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ERIC Number: ED299941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.