Two papers have been commissioned specifically for the Leadership Summit and are made available as PDF files for free download. These papers also appear as Appendix C and Appendix D in the committee’s report.
- J.L. Gilmore, A.D. Goecker, E. Smith, and P.G. Smith. Shifts in the Production and Employment of Baccalaureate Degree Graduates from U.S. Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1990-2005. Download PDF.
- R.T. Yuan. Rethinking Undergraduate Science Education: Concepts and Practicalities — A Traditional Curriculum in a Changed World. Download PDF.
In addition, chapters from two National Academies reports are specifically recommended as background reading:
- H.O. Kunkel. (1992) “Overview” from Agriculture and the Undergraduate: Proceedings. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
- J.D. Bransford, A.L. Brown, and R.R. Cocking, eds. (2000) “Chapter 1: Learning: From Speculation to Science” from How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.