University of California Accountability Report 2019

Errata, 2019

The following errors exist in the printed version of the report.

Pg. 41: Footnote 1 should read "Figures are adjusted for inflation in 2017 dollars using CA CPI-W. Borrowing shown here represents loans coordinated through the campus financial aid offices; some families also borrow from outside sources, which are not captured in this indicator. Data only include graduates who originally entered as freshmen."

Pg. 43: The source for indicator 2.3.5 should read "Source: AEO (CA Employment Development Department), student financial aid and degree data." The footnote on that page should be labeled as "1". 

Pg. 47: "Degrees awarded at UC by campus, discipline and degree type" link is broken. This data can be found at the Degrees Awarded by degree type, campus, gender, and race/ethnicity dashboard listed immediately below.

Pg. 64: The UC LEADS program has the incorrect link. It should link to

Pg. 87: The chart should note that only postdoctoral scholars paid by the University are included, not those paid directly by extramural sources.

Pg. 93: Indicator 5.3.4 has a slight error in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 average salaries for the comparison 8 institutions. The AAUP uses a weighting factor to recalibrate AY and FY faculty pay; this factor was not incorporated when computing the averages for those two years in the graphic. This impacted public institutions by less than 3 percentage points and impacted private institutions by less than 1 percentage point. The graphic is corrected in the web version and the downloadable data table reflects the correct data.  

Pg. 133: The indicator numbers in the "Evaluating the research enterprise" section are mislabeled. The first three paragraphs in that section should read:

This chapter presents a largely quantitative description of UC’s research activities. The sources of research funding influence the nature of the research. Federal support initiated UC’s research mission and currently provides nearly half of all research funding (9.1.1). Most research funds pay the salaries and benefits of UC’s research community, of which faculty are only a small proportion (9.1.2). While UC’s research spans many disciplines, medical research is the largest expenditure component, and its share has grown over the last two decades (9.1.3).

UC performs nearly one-tenth of the nation’s academic research (9.1.4). Compared to other research universities, UC has a higher rate of research expenditures per ladder-rank faculty, especially at UC campuses with medical schools (9.1.5). Three National Energy Laboratories are affiliated with the University of California, conducting research that is vital to the nation’s security and energy future.

This chapter considers the impact of this research on society. One of the goals of research is the dissemination of its findings; the global distribution of downloads from UC’s eScholarship repository (9.2.1) indicates how eagerly this knowledge is sought. The frequency with which UC research is cited is another indicator of its quality and importance (9.2.2). UC research advances the economy and technology through licenses and startups resulting from UC’s patents (9.2.3, 9.2.4).