Academic Science, Higher Education, and the Federal Government, 1950-1983
1. Academic Science: The National Science Foundation
The Post-World War II Transition
The National Science Foundation
Establishing Program Priorities
The Pursuit of Policy: Lower-case "p"
The Pursuit of Policy: Upper-case "P"
Years of Transition and Transformation
2. Higher Education Per Se
The National Defense Education Act and "Better Things to Come"
Sturm and Drang: The Nixon Period
The Quest for Institutional Support
Student Aid as the Vehicle of Choice
Mr. Carter: The Department of Education
November 1980: Cracks in the "Consensus"
3. Higher Education: The Reagan Administration
The New Agenda: Economics and the Budget
The Reagan Inheritance
The Reagan Approach to Student Aid
Higher Education: Midterm Trial Balance
4. The Reagan Administration and the Substantive Programs
The Humanities and the Arts
Academic Science: The Special Case of the National Science Foundation
Academic Science: Targeted Rags to Targeted Riches
5. The Reagan Administration and Regulatory Reform