International Survey of Research University Leadership: View of Advancement Efforts

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  • Report
  • 48 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The International Survey of Research University Faculty: View of Advancement Efforts, is a survey of more than 300 university deans, department chairman, chancellors, trustees, provosts administrative department heads and other university leaders drawn from a sample of 60+ major research universities predominantly in the USA but also from Canada, the UK and Australia.   Data in the report --is broken out by many criteria including university ranking, enrollment size, and public private status as well as by personal criteria of the respondents such as academic title, departmental affiliation, gender, rate of compensation, age and other variables.

University leaders describe what they like and dislike about their university fundraising efforts, what would make them become more involved in that effort and whether or not the university should spend more or less, or about the same as current spending on advancement.  Survey participants also grade their institution’s advancement effort and offer their counsel and impressions.  They also discuss the extent to which they feel that their departments are included in the distribution of funds and the fundamental fairness of this disbursal process.

23.89% of deans, provosts, chancellors, trustees and other top administrators from a sample of major research universities awarded their university advancement and fundraising effort a grade of “A’, according to a 

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

  • The more highly ranked the university, the greater the likelihood that its advancement efforts received a coveted A with enormous differences between the highest and lowest ranked universities.
  • More than 41% of those sampled earning more than $250,000 (US) per year wanted to increase spending on advancement.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE   

INTERNTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS   
Characteristics of the Sample   

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS   
How Leaders Graded the University Advancement Effort   
Opinions on Whether the University Should Spend More, Spend Less or Spend About the Same on Fundraising?   
Views on How to Improve the Fundraising Effort   
Level of Personal Involvement in the Fundraising Effort   
What Would Lead the Leaders Surveyed to Become More Involved in Fundraising?   
How University Leaders View if Their Departments Receive a Fair Share of Funds Raised through Advancement Efforts   

List of Tables

Table 1.1 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives?   
Table 1.2 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by country   
Table 1.3 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 1.4 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by university public or private status   
Table 1.5 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 1.6 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by age range of survey participant   
Table 1.7 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by work role of survey participant   
Table 1.8 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by work department or field of survey participant   
Table 1.9 How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Broken out by annual compensation of survey participant   
How would you grade your university's efforts in raising funds for the university through donations, bequests and other fundraising initiatives? Other answers   
Table 2.1 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts?   
Table 2.2 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by Country   
Table 2.3 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 2.4 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by university public or private status   
Table 2.5 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 2.6 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by age range of survey participant   
Table 2.7 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by work role of survey participant   
Table 2.8 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by work department or field of survey participant   
Table 2.9 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Broken out by annual compensation of 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 the university's fundraising and advancement efforts? Other answers.   
What could your university do to better in its advancement and fundraising efforts?   
Table 3.1 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts?   
Table 3.2 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by country   
Table 3.3 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 3.4 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by university public or private status   
Table 3.5 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 3.6 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by age range of survey participant   
Table 3.7 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by work role of survey participant   
Table 3.8 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by work department or field of survey participant   
Table 3.9 How personally involved are you in the university fundraising efforts? Broken out by annual compensation of survey participant   
What might lead you to become more involved in the university fundraising efforts?   
Table 4.1 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts?   
Table 4.2 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by country   
Table 4.3 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking   
Table 4.4 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by university public or private status   
Table 4.5 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by gender of survey participant   
Table 4.6 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by age range of survey participant   
Table 4.7 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by work role of survey participant   
Table 4.8 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by work department or field of survey participant   
Table 4.9 Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Broken out by annual compensation of survey participant   
Vis a Vis other departments or units of the university, how does your department fare in attracting funds raised through university advancement and fundraising efforts? Other answers.

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