The Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) was established by members of the Social Science Division at Anne Arundel Community College in 1978. It is now a part of the Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service.
The CSLI mission is fourfold:
- To provide students with “hands on” learning opportunities and encourage their civic engagement in relevant community oriented research projects.
- To serve the community and government with research services.
- To assist AACC’s faculty with research opportunities for students and offering professional development opportunities for faculty members.
- To help AACC collect and analyze information to better assess and meet community needs.
The Center’s primary activity is to conduct semi-annual public interest surveys. Press releases detailing the results of these surveys are accessible dating from 1995. You can also search the survey database by topic and questions. More information about services, a list of members of the advisory board and clients, and presentations by the director to community and college groups are also available via the CSLI interactive Web Site.