ERIC Number: ED257350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Competitiveness Agenda. Special Joint Session with Members of Congress. Highlights of the Winter Meeting of the Business-Higher Education Forum (Scottsdale, Arizona, January 24-26, 1985).
Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.
The development of a technology policy for the future was discussed at the winter 1985 meeting of the Business-Higher Education Forum, which met with congressional groups such as the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future. These proceedings include summaries of roundtable discussions on the following topics: changes in the global economic environment, the transition from basic research to commercial application, investment in science and technology, capital investments in research and development (R&D) facilities and instrumentation, engineering education, and work retraining. Highlights of two speeches are presented: Harold L. Hodgkinson's address concerning the changing demographic trends facing both corporate executives and educators, and Daniel Yankelovich's discussion of the difficulty in reaching a consensus on the nature of America's competitiveness problem and the best means of solving it. A plenary session covered key issues in R&D, technology, and education, and a panel session identified recommendations from the President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness. Finally, two upcoming Forum reports on business schools and export controls were described. A list of meeting participants is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Climate, Engineering Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Policy Formation, Research and Development, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Science Equipment, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, World Affairs
Business-Higher Education Forum, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.