ERIC Number: ED030364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
The Government-University Partnership in Graduate Education.
Seaborg, Glenn T.
The National Defense Education Act of 1958 provided the framework for broader federal support to education at all levels in 1961, 1964, 1965, and in the Higher Education Amendments of 1968. The pluralistic framework within which government support currently operates must expand as the demand for this support grows. Despite present stringency, there is reason to believe that the federal-university partnership in cultivating intellectual resources on the graduate level is a permanent one. Graduate schools could prepare for increased government involvement in the future by diversifying their resources through new forms of the existing partnership. In the field of science, this would involve university use of government laboratories, university-government cooperation in the management and support of large research facilities, and interinstitutional programs that are funded by both government and universities. As the partnership develops to include growing support for the arts and the humanities, both parties will have increased responsibility to ensure university freedom from excessive government regulations. Graduate schools will be challenged to preserve the quality of education in the face of strained academic resources and increasing numbers of students. Universities should provide outlets for constructive contributions of activists, thus keeping themselves intact and enhancing the continued success of the partnership. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, San Francisco, California, December 4-6, 1968