ERIC Number: ED299941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Universities and Colleges: 1988.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
A comprehensive national database on key quantitative and qualitative aspects of scientific and engineering research facilities at universities and colleges is presented. This study was conducted in response to a Congressional request for systematic information on the status of academic research facilities. The National Science Foundation (NSF) was directed to "design, establish, and maintain a data collection and analysis capability for the purpose of identifying and assessing the research facilities needs of universities and colleges." Seven chapters look at the following: (1) introduction (background, presentation of the data and organization of the report); (2) current amount of research space; (3) new construction and repair/renovation of research facilities; (4) sources of funds for research facilities projects; (5) condition and adequacy of research facilities; (6) research facilities at historically black colleges and universities; and (7) comparison of 1986 and 1988 research facilities surveys. Some of the findings are: major sources of funds for research facilities include state/local governments, private funds, institutional funds, and tax-exempt bonds; actual and planned repair/renovation costs for the period 1986-1989 total about $1.6 billion; and institutions reported actual and planned construction projects totalling about $5.5 billion. Five appendices are as follows: technical notes; list of sampled institutions; facilities request and approval process; survey questionnaire; and detailed statistical tables. The report contains 30 tables, 4 charts, and 18 figures. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Construction (Process), Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Engineering, Facility Expansion, Facility Improvement, Financial Support, Higher Education, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Research and Development, Scientific Research
Universities and Colleges Study Group, Division SRS, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.