ERIC Number: ED108967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Science Development: An Evaluation Study. Technical Report No. 4.
Drew, David E.
The National Science Foundation initiated the Science Development Program in 1965 in order to enable selected universities to improve the quality of their resources for science education and research. The specific purpose was to develop the competence of the funded institutions in preparing research scholars (as certified by their awarding of the Doctor of Philosophy degree) and in conducting research projects (as evidenced by their receipt of research grants). The Science Development program awarded over $230 million to 31 universities. The leading research universities in the country (the so-called "top 20") were excluded from participation, as were institutions deemed too weak to advance rapidly. The institutions selected were those that seemed to have potential for developing their science capability markedly in a short period of time. This evaluative study assesses the overall effects of the Science Development program, using nonfunded American doctorate-producing universities as controls. The major indicators were: faculty size, faculty mobility, scholarly productivity, graduate school enrollment and quality, Ph.D. production, and postdoctorate employment. (Author/MLH)
Descriptors: College Science, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Publications, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Scientific Research, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board on Graduate Education, Washington, DC.