Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) Fellowship Announcement
Social Equity Performance Measures
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

The issues of Equity and Social Justice have long been important social and academic areas of passion and intellectual interest. As part of the evolution of social equity issues in the public policy arena, there is interest in advancing the understanding of appropriate community level indicators and policy and program-level performance measures to advance discussion, thinking, and action. The American Society of Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance in collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration’s Social Equity in Governance standing panel are chartering this project to identify promising approaches for measuring and advancing the measurement of social equity.

Project Scope: This project is designed to capture the current “state of the field” on social equity performance measurement. The project is to be based on an inventory of current social equity frameworks, indicator systems, and performance measurement practices by federal, state and local governments. Ideally, the work will provide a balance between academic and practitioner perspectives drawing from academic literature and empirical operational experiences. Work should address the breadth of social equity measurement, including national and community level indicators as well as programmatic and outcome-level performance measurement systems.

CAP Research Fellows: CAP has a practice of enabling academics and professionals to be designated as CAP Research Fellows for projects related to the mission of the organization. This project anticipates the designation of at least two CAP fellows: one from an academic institution and one from a public sector/nonprofit organization. CAP provides technical assistance, links fellows to researchers and practitioners in performance measurement, and disseminates research reports by fellows. CAP Fellows are uncompensated.

Project Sponsors:
 Susan T Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs; ASPA Vice President and NAPA Fellow (
 Blue Wooldridge, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs; NAPA Fellow and Chair of NAPA’s Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance (
 Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director for Performance and Strategy, King County WA; CAP Vice President (
 James H. Svara, Visiting Professor, School of Government, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NAPA Fellow (

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