ERIC Number: ED052936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
On the Allocation of Federal Funds for Science Education. A Case Study of the NSF College Science Improvement Program.
Drew, David E.
ACE Research Reports, v5 n7 Dec 1970
Research reported dealt with a national survey on the allocation of funds to colleges by the College Science Improvement Program (COSIP). Of 94 colleges eligible to receive COSIP grants, 29 had been awarded grants. Questionnaires were sent to students of the eligible institutions while they were freshmen and again when they were seniors. Institutional characteristics, such as enrollment, selectivity level, percentage of Ph.D.'s on the staff, and number of volumes in the library were also included in the analysis. Analysis of the data led to the correlation of selectivity, faculty quality, and affluence with the institutions receiving a COSIP grant; with the percentage of Ph.D.'s on the staff being most significant. In addition to these characteristics, grant recipients were likely to be nonsectarian liberal arts colleges which were relatively progressive. The students at these schools tended to be male and Protestant with superior academic records. They had high professional aspirations and a strong orientation toward science. (JG)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Support, National Surveys, Research Projects, Science Education
Office of Research, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.