ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES www.aau.edu 1200 New York Avenue, NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20005 202.408.7500 202.408.8184 fax Remarks by Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Universities and the Future of America: A National Convocation on Breakthrough Actions October 10, 2013 I will not mince words today
Selected quotations from the NRC report on research universities from the report and its authors.
AAU issues a statement welcoming the new NRC report, "Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security."
The federal regulation of research has become excessively burdensome, argue staff members from AAU and COGR in an article in Issues in Science and Technology. Increasing regulatory and reporting requirements should be replaced by new and more timely and flexible mechanisms for universities and associations to work with federal officials.
A summary of recommendations for revitalizing America's research universities that AAU has provided to the National Research Council Committee on Research Universities.
An AAU, APLU, and COGR report submitted to the National Research Council panel that is studying the future of the research university which lays out recommendations for reforming regulatory and compliance costs of university-based research.
AAU provides a number of recommendations to the NRC panel studying the future of U.S. research universities.
As the National Academies undertake the charge to "assess the organizational, intellectual, and financial capacity of public and private American research universities relative to research universities internationally," given by Senators Alexander and Mikulski and Congressmen Gordon and Hall, it is perhaps useful to begin with the document that has framed the partnership of the federal government and research universities since the end of the Second World War: Vannevar Bush’s report, Science The Endless Frontier. Bush’s seminal report outlined the role for the federal government in the support of basic research to ensure the nation’s health, security, and economic and industrial growth. He insisted that the major investment in research should be channeled through the nation’s universities, where free, curiosity-driven research flourished and where the nation’s scientific talent could be educated. The research capacity of our universities, he argued was essential to the future..
NRC Board on Higher Education and Workforce
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