Public Service Indicators Pilot

NASPAA will be conducting a Pilot for our Public Service Indicators project January 13th thru February 17th, 2020.  If you are interested in participating in the pilot please contact
Public Service Indicators


Public Service Indicators Instructions


Reference PDF


The NASPAA Data Committee, at the request of the Executive Council, has developed a NASPAA Badging recognition program to identify member programs that demonstrate exemplary commitment in four possible areas. 

  • Civic Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Sustainability
  • and Globalization.

This process, including eligibility requirements, program self-evaluation, and publication of information on the program's website, ensures a commitment to continuous improvement and transparency. Only NASPAA accredited programs are eligible for badging.

NASPAA Badging requirements were built on the principles of public service education: training the next generation of students pursuing the public interest ethically and effectively. The areas of recognition were built using the blueprints set by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 16, which advocates for strong institutions that are accountable and transparent.  Our programs have a demonstrable impact on professional public service and public policy. NASPAA Badging seeks to recognize these efforts.


Recognizing programs with exceptional focus on student engagement with the community and service learning.

Recognizing programs with exceptional focus on the future of sustainability through the lens of public service, with partnerships and other opportunities for students to engage in sustainable service.

Recognizing programs with exceptional focus on inclusiveness and diversity in their curriculum, as well as their faculty and student body.

Recognizing programs with exceptional focus on globalization, international relations and services, while fostering an inclusive environment for international students.