Project Excellence

Express Your Opinions: Michigan Statewide Needs Assessment Survey

Please share your opinions about the service needs for individuals with disabilities living within your community from October 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023.

To take the Michigan Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey, make one of the selections below:

  • If you are a Michigan resident with a disability, click here.
  • If you are a family member or a friend of a Michigan resident with a disability, click here.
Express your opinion with the Michigan Needs Assessment Survey. Are you a person with a disability or a friend or family member of someone with a disability? Please share your opinion about the service needs for individuals with disabilities living in your community. In addition to taking the survey online, you can alternatively take it by phone at 517 432 0273 and speaking with Su Pi. The survey is open from Oct. 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.

About Project Excellence

Project Excellence is a long-term collaborative (grant supported) relationship with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) with the goal of providing long-term stability to the existing program evaluation and research function of the Bureau and expanded capacity to address new evaluation and research questions to provide the agency with data and analysis regarding the impact of the rehabilitation services provided to citizens with disabilities in the State of Michigan. The Bureau serves approximately 40,000 individuals with disabilities each year. The research grant, titled “Project Excellence: A Program Evaluation Partnership,” funding provides support for two full-time doctoral level staff researchers and four graduate research assistants from our doctoral program.

Each year, MRS and Project Excellence staff develop a series of studies that are of critical importance to the state agency in understanding the impact of their policies and services. To date, this experience has been very rewarding. Students in our Rehabilitation Counselor Education doctoral program have had an opportunity to work in a meaningful research setting with real data, while they are developing their research competencies through formal coursework in our program. Our more advanced students have been able to identify and pursue dissertation topics through the project.

In 2001, Dr. Michael J. Leahy initiated this long-standing research and program evaluation project and served as the principal investigator until 2020. Currently, Dr. Sukyeong Pi continues the program evaluation partnership as the principal investigator.