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  • Camp NARUC - Annual Regulatory Studies Program (August 2017)

    Dates:

    • Week 1 (Fundamentals): July 31 - August 4, 2017
    • Week 2 (Intermediate): August 7 - 11, 2017

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Annual Regulatory Studies Program "Camp NARUC" is grounded in sound regulatory theory and established practices. The curriculum is comprehensive and intensive and includes general sessions, topical workshops, and sector-specific tracks on the electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. The Fundamentals Course (week 1) focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of utility regulation. The program emphasizes the disciplines and skills essential for participating in an increasingly demanding and complex regulatory process. Core economic, legal, accounting, finance, and policy theories and concepts are introduced.

  • Center for Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • Education Research Reports

    Description:

    MSU's College of Education has issued many Education Research Reports to legislators, educators, and others across the state. The annual series of reports describes research that spans the four College departments and is of particular interest to K-12 educators and policy makers. The research reports provide a citation to the specific article and/or its location on the World Wide Web for those wishing more information. The reports are mailed monthly during the academic year to about 900 educators, legislators, deans, and friends of the College.

  • Indigenous Law & Policy Center Services

    Location:

    Law College Building, 648 North Shaw Lane, Room 405B, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is the heart of the MSU Law Indigenous Law Program. The Center has two goals: to train law students to work with Indian Country, and to provide services to institutional clients such as Indian tribes, tribal courts, and other tribal organizations on a wide variety of legal and policy questions.

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

    Location:

    509 E. Circle Drive, Room 321, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) applies research to important public policy issues, and strengthens relationships between the academic and policymaker communities. IPPSR is involved in:

    • Promoting and conducting interdisciplinary research on public policy issues;
    • Providing survey research and evaluation services through the Office for Survey Research;
    • Producing public policy and political leadership education and training programs such as the Legislative Leadership Program, Michigan Political Leadership Program, and Tomorrow's Political Leaders; and
    • Engaging in problem solving discussions around pressing societal needs.

    Examples of projects include the State of the State Survey, the National College Health Assessment survey, and the Thumb Rural Health Network Survey. IPPSR offers an annual Policy Forum Series, which serves as an interactive meeting about issues facing Michigan communities. The Institute's Web site also contains searchable publications, information on special projects, and links to related public policy Web sites.

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research Spring Forum Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    • January 18, 2017
    • February 15, 2017
    • March 15, 2017
    • April 19, 2017

    Location:

    Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, downtown Lansing, across from the Capitol Bldg. The address is 124 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The Forums are open to all who want to learn more about current issues being discussed in the policy arena. Each panelist will discuss their perspective before the forum opens to audience discourse. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the policy discussion.

  • Institute of Public Utilities

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, with sponsorship from several MSU colleges and outside utility corporations, supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries--electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The Institute provides, to the regulatory policy community, integrative, interdisciplinary and balanced educational programs, as well as applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. The Institute focuses on informing and improving the regulatory process through:

    • Educational programs and seminars on regulation policies--held at MSU, at the client's site, or at various locations within the US;
    • Online discussion forums, Web casts, and surveys;
    • Online resources such as links, glossaries, and statistics;
    • Public Utilities publications; and
    • The Trebing Library on Public Utility Regulation, which houses extensive documentation on public utility regulation.

    Please see the website below for a list of current programs.

  • IPU Onsite Training Programs

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities offers customized regulatory seminars, tutorials, and strategic planning, onsite at your location. Contact for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs. for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Road, Room 93, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), in the College of Social Science, is committed to serving the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest through research on the social, economic, educational, and political condition of these communities. The Institute is involved in:

    • Conducting research and transmitting the research findings to academic institutions, government officials, community leaders, and private sector executives;
    • Disseminating knowledge through publications, seminars, workshops, and private consultation;
    • Providing technical expertise and support to Latino communities for developing policy responses to local problems; and
    • Developing Hispanic human capital through leadership development, empowerment, and education.

    Current research/outreach initiatives target the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. JSRI publishes several reports and papers on recent research, as well as produces the NEXO Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Institute and an assortment of books. The Institute's Web site contains information on employment, events in lower Michigan, Latino News, and profiles on companies and institutions who serve the Latino communities. The Institute, in collaboration with MSU Libraries' Special Collections, also has a Virtual Collection with audio and video, publications, and photos of Dr. Julian Samora.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute Reference Materials and Reports

    Location:

    http://jsri.msu.edu/publications 

    Description:

    The mission of the Julian Samora Research Institute is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation.  The Institute offers a variety of informational resources covering many Michigan Latino topics.

  • LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy

    Location:

    South Kedzie Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The LeFrak Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy and the LeFrak Forum are centers for research and debate on the theory and practice of modern democracy. They sponsor lectures, conferences, publications, and teaching, as well as graduate, post-doctoral, and senior fellowships. Their specific mission is to explore the intersection of philosophy and public policy: to place theoretical issues in practical context and policy issues in philosophical perspective. The Symposium and the Forum are dedicated to fostering genuine intellectual debate, especially by introducing voices not regularly heard on university campuses — thinkers from the classical liberal, libertarian, and conservative traditions and other dissenters from reigning academic orthodoxies.

