The Current Health and Future Well-being of the American Research University: a Report by the Research Universities Future Cosortium. June 2012.
“The purpose of this study is to conduct a ‘bottom up’ assessment of the current health of the American research university and to determine what changes could support their collective ability to continue their profound economic and social contributions to the American ideal. In the face of a rapidly changing financial environment this project seeks to identify the processes by which research is conducted, and whether if done differently this would help secure their continued success. A consortium of private and public research universities has identified key barriers to their current and future growth. With this collective understanding providing focused direction, the next step the consortium will undertake is to explore possible solutions to address some or all of these challenges…”