This study was requested by the UVA President’s Office to measure the impact of the University on the local and state economies. This was the fourth study commissioned by the Weldon Cooper Center and its predecessor. The most recent study was published in 1990. The 2005-2006 study was co-directed by John L. Knapp and William H. Shobe. The survey included a sample of the faculty and administration the clerical and technical staff the service and maintenance workers and the students. The questionnaire was programmed into Sensus Web for all four groups with a mail-out component for service and maintenance workers who may not have computer access.
Completed by 962 graduate students and 796 faculty/staff members of UVA an overall total of 1758.