Augusta State University (ASU) strives to be an institution that enriches its community through service and research. In support of this mission, the Center for Public Service and Research seeks to be regionally recognized for its high-quality research and service. Under contract or grant from local, state, and federal governments and consortia, as well as private sector for-profit and non-profit organizations, the Center provides research, technical assistance, and training.
The Center offers specialized skills and cutting-edge expertise in
- Program evaluation and policy analysis
- Statistical analysis
- Development of logic models and performance metrics
- Survey research and analysis
- Economic forecasting
- Privatization and contracting out of government services
- Student adjustment and transition to college
- Literacy development
- Development of training and education programs for individuals with disabilities
- Specialized expertise on Georgia and local history through the Center for the Study of Georgia History
- Analysis of crime data
- Environmental justice
- Community organizing
A major project currently underway is an extension of a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant from the Department of Justice. The original project evaluated the impact of a PSN grant provided to the City of Brunswick, Georgia. In addition, the Center did the initial survey research that supported a successful application for a "Weed and Seed" grant for Brunswick. In its current extension, the Center is evaluating the impact of "Augusta Ink," a collaborative effort between local, state and federal law enforcement to reduce drug and weapons trafficking, and gang activity, in the Augusta, Georgia area.