ERIC Number: ED485298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Higher Education Technology and Research: Creating Excellence through State Investments
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
Colleges and universities in New Jersey play a critical role in building and sustaining economic prosperity and quality of life in the state and beyond. Through advancements in technology and research, higher education helps to create new jobs, improve the workforce, develop new knowledge, and boost the overall economy. This report summarizes the primary state investments in higher education technology and research since fiscal 1998 and highlights the substantial returns that have been realized. It provides an overview of the considerable and far-reaching benefits of the state's investments. Interspersed throughout the report are quotes from higher education leaders, reflecting on the importance of higher education technology and research. Overall the aim of the report is to provide both a resource to inform future state planning and support for technology and research and a showcase for accomplishments in creating excellence through state investments. The following sections are included: (1) Introduction; (2) Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund; (3) Higher Education Equipment Leasing Fund; (4) High-Tech Workforce Excellence Grant Program; (5) Research Capacity Building Grants; (6) State Matching Funds for Biomedical and Other Technology Research; (7) New Jersey Virtual University; (8) New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology; (9) New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and (10) Other Technology and Research Investments. Appended are: Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund: Direct Institutional Allocations Detail of Expenditures; and Equipment Leasing Fund: Direct Institutional Allocations Detail of Expenditures.
Descriptors: State Aid, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Financial Support, Educational Research, Grants, Information Technology, Scientific Research, Expenditures
State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625-0562. Tel: 609-292-4310; Fax: 609-292-7225; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.