ERIC Number: ED029518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Computers in Higher Education. Report of the President's Science Advisory Committee.
President's Science Advisory Committee, Washington, DC.
Federal Government assistance to colleges and universities is recommended in order to make up deficiencies in educational computing facilities and to support leadership and innovation at those institutions which presently have computer facilities. By 1971, an estimated annual outlay of $400 million will be necessary to give undergraduates adequate computer services. Universities should use accounting procedures which will enable them to determine and control computer costs. The Federal Government can provide flexible support for the purchase or rental of computer equipment and services, for research and education in computer science, for faculty training in computer use; and, in cooperation with colleges, establish central computing facilities capable of serving several institutions simultaneously. A group, established jointly by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Education, is recommended to investigate and publish data on computer use in secondary schools. Statistics and forecasts concerning computers and the jobs and personnel associated with them can be made available by the Federal Government. Appendices to the report include estimates of the cost and capacity of an adequate computer service as well as data on existing computer facilities and present government expenditure in the field. (JY)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers, Cost Estimates, Educational Equipment, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Programing Languages, School Accounting
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($.30)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Science Advisory Committee, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Office of Education