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- UCORP Faculty Survey of the Research Environment at the
University of California
- [ Brief Synopsis | Executive Summary
- Debate on the Continuation of UC Management of Livermore and
Los Alamos National Laboratories
- [ List of Topics |
Home Page for UC Debate |
Brief Summary of UCORP Report ]
Full UCORP Report ]
Between January and March of 1996, UCORP
surveyed 3,300 members of the UC Academic Senate to obtain a clearer
picture of the specific ways in which faculty believe their own
affected by infrastructural resources, intramural funding,
support, and the regulatory climate.
The cumulative impact of the financial crisis on faculty research
widespread and affects all campuses, all academic specialties, and
faculty ranks. The intensity of faculty feelings about this issue may
reflected by the fact that nearly 2400, or 72% of the faculty
responded to the mail survey and 1000 of these provided written
and personal commentaries on their own initiative.
As emphasized in the
executive summary to the report of the UCORP survey,
four major problem areas stand out in our analysis:
The complete Interim UCORP Report on the results of this survey,
including text, tables, and a methodological appendix is available
viewing or downloading by clicking here.
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inadequate clerical and other personnel support
inadequate space, properly equipped, to
conduct research and store materials
inadequate direct financial
support of research, including unmet professional travel needs
inadequate administrative leadership to minimize the regulatory and
bureaucratic constraints on the research environment.
Should UC renew
its contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National
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Last Updated: June 23, 1996