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Project for  Oregon Board of Massage Therapists Project for Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Examining Reasons for License Non-Compliance among Asian-Pacific Islander Community Members: Project for Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
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Engaging and Serving Diverse Communities: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Inclusive Outreach and Diversity Development Project Report Engaging and Serving Diverse Communities: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Inclusive Outreach and Diversity Development Project Report
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Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Evaluation Report Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Evaluation Report
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Multicultural Community Forum June 1, 2013 Final Report Multicultural Community Forum June 1, 2013 Final Report
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Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Developing and Facilitating the City of Beaverton's Diversity Advisory Board Final Report Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Developing and Facilitating the City of Beaverton's Diversity Advisory Board Final Report
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Clackamas County Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Report - Phase II Clackamas County Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Report - Phase II
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State Department Professional Fellows of Vietnam Final Report State Department Professional Fellows of Vietnam Final Report
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Correlational Analysis of Oregon Juvenile Justice Data Final Report Correlational Analysis of Oregon Juvenile Justice Data Final Report
In the Fall of 2014, the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office commissioned a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service to examine juvenile justice in Oregon. The CPS research team conducted correlational analyses to determine the relationship between indicators of government intervention in juvenile justice and indicators of public safety.
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Multnomah Law Library Report
This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law Library into a self-help center to better serve pro se litigants.
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Columbia River Gorge Commission - Administrative Assessment Columbia River Gorge Commission - Administrative Assessment
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THE SCHOOLS OUR STUDENTS DESERVE - A Statewide School Facilities Program for Oregon Report THE SCHOOLS OUR STUDENTS DESERVE - A Statewide School Facilities Program for Oregon Report
How can the State of Oregon help 197 school districts pass local school bonds? What financial and technical assistance could help districts meet their most critical school facilities needs in an equitable way? What does the state need to know about its PreK-12 school facilities, and how should it assemble, organize, and share that information with districts and the general public? This report offers answers to these questions.
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Portland Public Schools: Building the Framework for Boundary Review Portland Public Schools: Building the Framework for Boundary Review
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Future of WorkSource - Oregon Employment Department Report Future of WorkSource - Oregon Employment Department Report
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Sustainable Municipal Operations Final Report for Albany, Independence and Yamhill
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Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future
Toulan School faculty member Dr. Thaddeus R. Miller explores the emerging field of sustainability science in his upcoming new book, "Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future."
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Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan, Portland State University; Kent S. Robinson, Portland State University; Dennis R. Strachota; James A. Hough. Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA program.
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Three Cities Fire and Emergency Services Project Three Cities Fire and Emergency Services Project
The Center for Public Service worked with Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village ("Three Cities") to analyze the services provided under the Gresham Fire and Emergency Services IGA. The purpose of this project was threefold: To understand the operational, financial and revenue realities that structure fire/EMS service for the Three Cities (Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village); to propose alternatives and options for service delivery to the Three Cities ("Menu of Options); and to help the Three Cities diligently prepare for future service delivery arrangements for fire/EMS services.
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E-Policing: The Value of Police Websites for Citizen Empowered Participation E-Policing: The Value of Police Websites for Citizen Empowered Participation
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones and Melchor C. de Guzman. This chapter provides a bridge between e-government research related to websites and the study of police organizations and strategy.
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Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones, Melchor C. de Guzman, and Korni Swaroop Kumar. In a digital age, people are increasingly interacting socially via web platforms. This digital interaction includes governments, which can interact with the citizens in their society to co-produce effective responses to criminal activity. This book chapter examines the level and type of participation among municipal police departments using social media and web resources.
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E-Policing: Environmental and Organizational Correlates of Website Features and Characteristics Among Large Police Departments in the United States of America E-Policing: Environmental and Organizational Correlates of Website Features and Characteristics Among Large Police Departments in the United States of America
Authored by: Jones, Matt and de Guzman, Melchor. Increasingly, information technology has pervaded the provision of services by police agencies in the United States. The authors' research has isolated the factors that contribute to the adoption of e-government practices by large municipal police agencies in the United States.
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Project Management Toolkit: A strategic approach to new local governance Project Management Toolkit: A strategic approach to new local governance
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Ingle, M., Tsukamoto, H., & Kobayashi, M. This bilingual English/Japanese book is a product of a training program for managers from Japanese municipal government funded by Tokyo Foundation.
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The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
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Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Nelson, H. T., & Shinn, C. This paper investigates many facets of civic engagement by disaggregating how undergraduates conceptualize civic engagement as well as defining variables predicting greater student involvement in political, social and community affairs.
