SciDataCon 2014

Teaching jobs

Teaching jobs

Teaching jobs

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The Top American Research Universities

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The Top American Research Universities

Who’s number one? The quintessential American question. We all want to stand first in line, first in the hearts of our country, first in the polls, first in the standings. The pursuit of Number One is surely an important thing in sports, but for universities, being first is not as important as being among the best.

The twenty-first century shows no lessening of interest among researchers, institutions, donors, boards of trustees, and governments in using various university rankings to the performance of higher education institutions. Most national research universities measure themselves on a wide range of dimensions that the institutions believe important for determining improvement and success. At the same time, no single indicator or composite number accurately represents what an individual institution has done, can do, or will do. To improve the quality and productivity of a major national research university, its faculty, students, staff, and supporters need to follow a number of indicators that, taken together, give a reasonable approximation of accomplishment and strength relative to the best universities in the country.

Any number of indicators serve this purpose, but most observers know that research matters more than anything else in defining the best institutions. In this study, TheCenter provides both the total research and development expenditures and the highly-competitive federally sponsored research and development expenditures as indicators of research scale. While the dollars give a good approximation of research activity, it is the faculty who provide the critical resource for university success, and TheCenter reports the number of members of the National Academies among an institution’s faculty along with the number of significant faculty awards earned as indicators of faculty distinction. Students provide a double indicator by reflecting both the externally perceived quality of the institution and providing with their own credentials an important contribution to that quality. For the graduate and research instructional dimension, TheCenter provides the number of doctorates awarded and the number of postdoctoral appointments supported; for the undergraduate quality, TheCenter offers median SAT scores as indicators of student competitiveness.

Both private and public universities live on the resources generated from many sources, but critical to their success are the size of their endowments and annual giving. Endowment reflects the long-term strength of accumulated private support that delivers an income to important purposes every year. Annual giving provides an indicator of the current level of an institution’s private contributions both to current expenses and towards increased endowment. By including both indicators, TheCenter gains the opportunity to note historical and emerging strength in private support for research universities.

TheCenter’s annual report, The Top American Research Universities, offers analysis and data useful for understanding American research university performance. A key feature of this report (available online and in print) is TheCenter’s classification of universities into groups based upon the nine quality indicators described above. Institutions that have more than $20 million in annual federal research expenditures and that rank within the top 25 on at least one of the nine measures fall into our definition of a top research university. In this study, we also present a second group of institutions–those ranking 26-50 on the same nine measures.

TheCenter’s online American Research University Data provides a comprehensive set of data on over 600 institutions. All of the data developed for this project in Excel spreadsheet form because different observers will have different interests or want to construct alternative analyses.

The raw data used for TheCenter Top American Research Universities project, obtained from federal agencies and national organizations, often contain information on single campus institutions, multiple campus institutions, and state university systems, but without clearly identifying the distinctions. This makes national comparisons difficult and unreliable. TheCenter, to increase the validity and usefulness of these data, adjusted the reported figures, when necessary, to ensure that all data represent the strength of a single campus institution. The Data Notes outline the various adjustments.

TheCenter presents a new report on The Top American Research Universities each August. The previous editions of the publication along with data from previous years appear on TheCenter website for reference purposes.

TheCenter staff welcomes comments, suggestions, and of course, the inevitable critique.

The Top American Research Universities is available on-line as indicated at the top of this page. Those interested in a printed copy can request one at the email address below. We will provide printed copies free to educational, research, and other public or non-profit organizations, but we ask that institutions provide the postage either via a FedEx number or other payment mechanism. All requests and comments should be sent in an email to:

Mission

Mission

Mission

TheCenter is a research enterprise focused on the competitive national context for major research universities. TheCenter’s work draws on the insight and recommendations of many colleagues throughout the country who contribute data, information, and perspective and TheCenter relies heavily on the initiative and insight of its advisory board. TheCenter’s major research and publication effort falls within the The Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance, an activity supported by a generous gift from Mr. Lewis M. Schott.

Over more than a decade, TheCenter’s staff developed a variety of methods for measuring and improving university performance. Originally developed to guide improvement at the University of Florida during the 1990s and later adapted to different institutional contexts at UmassAmherst and the University at Buffalo, the effectiveness of these techniques brought national attention and a commitment to translate the methodology from particular implementations at various universities to a general data drive perspective applicable to any research university.

TheCenter’s annual report, The Top American Research Universities, offers analysis and data useful for understanding American research university performance. TheCenter classifies universities into groups in accord with nine institutional characteristics. Institutions that have federal research expenditures as reported to NSF of at least $20 million and that fall within the top 25 on at least one of the nine measures fall into TheCenter’s definition of the top research universities. The Top American Research Universities annual publication also provides an on-going analytical discussion of topics related to research university performance and provides a comprehensive set of data on over 600 institutions.

Drawing on the experience of developing an institution specific series called Measuring University Performance, TheCenter’s program of research studies focus on critical elements of university management. TheCenter’s staff also has a keen interest in management variables, for it is clear that well managed institutions can extract significantly greater marginal revenue from existing resources. Other studies seek to understand relationships that affect resource acquisition. TheCenter publishes a series of papers on topics related to its mission, and develops many of these themes in the text portion of The Top American Research Universities .

TheCenter has a particular interest in the question of incentives and rewards. Universities exist in a controlled, regulated, and often isolated economic space within which pricing and production decisions do not occur in clearly defined ways. This inhibits our understanding of the university’s economic structure and often defeats efforts to reward the outstanding performance of individuals or academic units. Active markets may affect only parts of the institution: top research faculty salaries, faculty clinical physician compensation, patent and license revenue to individual inventors, and salaries for football coaches. The rest of the institution–teaching faculty, regular research faculty, and most of the administrative staff–live in unionized or civil service environments with few measures of productivity or quality and a weak market for their services outside the institution.

Absent markets and measures of performance, institutions tend to provide across the board increments to most employees, thereby eliminating rewards and incentives for improved performance.

TheCenter’s data and analysis have attracted considerable attention around the country, and TheCenter (with support from the GTE Foundation) has participated with a number of institutions and individuals in the United States and abroad in discussions about incentive and reward systems that lead to improved university performance. In a current research project, TheCenter focuses on the development of methods and data for the analysis of university budgets for a clear, comparative understanding of the critical investment decisions that lead to research university success and improvement.

Members of TheCenter staff have offered and continue to offer a graduate course (Managing Universities) on these issues in an effort to disseminate the analytical techniques and with the expectation that the critical discussions in this seminar format course will refine and challenge the assumptions and data.