Supplemental Readings

A. On the design of the meeting overall

Heifetz, Ronald A., & Laurie, Donald L. (1997). The Work of Leadership. Harvard Business Review. (January-February 1997).

B. STEM education improvement (in institutions of higher education)

DeHaan, Robert L. (2005). The Impending Revolution in Undergraduate Science Education. Journal of Science Education and Technology, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2005.

Handelsman, J., Ebert-May, D., Beichner, R., Bruns, P., Chang, A., DeHaan, R., Gentile, J., Lauffer, S., Stewart, J., Tilghman, Shirley M.,Wood, William B. (2004). “Scientific Teaching.” Science. Vol 304, 23 April 2004.

Fairweather, James. (2008). Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Education. A Status Report for The National Academies National Research Council Board of Science Education.

Kuh, George D. (2008). Brief summary of High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Project Kaleidescope (PKAL). Report on Reports. Recommendations for Action in support of Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2002). (

Seymour, Elaine. (2007). The US Experience of Reform in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Education. Paper presented to “Policies and Practices for Academic Enquiry: an International Colloquium” held at the Marwell Conference Centre, Winchester, UK, 19/21 April, 2007.

C. Sustainability education in higher education

Lubchenco, Jane. (1998). Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Social Contract for Science. Science (Vol. 279, Jan. 23, 1998, pp. 491-97).

Brown, Lester R., Janet Larsen, Jonathan G. Dorn, and Frances C. Moore (2008). Time for Plan B: Cutting Carbon Emissions 80 Percent by 2020. Washington, D.C.: Earth Policy Institute.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. (2005). Challenges of sustainable development under globalization. International Journal of Development Issues. Vol. 4, No. 2 (2005) 1-20.
D. Larger trends and factors affecting change in higher education

Eckel, Peter, Green, Madeleine, & Hill, Barbara. (2001). Riding the Waves of Change: Insights from Transforming Institutions. On Change V. An Occasional Paper Series of the ACE Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation and The Kellogg Forum on Higher Education Transformation.

Ewell, Peter. (2002). “Across the Grain: Learning from Reform Initiatives in Undergraduate Education.” This monograph is publically available on the Teagle Foundation web site at]
Schneider & Shoenberg. (1999). “Habits Hard to Break: How Persistent Features of Campus Life Frustrate Curricular Reform.” Change, The Magazine of Higher Education. March/April 1999.

Zemsky, Robert. (forthcoming, 2009) “Changing Strategies,” Chapter 12 in Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education. Rutgers University Press.

Looking Ahead: Letters to the Next President from Higher Education’s Leaders. Change, The Magazine of Higher Education. September/October 2008.

E. Linking the need for change in higher education to global issues

Benderly, B. L. (2008). “Taken for Granted: A Big Idea about Fostering Innovation." October 03, 2008, Science Careers website of Science Magazine (AAAS).

Hagel, John & J S Brown. (2008). “Changing the World from the Edge: Our columnists show how impassioned student movements for social change can teach executives about innovation.” BusinessWeek, May 30, 2008.

Hagel, John & J S Brown. (2008).Institutional Innovations: A Silicon Valley nonprofit fostered the development of a radical open-source platform for top-level health research.” BusinessWeek, May 7, 2008.

Marshaling the Postsecondary STEM Education Community for Significant Student Learning about Global Issues (A white paper developed in 2006 (revised in 2007) by Jean MacGregor, Cathy Middlecamp, Susan Millar, and Elaine Seymour.)

Smith, Karl. (2008). Preparing Students for an Interdependent World.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education, 2008.

Ramaley, Judith. (2008). “Facilitating Change: Experiences with the Reform of STEM Education.” Paper presented at NSF-funded Facilitating Change Symposium, Brook Lodge, Western Michigan, June 2008.

Wesch, Mike. “A Vision of Students Today.” (A 5-minute “video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what...”)

Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future