International Survey of Research University Leadership: Capital Spending Priorities, ISBN 978-157440-461-6

Primary Research Group Inc., has published the International Survey of Research University Leadership: Capital Spending Priorities, ISBN 978-157440-461-6


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, 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.


Some of the affiliated institutions of the administrators participating in the survey were:


Australian National University

Baylor College of Medicine

Brown University

Carleton University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Columbia University

Drexel University

Emory University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Griffith University

Imperial College London

James Cook University

Lehigh University

Massey University

McGill University

Monash University

Penn State University

Princeton University

Queen Mary University of London

Rice University

Rockefeller University

Rutgers University

Saint Louis University

Swinburne University of Technology

University of California, Davis

University College Dublin

University of Alberta

University of Birmingham

University of California Santa Barbara

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Riverside

University of Chicago


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