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America's Academic Future: A Report of the Presidential Young Investigator Colloquium
A report on the role of U.S. higher education in the year 2010 and beyond to ensure high-quality pre-college and undergraduate instruction in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences for everyone.


"What does it mean to be liberally educated in the 21st century" and Other Small Questions
A Report and Reflections on a Recent Meeting
William David Burns
In the SENCER January e-newsletter (, David Burns reflects on the Task Force meeting at Wabash College in January 2005 on "What does it mean to be liberally educated in the 21st century."
Why is Change Necessary for American Academic Institutions?
G. Doyle Daves

Other Resources

America's Academic Future - Executive Summary
The low level of scientific and technological literacy in our society is deplorable, and the trickle of talent flowing into careers in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences from all segments of society is deeply disturbing. The poor condition of our educational infrastructure is not the result of a few isolated, independent, or discipline-specific problems.
Connecting to Washington
Thomas E. Brady
"Connecting to Washington," for day-trips or for short- or long-term assignments, is time and money well-spent for those taking responsibility for shaping the environment for learning for undergraduates in American colleges and universities. That is, if you plan carefully how to use that time, how to link what is happening at the national level to what is happening on your campus, in your local or disciplinary community. Such connections are essential when you as a leader reach out to build upon the work of others (getting grants is one example here), but Washington connections are important for many other reasons as well.
F21 Responses to H.R. 4434
Making Congressional Connections
Tips on contacting members of Congress

The Future of Higher Education: Technology and the College
Daniel L. Goroff