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  • and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Cybersecurity and the Cloud Corporate and Governmental CyberSecurity Leighton Cerf

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  • and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The

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  • International Affairs American Institutions and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security

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  • Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User

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  • Public Research Universities: Changes in State Funding - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Submit a Question Date 12 5 2012 Name Email Needed only if you expect a reply Subject Message Home Publication Overview Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Public Research Universities Changes in State Funding Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Public Research Universities Changes in State Funding Published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cambridge MA 2015 Order from the Academy Or download the PDF Table of Contents Introduction Section 1 An Overview of State Funding for Higher Education Section 2 The Decline in State Funding State Spending on Corrections Section 3 Public Research Universities Have Been Hit Harder than Public Higher Education in General Major State Spending Items that Compete with Higher Education for Resources Section 4 Looking Forward Prospects for the Future Conclusion Appendix State Spending on Public Higher Education per Full Time Equivalent Student Varies by More than Sixfold Resources Find Dædalus Issues View and order copies of Dædalus from

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  • Introduction - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    an average of about eighty thousand students in each state 2 These institutions provide high quality educational opportunities to students at all income levels Further public research universities enroll the best and brightest students in every state 87 percent of entering freshmen are from the top half of their graduating high school class 3 Nearly 75 percent of all students enrolled in postsecondary programs in the United States attend public institutions ranging from two year community colleges to comprehensive four year baccalaureate and master s conferring state schools to doctoral degree granting research universities 4 Public research universities serve a distinct and indispensable role in this educational landscape In addition to producing research and scholarship public research universities provide economic development and technical assistance to their communities states and nation as well as opportunities for anchor institution collaborations While other institutions may address these needs individually public research universities are charged with addressing them together as effectively efficiently and affordably as possible There is at least one public research university in every state providing geographically accessible educational opportunities to Americans across the country Public research universities initiate the fundamental research that drives scientific and technological discovery They educate and train the skilled workforce of tomorrow They prepare schoolteachers and faculty for the classroom They equip the next generation of leaders with the knowledge skills and empathy to lead a twenty first century democracy Most important public research universities are stewards and repositories of human knowledge Today confronted with reduced state investment public research universities are forced to make difficult choices about institutional priorities In this climate the American Academy of Arts Sciences created the Lincoln Project Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education to urge support for public research universities and recommend new strategies to sustain these critical institutions This

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  • Section 1: Public Research Universities Serve the National Interest - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    its Biosecurity Research Institute and the forthcoming National Bio and Agro Defense Facility Kansas State University has become a national leader in animal health and food safety In collaboration with partners across the university and the world researchers at North Carolina State University have designed the first interactive virtual representation of poet John Donne s Gunpowder Day sermon at Paul s Cross London Public research universities play a significant role in regional and national economic development With the demise of many private research laboratories our nation s universities have become the primary sources of U S research discovery and innovation 6 The biotech industry originated almost entirely from research universities Countless start ups and patent grants in a number of industries have sprung from the research clusters that have formed in conjunction with private counterparts around the University of California Berkeley University of California San Diego University of Michigan University of Texas at Austin and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 7 Further public research universities regularly engage with community and state governments providing academic expertise technical assistance and critical education and workforce development They are also major employers in 2012 2013 public research universities employed over 1 1 million faculty and staff nationwide and were among the top five largest employers in twenty four states 8 Every day we benefit from discoveries made or knowledge advanced in public research universities Public research universities have contributed to the development of antibiotics the Internet ATMs bar codes computing devices and smartphones LEDs laser eye surgery sonic toothbrushes and even wet suits 9 From malaria treatments in development at the University of California Berkeley to the Ohio State University s work on the mitigation of environmental risks in agriculture public research universities continue to produce research that improves our health grows our

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  • Section 2: Public Research Universities Contribute to the Innovation Economy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Contribute to the Innovation Economy As research and education centers public research universities fuel state and national economic development For example in 2012 2013 the University of North Carolina system and its affiliated medical institutions added 27 9 billion in income to the state economy 13 Between 2012 and 2013 research at public universities resulted in more than 14 In FY 2012 the University of Hawaii generated 3 61 billion in local business sales 1 10 billion in employee earnings 194 million in state tax revenues and over 28 500 jobs in the state 15 In Florida nearly 8 percent of the state s total workforce and 7 percent of the state s gross domestic product GDP is related in some way to the state university system 16 Universities foster research and innovation based relationships with business industry the nonprofit sector and government The University of Cincinnati Research Institute VT KnowledgeWorks at Virginia Tech and Innovate ABQ at the University of New Mexico all connect academic experts to industry partners and serve as hubs of innovation and engines of growth Many universities have created innovation accelerators that encourage a culture of entrepreneurship by sponsoring start up competitions providing seed funding or offering catalyst grants while also serving as magnets to business and industry The top innovation clusters in the country are affiliated with and geographically near research universities both public and private Universities manage their intellectual property for the public good While technology transfer and intellectual property can result in new revenue for public research universities the primary purpose of these policies is to serve the public interest Universities stimulate economic growth through responsible management of intellectual property and its transfer ENDNOTES 13 University of North Carolina North Carolina Independent Colleges Universities and North Carolina Community Colleges Demonstrating the Collective

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