  • Master Citizen Planner Credentialing Program

    Description:

    The Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Program provides advanced skill development and a benchmark for continuing education among Michigan elected and appointed officials and citizen volunteers. The MCP program involves completing the Citizen Planner course of seven core sessions (in classroom or online), passing an examination, developing a capstone project, and meeting continuing education requirements. The MCP designation is an achievement recognized as the standard of excellence among planning officials and community leaders in Michigan, and participants who complete the MCP program receive incentives such as course discounts, exclusive training opportunities, and scholarships for annual conferences and regional training offered by partnering organizations.

  • Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Program: Macomb County (March - May 2017)

    Dates:

    Class begins on March 9 and continues on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., March 16, 23, 29, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2017. There will be no class on April 6, 2017. The May 4 class is not required for the Citizen Planner certificate and may not be used as a substitute for a core class (1-7), but is required to be considered for a scholarship from Macomb County.

    Location:

    MSU Extension Office Assembly room, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

    Description:

    Michigan Citizen Planner offers a seven-week, non-credit course called “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” that leads to an optional certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. Earning the certificate involves the successful completion of seven core sessions.  Courses are held for consecutive weeks at a local facility. Each session is designed to be approximately 2½ hours in length and includes hands-on learning exercises. The seven core sessions of “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” provide a basic skill set and are required for certification. Participants with limited time may enroll in individual sessions of their choosing.

  • Michigan Health Policy Forum (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 1, 2017.  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    Eagle Eye Golf Course, 15500 Chandler Rd, Bath Twp, MI 48808

    Description:

    The Michigan Health Policy Forum will retrospectively review the first 100 days of the Trump administration. We have reserved May 1, 2017 for the next Michigan Health Policy Forum. The Forum will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Course located 3 miles north of the MSU campus. We are delighted that Dr. Gail Wilensky will serve as our keynote speaker to provide an insider’s overview of the proposals under discussion and the impact they will have on the health care community and patients in Michigan. Dr. Wilensky has had a long and respected career in the health policy arena. She has served as Director of Medicaid and Medicare programs, Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration and Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush for Policy Development.

  • Michigan Policy Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College.

  • Michigan Political Leadership Training Program

    Dates:

    MPLP fellows are required to attend one weekend session per month from February through November, generally beginning with dinner at 6pm.on Friday and meeting until 4pm on Saturday.

     

    Location:

    321 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) is a multi-partisan leadership training program that identifies individuals from across the state who are committed to community service and brings them together to engage in a public policy and leadership curriculum. The curriculum incorporates practical politics, public policy analysis and process, personal leadership development, and effective governance. MPLP Fellows gain the expertise to tackle public policy issues in the community as candidates for office, as government officials, or as citizen activists.

    Annually, a diverse group of 24 individuals are awarded the opportunity to participate in a hands-on curriculum that incorporates personal leadership development, public policy process and analysis, governance, and campaigning. Practical skills training are emphasized. Fellows participate in team and coalition-building activities to foster communication and the exchange of ideas. The MPLP faculty is comprised of elected officials, political activists, MSU faculty, media, and business professionals from across Michigan.

  • Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program

    Description:

    The Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program was created by the School of Planning, Design & Construction at Michigan State University.  The curriculum is designed to assist home builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and government officials in implementing and enforcing the energy code in the state of Michigan.  The purpose of this program is to increase understanding, improve compliance, reduce administrative time and costs, and to improve customer relationships among these groups.  The training programs are approved for Public Act 54 continuing education credits for building officials by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs through the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes.  Over 5,000 attendees and almost all State of Michigan Building Officials have received training through this program.

  • Office for Survey Research

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) conducts social scientific, policy, and political surveys through The Office of Survey Research (OSR). The OSR serves public, private, and non-profit organizations and researchers who seek to use surveys to learn about attitudes, needs, experiences, and behavior of individuals and institutions. The OSR administers in excess of 40,000 telephone, Web, and mail questionnaires each year. Our computer-assisted telephone interviewing facility can accommodate more than 2,000 interviewing hours per week. OSR's projects span needs assessments, epidemiological studies, opinion surveys, client feedback surveys, social or economic impact studies, and political polls. We are expanding our resources in the area of web survey services and focus groups.

  • Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law

    Location:

    406 Communication Arts Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Quello Center seeks to stimulate and inform debate on the economic and social implications of media, communication and information innovations of our digital age. It pursues research that questions taken-for-granted assumptions, and seeks to collaborate with other centers of excellence in research on the social and economic implications of communication, media, and information technologies of our digital age and the policy and management issues raised by these developments.

    The scope of the center has broadened with the rise of the Internet and digital media, but its mission has continued to focus on research that will improve understanding of the choices and options affected by change in communication technologies, industries, and consumer choices. The Quello Center pursues these goals through a variety of activities, including: the conduct of rigorous interdisciplinary research; an interest in technology, policy and practice at multiple levels from local and state to national and global arenas; providing opportunities, such as symposia and conferences, to facilitate dialogue among policy makers, scholars, industry executives, and consumer interest groups; participation in other events and proceedings that evaluate important communication policy developments; and providing expertise and independent research to public and nonprofit institutions.

  • Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children Lecture Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    MSU Law Building, Castle Board Room, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Mi  48824

    Description:

    The Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children is dedicated to bringing to the MSU Law campus a range of speakers who are experts in international human rights or humanitarian law, or who are particularly knowledgeable about one of the ongoing crises engendered by violations of such law.

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