- The project is consistent with the vision, mission, policies and scope of the Center.
- The Center’s involvement is acceptable to those directly affected, and to those in authority who will receive the results of the project.
- The project addresses important public policy issues or community needs.
- The potential sponsorship and support for the project by leaders of affected parties is sufficient to promote meaningful results and leadership for follow through.
- The project is cost effective, such that provision of Center services will likely result in a positive and long-term impact proportionate to the expenditure of resources.
- A center based at Washington’s public research universities adds unique value to the project, in that it contributes expertise, knowledge, credibility, a public service orientation, and/or other resources that can help the project reach a successful resolution.
- The project involves multiple parties from the public and private sectors and/or tribal nations in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
- The Center can provide useful resources or services appropriate to the project and obtain results in a reasonable period of time relative to the complexity and history of the issue.
- The project provides an opportunity to build capacity in institutions and/or communities or may result in the incorporation of collaborative approaches to dispute resolution or policy-making so that parties are better able to resolve problems and conflicts in the future.
- The project allows the Center to learn from or assist a diversity of citizens, communities, tribes, interest groups, businesses and/or government agencies.
- The project provides the opportunity to learn valuable principles and/or gain knowledge in a policy area that helps the Center be more useful in the future.
- The project provides opportunities to enrich the teaching, research and public service activities of the universities and provides learning opportunities for students.
- The project encourages work across units within each university and takes advantage of the collaboration of the two universities.
- The project contributes to multiple components of the Center’s mission.
Updated on February 12, 2020.