ERIC Number: ED193067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Demand for New Faculty in Science and Engineering. Proceedings of the Workshop of Specialists in Forecasts of Demand for Scientists and Engineers, 1979.
McPherson, Michael S., Ed.
Presented are selected analytical papers from a Workshop of Specialists in Forecasts of Demand for Scientists and Engineers, convened in 1979 in Washington, D.C. This workshop was part of a study by the Commission on Human Resources of the National Research Council charged with evaluating existing projections of the demand for young faculty in the various fields of science and engineering, assessing the potential damage to the research enterprise that might result from declines in the representation of young persons on science and engineering faculties, and recommending to the NSF and other federal agencies appropriate policies to counteract such damaging effects. Topics of papers in this volume include an examination of alternative approaches to modeling the demand for faculty, an analysis of the demand of faculty in specific fields of science and engineering, a critical review of the literature on age and scientific productivity, and an overview of issues raised in the volume and an assessment of the present state of understanding of those issues. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Labor Demands, Models, Prediction, Science Education, Scientists
Commission on Human Resources, National Academy of Sciences, 2100 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
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