Report outlines challenges facing US research universities

July 3, 2012

The Research Universities Futures Consortium, a group of 25 US research universities, has released a report highlighting the challenges facing the institutions. The report cites 6 key issues: increased competition over scarce resources, the increased cost of regulatory compliance and the lack of indirect cost recovery, the lack of standardized performance metrics, the lack of proper infrastructure to analyze data, poor communication about the value of research universities, and the lack of proper understanding of the complexities of research administration and leadership. The report echoes many of the concerns raised in a recent report from the National Research Council. Inside Higher Ed | Report