State funding support for world-class public universities, like Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia has been reduced as low as zero to 20%. The top tier public universities learned many years ago it was necessary for them to become research universities, which are profit centers, to fund their operations. UNLV and UNR are far behind on the curve in becoming self-sustaining. Both must develop as world renowned research universities to earn income to survive and succeed.
Today Jim discusses the many attributes and plans of UNR and UNLV to make both universities competitive with the other world-class U.S. public universities.
Research-based programs pioneered by UNR psychologists have improved the lives of many. An internationally recognized branch of behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, was developed by UNR psychologists and is recognized by the American Psychological Association as an effective treatment for depression and chronic pain. UNR’s Early Childhood Autism Program is an international model program for successful treatment of autism and is one of only a handful of university-based programs in the country.