ERIC Number: ED223130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Research in the Age of the Steady-State University. AAAS Selected Symposium 60.
Phillips, Don I., Ed.; Shen, Benjamin, S. P., Ed.
Based on an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) symposium, this book examines the future of academic research in light of the following: (1) direct funds for basic science had increased for 4 to 5 years, and nonbudget items (i.e., declining enrollments) had become of increasing concern; (2) the Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education and the National Commission on Research had examined aspects of the relationship between research and higher education; (3) the Higher Education Act of 1965, the primary national legislation affecting colleges and universities and their students, was up for renewal in 1980; and (4) the first report on the "Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology" was released by the National Academy of Sciences in late 1979. Following the introduction, "The Future of Academic Research" (Don I. Phillips), chapters include: "Research Universities and the Future: Challenges and Opportunities" (Gilbert S. Omenn and Denis J. Prager); "University Research: Congressional Perspective" (George E. Brown, Jr.); "Government Accountability Requirements for Research Funds" (John J. Lordan); "The View from the Research Laboratory" (Raymond Orbach); "A Survey of Undergraduate Chemical Research" (J. N. Spencer and Claude H. Yoder); "New Academic Positions: The Outlook in Europe, Canada, and the United States" (Charles V. Kidd); "Research Centers and Non-Faculty Researchers: A New Academic Role" (Albert H. Teich); and "An Interdisciplinary Look at Science Policy in an Age of Decreased Funding" (C. West Churchman). (LC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Chemistry, College Faculty, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Public Policy, Research, Research and Development Centers, Research Libraries, Research Opportunities, Researchers, Retrenchment, School Business Relationship, Sciences, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.