Texas Tech University

The Center for Public Service

 
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CPS Mission Statement

The Center for Public Service (CPS) provides members of the public and nonprofit sectors in West Texas with valuable professional management training opportunities and community services to promote their learning on behalf of the Department of Political Science and Texas Tech University. The CPS strives to conduct timely relevant and high-quality research that enhances the effectiveness and professionalism of public and nonprofit organizations and makes academic contributions to the literature in public and nonprofit management. The CPS also offers opportunities for current graduate students majoring in public administration to assist in research projects and to exercise what they have learned from their program.  

CPM Program

CPM Program Brochure

CPM Program Registration 

The 22-23 Program Schedule

Track 2: MANAGING FOR QUALITY

Session 1: May 6, 2022
Session 2: May 27, 2022
Session 3: June 17, 2022

Track 3: ORGANIZATIONAL AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION

Session 1: July 8, 2022
Session 2: July 29, 2022
Session 3: August 19, 2022

Track 4: BUDGETING AND FINANCE

Session 1: September 9, 2022
Session 2: September 23, 2022
Session 3: October 14, 2022

Track 5: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

Session 1: November 4, 2022
Session 2: November 18, 2022
Session 3: December 9, 2022

Track 6: INFORMATION SYSTEMS; ETHICAL DECISION MAKING 

Session 1: January 13, 2023
Session 2: January 27, 2023
Session 3: February 17, 2023

Track 7: APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

Session 1: March 3, 2023
Session 2: March 24, 2023
Session 3: April 7, 2023

Ongoing Projects

How Rural Local Governments Respond to the COVID Crisis? A Study of West Texas Local Governments

Citizen Perception of Government Trust during the COVID Crisis

Upcoming Events

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