With expertise in quantitative and qualitative assessment, as well as business process re-engineering, the Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR) performs evaluation studies, opinion surveys, data analysis, strategic planning consultation, training, and technical assistance. IGSR partners with local governments, state and federal agencies, university researchers, and community organizations on projects that strengthen government effectiveness and efficiency, promote evidence-based practices, and improve policy and outcomes.
As the second oldest public service unit at the University of Maryland, the Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR) has a long history of involving students in its endeavors where they gain direct work experience, financial support, personal growth, and public service satisfaction. Click on the videos below to hear students' perspectives on working at IGSR.
Megan, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Video)