ERIC Number: ED306822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's Universities in Transition.
Caldwell, Roger L.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this document presents statistical data on the transition of Arizona's universities, consolidating many ad hoc analyses. It lists selected data that helped identify and develop Task Force issues and describes the transition of the universities over the past three decades. Institutional histories are presented for Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Arizona community colleges. Faculty and student trends (e.g., overall enrollment changes, instructional distribution by colleges within the university, and distribution of degrees by subject area) are discussed. Research related data include sponsored projects listed by Arizona budget category and research activities by National Science Foundation categories. Budget distribution, capital construction, and program changes as indicators of university emphasis are noted. Data are summarized by such topics as external trends as indicators of internal shifts, degrees awarded as indicator of student interest, research funds received as indicator of research effort, and enrollment patterns as indicator of student trends. Ten conclusions include: Arizona's universities will probably continue in a transition state for the next decade; each university has a different mix of degrees awarded by type of degree; and research growth by the universities as a percentage of national research and development funds varies among the universities. Trend data tables are appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona