Background Reading

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, 1990-2005Download PDF.
  • R.T. Yuan. Rethinking Undergraduate Science Education: Concepts and Practicalities — A Traditional Curriculum in a Changed WorldDownload PDF.

In addition, chapters from two National Academies reports are specifically recommended as background reading: