Occasional Paper I: What Works, 1993
A Research-rich Environment
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Our purpose for coming together was threefold:
- to clarify the dimensions of a research rich environment
- to understand the economic and cultural issues that must be addressed in developing such an environment
- to explore how such an environment can be adapted to different academic settings.
Our goal was to produce a draft set of recommendations to stimulate further dialogue and activities.
At the closing section of the Colloquium, Dr. Luther S. Williams (Assistant Director- Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation) and Dr. James L. Powell (National Science Board Member) spoke about the national context in which our work should proceed. They reminded us of the difficulty and urgency of our task, and of the value to be gained from open and wide-ranging discussion of the issues.
Included in these pages are some questions which served as a catalyst for the February Colloquium discussions, and some of the points raised during our intense twenty-four hours together. Excerpts from What Works: Building Natural Science Communities provide further context for this dialogue.
Jeanne L. Narum, Director