International Survey of Research University Leadership: Capital Spending Priorities

  • ID: 4330174
  • Report
  • 56 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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  • Brown University
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The study presents the results of a survey of research university upper management about what they think priorities should be for their university’s capital spending.  Are they spending enough? Too much?  Should they be spending more or less on the academic library, scientific infrastructure, dormitories, sports facilities, and information technology.

The 56-page study presents the findings from a survey of 314 deans, department chairmen, provosts, registrars, trustees, chancellors, vice presidents, administrative department directors and other upper level administration and management from more than 50 research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia.  Data is broken out by title and by department or work role, such as for fundraising and marketing, technology transfer, student services, educational administration and other categories.  Data is also broken out by country, for public and private universities and by other variables such as level of compensation and gender of the survey participants, among others.

Some of the report’s many findings are that:

  • Leadership closest to the educational process, those in educational administration or departmental chairman, were more likely than others involved in other areas of university management (fundraising, research, technology transfer, physical plant) to support increased capital spending on the academic library.
  • The greatest hostility to the current direction in capital spending was from those sampled who worked in university business and finance positions, of whom more than 35% disliked the current direction of capital spending.
  • Canadians were by far the most likely to say that their university was not spending enough on capital expenditures and 25.49% of Canadians sampled felt this way vs. only 11.11% of those from the USA.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brown University
  • Griffith University
  • McGill University
  • Rockefeller University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leeds
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
Attitudes About the University Capital Budget Plan   
Is the University Spending Too Much, Too Little, or About the Right Amount on Capital Spending?   
Opinions on Spending on Laboratories for the Sciences   
Opinions on Spending on Library Building Renovation or Expansion   
Opinions on Spending on Student Dormitories   
Opinions on Spending on Sports Facilities   
Opinions on Spending on Campus Energy Infrastructure   
Opinions on Spending on Information Technology Infrastructure   

List of Tables

Table 1.1 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans?   
Table 1.2 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by country   
Table 1.3 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 1.4 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 1.5 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 1.6 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 1.7 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 1.8 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 1.9 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Broken out by compensation range of survey participant Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the university's capital budget and renovation or expansion plans? Other answers.   
Table 2.1 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion?   
Table 2.2 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by Country   
Table 2.3 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 2.4 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 2.5 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 2.6 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 2.7 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 2.8 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 2.9 The university is spending too much, too little, or about the right amount in renovation and expansion? Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3 How should your university alter spending for each of the following?   
Table 3.1.1 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?   
Table 3.1.2 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by country   
Table 3.1.3 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.1.4 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.1.5 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.1.6 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.1.7 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.1.8 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.1.9 How should your university alter spending for Laboratories for Life and Other Sciences?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3.2.1 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?   
Table 3.2.2 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by Country   
Table 3.2.3 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.2.4 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.2.5 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.2.6 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.2.7 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.2.8 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.2.9 How should your university alter spending for Academic Library Building Renovation and Expansion?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3.3.1 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?   
Table 3.3.2 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by Country   
Table 3.3.3 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.3.4 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.3.5 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.3.6 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.3.7 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.3.8 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.3.9 How should your university alter spending for Dormitories?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3.4.1 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?   
Table 3.4.2 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by Country   
Table 3.4.3 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.4.4 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.4.5 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.4.6 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.4.7 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.4.8 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.4.9 How should your university alter spending for Sports Facilities?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3.5.1 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?   
Table 3.5.2 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by Country   
Table 3.5.3 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.5.4 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.5.5 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.5.6 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.5.7 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.5.8 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.5.9 How should your university alter spending for Campus Energy Infrastructure?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant   
Table 3.6.1 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?   
Table 3.6.2 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by Country   
Table 3.6.3 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.6.4 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out for public and private institutions   
Table 3.6.5 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant   
Table 3.6.6 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant   
Table 3.6.7 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by academic title of the survey participant   
Table 3.6.8 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by academic field or department of the survey participant   
Table 3.6.9 How should your university alter spending for Information Technology?  Broken out by compensation range of survey participant. How should your university alter spending for each of the following?  Other answers.

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