ERIC Number: ED029600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Graduate Schools of Private Universities: Leadership for the Nation.
Committee for Corporate Support of American Universities, New York, NY.
US graduate schools are called upon to meet the country's requirements for scientists, scholars, statesmen, administrators, lawyers, and doctors. The financial needs of the US university system have multiplied in the last few decades partly because of the rise in the number of students, but primarily because of the unceasing quest for new knowledge. Since 1966, more than 50% of the total annual costs of colleges and universities have been provided by the federal government. However, this support has been restricted in recent government budgeting which, together with the reduction in the availability of public funds, has placed privately supported universities with graduate schools in special jeopardy. The leading private universities with graduate schools represent a valuable national asset. Their independence helps to further academic freedom in all institutions and lends strength and flexibility to the entire educational system. The dependence of corporate industry on the university system is as great as that of any other sector of the US. It is suggested that the corporate community increase its support to private colleges and universities that have graduate schools by providing a selected group of these institutions (5 or more) with unrestricted grants for a given period of time. The selection would be based on considerations of quality, contributions to research, and student training. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Committee for Corporate Support of American Universities, New York, NY.