ERIC Number: ED065061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Regents Academic Chair Program. A Study of the Effectiveness of the Einstein and Sweitzer Chairs in New York State.
New York State Education Dept. , Albany. Bureau of Research in Higher and Professional Education.
This report examines the effectiveness and the desirability of the Regents Academic Chair Program in New York State. In 1964 at the outset of the program, 10 chairs, 5 in science and 5 in the humanities, were established and over the past 7 years the chairs have been occupied by some of the most eminent scholars in the world. Not only have these scholars provided an atmosphere at their campuses in which intellectual pursuit has thrived, but their very presence has attracted other eminent scholars to New York State, producing a concentration of expertise that has resulted in many international conferences in the State. The chairs have served as educational and financial resources for the State by promoting research endeavors and enhancing faculty output in their institutions, and scholarly research has been stimulated resulting in the publication of hundreds of articles and papers, and in the writing and editing of many books. The image of New York State as a locus for intellectual excellence has been and should continue to be enhanced by such a program. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. , Albany. Bureau of Research in Higher and Professional Education.