with a shared interest in service learning and/or community based research to collaborate and support each other in the development of engaged public scholarship.
The Reflect & Connect Series is a series of gatherings where students, faculty, staff and members of the community read short pieces of literature on service, reflect of civic engagement, and discover opportunities to connect with the community.
The Innovator-in-Residence Program is for an accomplished innovator and is chosen annually to reside at Millersville University as a distinguished visitor for 2-4 days. The insights, achievements and impact of the innovator are the focus of public presentations, classroom appearances, and other interactive activities during the stay. The broader objectives of the program are to promote the understanding and pursuit of innovation among our students and the community in such areas as, but not limited to, the arts, sciences, technology and social entrepreneurship.
Community-initiated Projects are collaborative projects that arise from community-initiated requests for expertise, research, volunteers or other resources.
Closing Educational Achievement Gaps Projects are initiatives and collaborations with school districts, public agencies, organizations and community groups that address disparities in achievement due to unequal educational opportunities, as well as lags in mathematics, science, and technology among American students generally.
Faculty/Staff Expertise Clearinghouse is a roster of Millersville professors and staff that provides information on their expertise or interests with respect to community needs.
The Policy Conference is an annual event that engages the University family and the community-at-large in national dialogues of policy issues of interest to the region, nation, and the world. The format of the event includes general and breakout sessions with keynote speakers and other experts of national and international repute. Past conferences have focused on educational, economic, and science and technology policy issues.
The Center for Public Scholarship’s engaging events are excellent opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and the community to share their interest in service learning and community-based research.
The Center for Public Scholarship has developed a set of resources at your disposal, including links, journals, conference information, and grant opportunities. For more information, please send an email to the Center for Public Scholarship.