Resources about Research at Public Universities

  1. A University of the First Class - Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, describes the educational and economic benefits of basic research to Texas. (pdf)
  2. The Public Research University of the Future - President Powers gave this speech on May 9, 2011, outlining the benefits of research, describing ongoing efforts to increase efficiency and transparency, and arguing for accurate measurement of productivity and effectiveness in higher education. (pdf)
  3. Fact Sheet - A fact sheet accompanying President Powers's May 9, 2011, speech. (pdf)
  4. Powers: How to measure the learning experience at the University of Texas - An opinion piece by President Bill Powers published on June 7, 2011, in the Austin American Statesman and the Dallas Morning News, responding to a recent report from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. (pdf)
  5. A Framework for Advancing Excellence throughout The University of Texas System - University of Texas Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa's "A Framework for Advancing Excellence throughout the University of Texas System," presented to the Board of Regents on May 12, 2011. (pdf)
  6. Why Great Research Universities Matter - A presentation by David E. Daniel, president of the University of Texas at Dallas, on the impact of research universities on prosperity and economic vitality. (pdf)
  7. Why Do Astronomy? - An essay by a researcher with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on the role of astronomy in advancing science and culture. (pdf)
  8. Maintaining Excellence and Efficiency at The University of Texas at Austin: A response to the seven "breakthrough solutions" and other proposals - A report written by Dr. Randy Diehl, Dean of The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, and the college's Executive Leadership Team (released July 6, 2011). (pdf)