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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security


The following information, for educational purposes only, was taken from
Ten Breakthrough Actions Vitla to Our Nations Prosperity and Security.
(Link:http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13396&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=The%20National%20Academies%20Press&utm_campaign=NAP%20mail%207.19.12%20Research%20Universities&utm_content=&utm_term=

One may say the document is biased by the opinions of those in our Universities. However, note some of the words used:  strengths to compete strategically; agility to new opportunities; “time to innovation”; cost-effectiveness and productivity; consistent and transparent manner; reduce or eliminate regulations; full benefits of education for all Americans

A sustainable economy is based on the principle of Supply and Demand. However, we in America, over a period of many years, are competing in a World Market. Do we still have the capacity, as individuals, to be innovative enough to compete? OR do “We the People” want to continue with “Big Business’s concept of economy..ie “Debt=Profit”?

“Believe it or Not”, change starts with the individual. As quoted many times:
So check out some of these recommendations from:
Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security

Recommendations

1.    Recommendation 1


Within the broader framework of United States innovation and research and development (R&D) strategies, the federal government should adopt stable and effective policies, practices, and funding for university- performed R&D and graduate education so that the nation will have a stream of new knowledge and educated people to power our future, helping us meet national goals and ensure prosperity and security.

2.    Recommendation 2


Provide greater autonomy for public research universities so that these institutions may leverage local and regional strengths to compete strategically and respond with agility to new opportunities. At the same time, restore state appropriations for higher education, including graduate education and research, to levels that allow public research universities to operate at world-class levels.

3.    Recommendation 3


Strengthen the business role in the research partnership, facilitating the transfer of knowledge, ideas, and technology to society and accelerate “time to innovation” in order to achieve our national goals.

4.    Recommendation 4


Increase university cost-effectiveness and productivity in order to provide a greater return on investment for taxpayers, philanthropists, corporations, foundations, and other research sponsors.

5.    Recommendation 5


Create a “Strategic Investment Program” that funds initiatives at research universities critical to advancing education and research in areas of key national priority.

6.    Recommendation 6


The federal government and other research sponsors should strive to cover the full costs of research projects and other activities they procure from research universities in a consistent and transparent manner.

7.    Recommendation 7


Reduce or eliminate regulations that increase administrative costs, impede research productivity, and deflect creative energy without substantially improving the research environment.

8.    Recommendation 8


Improve the capacity of graduate programs to attract talented students by addressing issues such as attrition rates, time to degree, fund-

9.    Recommendation 9


Secure for the United States the full benefits of education for all Americans, including women and underrepresented minorities, in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

10. Recommendation 10


Ensure that the United States will continue to benefit strongly from the participation of international students and scholars in our research enterprise.


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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
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