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State Governments and Research Universities

A Framework for a Renewed Partnership, 1st Edition

By David J. Weerts


144 pages

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Originally published in 2002, State Governments and Research Universities focuses on differences in unrestricted state appropriations for Carnegie Public Research I Universities during the 1990s. Through statistical analyses and case studies, a framework is developed that illuminates the impact of higher education governance, institutional characteristics, and economic, demographic, political, and cultural factors as critical elements determining levels of state appropriations for public research universities. The framework is strengthened through an application of organization theories from rational, political, and cultural perspectives. Among its most valuable contributions, the study places empirical evidence behind the assertion that future state support for research universities will be contingent on an institution's ability to demonstrate its service to the state.

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1. Introduction and Overview

2. Understanding Factors that Influence State Support for Higher Education: Theoretical Orientations

3. Mixed Method Design and Analysis

4. Ohio State University

5. University of Wisconsin-Madison

6. The University of Georgia

7. Cross-Case Analysis

8. A Framework for a Renewed Partnership


A. Carnegie Public Research I Universities

B. Multiple Regression Variables, Metric, and Data Sources

C. Interview Protocol



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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