Public Impact-Focused Research Survey Results
The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) Council on Research (COR) led an initiative to define, identify, and develop a recommended path forward for public impact research (PIR). A survey was conducted of APLU institution in order to:
- To characterize the extent of public impact research (PIR) occurring at APLU institutions.
- To understand how institutions (or leaders within institutions) think about, define, and communicate about this type of work.
- To provide perspectives about the challenges, opportunities, and rewards that may be associated with this type of scholarship.
Responses were received from a diverse set of seventy public and land grant universities (APLU total membership was 239 universities at the time of this survey). Research expenditures at responding institutions ranged from $5 million to over $1 billion in FY 2017, and respondents included Hispanic-serving institutions, historically black universities, IEP-designated universities, and were received from 26 US states and one Canadian province.
This document contains the complete set of de-identified responses to the survey. The intent is to make this broadly available and accessible to individuals or groups who may want to further analyze or use these results.