ERIC Number: ED380287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
NSF in a Changing World: The National Science Foundation's Strategic Plan.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) role as a leader and steward of the Nation's science and engineering enterprise faces new tests--promoting new approaches to research, education, and workforce training that reach all Americans; responding to the increased importance of science and engineering in many aspects of daily life; modernizing the Nation's research infrastructure, and adapting to a constrained budget environment. The purpose of the plan, developed by the NSF Task Force on Strategic Planning and Policy to deal with these new challenges, is to delineate NSF's unique contributions to science and engineering research and education, and to the federal research portfolio. The plan provides a context for shaping NSF's future by noting how recent domestic and global changes have affected national research and education priorities, and contains a set of core strategies that NSF will employ. These strategies include: develop intellectual capital, strengthen the physical infrastructure, integrate research and education, and promote partnerships. Section titles include: (1) "Leadership in a Time of Change and Opportunity"; (2) "The NSF Vision"; (3) "The NSF Mission"; (4) NSF's Goals...Setting a True Course"; (5) "Meeting Our Goals" (describes the core strategies); (6) "Enabling World Leadership"; (7) "In Service to Society: NSF Strategic Areas"; (8) "Excellence in Education at All Levels" (examines four categories: systemic reform K-12, the workforce, flexibility in advanced training for scientists and engineers, and scientific and technological literacy); (9) "Approaches to Implementation"; and (10) "Planning and Allocation of Resources." (LZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.