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Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership. Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership.
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami & Kecskes, Kevin. This article discusses the history, structure, and roles of academic and community partners associated with the Civic Leadership minor, and elaborates the philosophical foundation of the interdisciplinary curriculum that aims to build student capacity for the common good.
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Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami. This study catalogues types of diversity activities conducted by local governments and identifies key factors in the development and successful implementation of diversity initiatives.
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Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypal Public Sector Retirees in OR, WA, and ID Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypal Public Sector Retirees in OR, WA, and ID
This study selects three public service occupations-- accountant, K-12 teacher, and state trooper/police officer – commonly found in three Northwest states and their three largest cities (Portland, Seattle, and Boise.) Key assumptions were made to allow “apples-to-apples” comparisons of the retirement benefits of current and future retirees, both within and between each system.
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Strategic Assessment of OCE/DOC Work and Related Programs Strategic Assessment of OCE/DOC Work and Related Programs
The Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a self-supporting and semi-independent agency of the State of Oregon reporting to the Director of the Department of Corrections (DOC), signed an agreement with the Center for Public Service to conduct a strategic assessment in early 2012.
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Total Employer Cost of Compensation Study - Phase 2.0 Total Employer Cost of Compensation Study - Phase 2.0
In the spring and summer of 2012 the State of Oregon commissioned a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service to examine the single biggest cost of most government jurisdictions: personnel costs. Working closely with the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties, the state and the CPS research team identified 21 different city and county jurisdictions in Oregon and southwest Washington, in addition to using state of Oregon data.
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Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report - The State of the Nonprofit Sector in Oregon, 2011 Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report - The State of the Nonprofit Sector in Oregon, 2011
The Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report is the outcome of a collaboration between the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and the Center for Public Service's Institute for Nonprofit Management. The report is intended to inform decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the present economic status and relevance of the nonprofit sector.
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Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Published in State and Local Government Review 2012 44: 55. Authored by Masami Nishishiba.
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Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation
The Center for Public Service evaluated Clackamas County’s alternate work week pilot project based on data collected between November 2008 and July 2009.
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Comprehensive Community Emergency Management (C2EM) Strategy Comprehensive Community Emergency Management (C2EM) Strategy
Center for Public Service, Clackamas County Emergency Management Department. This Comprehensive Community Emergency Management (C2EM) Strategy presents a pathway for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital and responsible partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of Clackamas County.
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MESC Monthly MESC Monthly
The Middle East Studies Center distributes a monthly newsletter for educators, the MESC Monthly. Educators may subscribe to receive featured information, resources and opportunities.
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PSU professors co-author U.N. report on happiness PSU professors co-author U.N. report on happiness
Report: economies need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth.
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Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
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PSU's Outlist PSU's Outlist
We are here. We are your professors, alumni, students, staff, faculty, coworkers and friends. We support the Portland State University lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally community. We acknowledge the importance of speaking out against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Foundations of Public Service Foundations of Public Service
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan; Richard Green; Craig W. Shinn; Kent S. Robinson. Designed to serve as a basic text for an introductory course in Public Administration, this innovative work provides students with an understanding of the basic management functions that are covered in all standard textbooks with two important differences.
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Time & Stability Seen as Key to Effective Mentoring Time & Stability Seen as Key to Effective Mentoring
Education Week features two Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) faculty members, Keller and Wheeler, along with David Dubois of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Color Matters Color Matters
Racial disparity in Multnomah County, Portland State Magazine
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Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
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CJPRI Newsletter CJPRI Newsletter
Check out the annual CJPRI Newsletters, profiling Criminal Justice Policy today!
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The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach
Professor Christine Chaille co-authors book entitled:The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education, 3rd Edition.
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The Mong Oral Tradition The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
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Literacy Teacher Preparation:Ten Truths for Teacher Educators Literacy Teacher Preparation:Ten Truths for Teacher Educators
Professor Susan Lenski, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, co-edits literacy book entitled Literacy Teacher Preparation: Ten Truths Teacher Educators Need to Know. Co-editors include Dana L. Grisham and Linda S.Wold.
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Making the Difference:Action Research in Middle Level Education Making the Difference:Action Research in Middle Level Education
Edited by Dr. Micki M. Caskey, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, Making a Difference: Action Research in Middle Level Education, highlights action research in middle grades education.
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Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide For Principals Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide For Principals
Dr. Kenneth D. Peterson co-authors book entitled:Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations by Kenneth D. Peterson and Catherine A. Peterson.
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