Community Benchmarks Program
The mission of the CBP is to support local governments and
nonprofits through the use of comparative measures to improve
performance and accountability as part of a continuous improvement
The three-credit course is
offered each semester to upper-level undergraduates. Participating
students are trained in the use of benchmarking to improve local
government performance while collecting and analyzing data.
If you are interested in submitting a research proposal, please contact Stephanie Pasquale.
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About The Program
In June of 1996, The Maxwell School at Syracuse University formally established the Community Benchmarks Program (CBP) through a $579,000 grant awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Foundation. The CBP is part of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
Former Maxwell Dean John Palmer institutionalized the program in 2000,
enabling the CBP to continue as part of the ongoing undergraduate
research and educational activities of the Public Affairs Program.