ERIC Number: ED306815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Research Activity at Arizona's Universities: A Working Paper.
Information on research activity at Arizona's three universities (Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University) is presented as one of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness. For both faculty and students, the presence of research activity and the existence of research requirements are essential to the quality and credibility of a graduate degree program. To regard research activity as an expensive luxury or a detriment to instruction conveys a misunderstanding of the university in promoting and producing knowledge and of the economic potentials of university initiated research. Topics addressed are: the breadth of university research; status of research at each university; relationship of research to instruction--the faculty and administrative view; research incentives and disincentives; research recognition and competitiveness; and increasing non-state funding for research. Recommendations include the following: the Regents should consider starting an eminent scholars' program to attract highly productive researchers in areas of strategic importance; each institution should listen to what faculty cite as research disincentives and seek remedies insofar as possible; and the Regents and the executive and legislative branches of the state should increase support of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative activity in Arizona's three universities. Two appendices provide a copy of the questionnaire sent to graduate deans and vice presidents for research and a copy of the questionnaire sent to selected department heads. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona