ERIC Number: ED032018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Public Policy for Graduate Education in the Sciences.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.
By 1980, the cost of graduate education may reach an annual rate of $20 billion, the number of graduate students may rise to 1.3 million, and substantially increased federal support for most US colleges and universities will be required. This report presents a national policy for graduate education that would maintain the current strong position of science and engineering in the US and strengthen institutions that offer graduate programs. Since the responsibility of implementing such a national policy would be shared by educational institutions, the federal government, and state and regional organizations, major recommendations are proposed for each of these 3 sectors. Roughly, the university would be primarily charged with the development and maintenance of sound programs of education and associated research, both in the traditional and the developing scholarly disciplines. State and regional planners would strengthen existing institutions that offer graduate programs and establish new ones of high quality. The federal government would supplement non-federal sources of funding by providing a major share of continuing support for graduate education. The recommendations propose 6 types of federal grant programs, 5 of which would be awarded on a national competitive basis. (WM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Engineering Education, Enrollment Projections, Federal Aid, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, State Agencies
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.