How can U.S. research universities strengthen their financial positions by improving management or capitalizing on new revenue opportunities?
Of the following, what are the most important issues that the committee should consider in its deliberations and why?
Changes or instability in revenue streams
Changes in operating costs
Planning for and managing capital costs
Indirect cost recovery
Managing academic, administrative, and other workforce needs and costs
Managing university operations
Regulatory and reporting requirements for higher education institutions
Efficiently harnessing technology for management, education, and research
Positioning institutions in the evolving ecosystem of U.S. research universities
Competition between public and private universities that harm institutions and drive up costs
Globalization of higher education and research
Public understanding of the value of research universities
In what ways will U.S. research universities—individually or collectively—need to change over the next two decades? What might the “game changers” be? How does the enterprise need to evolve? How can public policy facilitate this evolution?
What are the top actions to assure the strong financial and organizational capacity of U.S. research universities that the study committee could recommend to Congress, the federal government, state governments, research universities, and others that are supported by evidence and will have traction in the current fiscal and political environment?