As the spring semester comes to a close, 29 CONNECT graduate fellows from across campus wrap up their data and evaluation projects and prepare to present their work. The CONNECT program, developed and spearheaded by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler, identifies nonprofit and public-serving organizations in the Austin area that have scoped a data project and matches them with graduate students seeking applied evaluation or measurement-related experience.
- Public Administration and Management
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Governing/Managing Public and Civic Affairs
- Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
- Social Policy
R. Patrick Bixler is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His fields of interest include public policy, public administration, governance, organizational theory, nonprofit and philanthropy studies, network science and sustainability science. His current research focuses on the collaboration of public, private and nonprofit institutions to solve complex social and environmental problems and promote social innovation. He has an ongoing interest in sustainability and environmental policy and leads the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators project. He is also a faculty team member of Planet Texas 2050, a campus-wide research initiative.
- Fall 2020 - 59235 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
- Spring 2020 - 58525 - PA 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
- Fall 2019 - 59534 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
- Spring 2019 - 60234 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management
- Spring 2018 - 60877 - PA 388L – Advanced Topics in Management