International Survey of Research University Leadership: View of Technology Transfer and Sponsored Research Offices

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This report presents the opinions of 314 deans, chancellors, department chairmen, research institute directors, provosts, trustees, vice presidents and other upper level administrators from more than 50 research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia.  The report gives detailed information on what they think of their university technology transfer and sponsored research efforts and what they feel should be done going forward.  They also judge whether technology transfer and sponsored research units should receive more or less university funding, and if they are adequately staffed. The study also looks at how the administrators sampled view the effectiveness of university policies designed to promote the university’s technology and research prowess of its faculty.

Just a few of this report’s many findings are that:

  • 20.06% of survey participants, 21.58% of those in public universities and 15.07% of those in private universities, give their university a grade of A for their efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others associated with the university.
  • 32.89% of survey participants in the United States feel that the office that deals with technology transfer at their University is understaffed, a greater percentage than participants in Canada and the UK, but fewer than the 50% in Australia and New Zealand who feel the same way.

Academic department chairs and distinguished professors are the most critical of their university’s efforts to publicize research achievements, 16.42% saying that their university does a poor job at this.
Data in the report is broken out by country, university ranking, work title, field of work responsibility, level of compensations, age, gender and other variables.

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THE QUESTIONNAIRE  

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Characteristics of the Sample   
Administrators Grade their Universities on their Capabilities in Promoting University-Developed Technologies   
Views on the Appropriate Level of University Staffing for Technology Transfer & Sponsored Research   
Views on University Spending on Technology Transfer   
View of the University’s Performance in Managing University Patents   
View of University Performance in Helping its Scholars in Obtaining Research Grants   
View of the University Performance in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector   
View of the University Performance in Incentivizing Faulty to Create Intellectual Property for the University   
View of University Performance in Publicizing Faculty Research Achievements   
Suggestions from Administrators for Making Improvements in University Technology Transfer Policies   
Views on which Existing Policies are Effective in Technology Transfer & Sponsored Research   

List of Tables
Table 1.1 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university?   
Table 1.2 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by country   
Table 1.3 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 1.4 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 1.5 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 1.6 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 1.7 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 1.8 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 1.9 How would you grade your university's efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others connected to the university? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 2.1 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff?   
Table 2.2 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by country   
Table 2.3 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 2.4 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 2.5 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 2.6 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 2.7 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 2.8 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 2.9 In this area the university has insufficient staff, enough staff, or too much staff? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 3.1 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology?   
Table 3.2 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by country   
Table 3.3 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.4 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 3.5 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.6 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 3.7 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 3.8 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 3.9 Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Imagine that your university budget is just about keeping pace with inflation, perhaps a little better, should your university spend more, spend less, or spend about the same on departments and programs to foster technology transfer and patent revenues from university-developed technology? Other answers.   
Table 4 How well does your university perform in each of the following areas?   
Table 4.1.1 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents?   
Table 4.1.2 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by country   
Table 4.1.3 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.1.4 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.1.5 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.1.6 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.1.7 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.1.8 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.1.9 How well does your university perform in Managing University Patents? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 4.2.1 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants?   
Table 4.2.2 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by Country   
Table 4.2.3 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.2.4 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.2.5 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.2.6 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.2.7 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.2.8 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.2.9 How well does your university perform in Assisting Faculty in Obtaining Research Grants? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 4.3.1 How well does your university perform in Arrange Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector?   
Table 4.3.2 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by Country   
Table 4.3.3 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.3.4 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.3.5 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.3.6 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.3.7 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.3.8 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.3.9 How well does your university perform in Arranging Sponsored Research Projects with the Private Sector? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 4.4.1 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology?   
Table 4.4.2 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by country   
Table 4.4.3 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.4.4 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.4.5 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.4.6 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.4.7 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.4.8 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.4.9 How well does your university perform in Promoting University-Developed Technology? Broken out by Level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 4.5.1 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University?   
Table 4.5.2 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by Country   
Table 4.5.3 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.5.4 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.5.5 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.5.6 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.5.7 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.5.8 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.5.9 How well does your university perform in Incentivizing Faculty and Staff to Create Intellectual Property and Patents for the University? Broken out by Level of compensation of the survey participant   
Table 4.6.1 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements?   
Table 4.6.2 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by country   
Table 4.6.3 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.6.4 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by public and private status   
Table 4.6.5 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.6.6 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out age of survey participant   
Table 4.6.7 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by work title or role of the survey participant   
Table 4.6.8 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by major field of work activity of the survey participant   
Table 4.6.9 How well does your university perform in Publicizing University Research Achievements? Broken out by level of compensation of the survey participant   
What could your university do to better to foster development and technology transfer of university-developed technologies?   
What is your university currently doing in its technology development and technology transfer policies that are particularly effective or noteworthy?

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