The authors of this book point to the need for a strong cooperative relationship between research and education to halt declines and to regain some of the earlier vitality of both. Representatives of the scientific, educational, and government sectors look at the problems and prospects facingU.S. research and university education, presenting the perspectives of their own institutional biases and turning also to the experiences of Canada and Western Europe. The concerns,proposals, and requirements they express deal with areas of conflict and suggest possible solutions. Though their views sometimes diverge, the authors seek to define some basic principles that can guide the development of productive new policies.
About the Editors and Authors -- Preface -- Introduction: The Future of Academic Research /Don I. Phillips -- Research and Higher Education Changes in the Infrastructure of Academic Research -- Future Capacity for Research in Universities -- Recent Developments -- References and Notes -- 1. Research Universities and the Future: Challenges and Opportunities /Gilbert s. Omenn, Denis J. Prager -- 2. University Research: Congressional Perspective /George E. Brown, Jr. -- 3. Government Accountability Requirements for Research Funds /John J. Lordan -- 4. The View from the Research Laboratory /Raymond Orabach -- 5. A Survey of Undergraduate Chemical Research /J.N. Spencer, Claude H. Yoder -- 6. New Academic Positions: The Outlook in Europe, Canada, and the United States /Charles V. Kidd -- 7. Research Centers and Non-Faculty Researchers: A New Academic Role /Albert H. Teiah -- 8. An Interdisciplinary Look at Science Policy in an Age of Decreased Funding /C. West Churchman.