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The Master’s Degree: Books, Reports and Articles

Clifton Conrad, Jennifer Grant-Haworth, and Susan Bolyard Millar, A Silent Success: Master’s Education in the United States, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Success-Masters-Education-United/dp/0801845084/sr=8-4/qid=1172762011/ref=sr_1_4/103-9390014-2550223?ie=UTF8&s=books

Judith Glazer-Raymo, Professionalizing Graduate Education: The Master’s Degree in the Marketplace, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787983616.html

or

http://www.amazon.com/Professionalizing-Graduate-Education-Masters-Marketplace/dp/0787983616/sr=1-2/qid=1172762226/ref=sr_1_2/103-9390014-2550223?ie=UTF8&s=books

Council of Graduate Schools,
Master’s Education: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators: A Policy Statement (2005)
http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=79&CategoryID=1&List=0&catpageindex=2&Level=1&ProductID=16

Council of Graduate Schools, Professional Master’s Education: A CGS Guide to Establishing Programs

http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=79&CategoryID=1&List=0&catpageindex=4&Level=1&ProductID=66

Michael Teitelbaum, “A New Science Degree to Meet Industry Needs,” Issues in Science and Technology (Fall 2006)

http://www.issues.org/23.1/p_teitelbaum.html

“Professional science master’s can fill gaps in federal scientific workforce, Sloan’s Teitelbaum says,” Washington Fax, October 5, 2004

http://www.compete.org/pdf/Professiona_Science.pdf

The Conference Board, “New Masters Degree Program Helps Grads Land Hard-to-Get High Tech Jobs.” May 8, 2003

http://www.conference-board.org/utilities/pressPrinterFriendly.cfm?press_ID=2141

Cassandra Simmons, New Career Paths for Science Trained Professionals: A Progress Report on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Professional Masters Degree Program, New York: The Conference Board, 2003.

http://www.conference-board.org/utilities/pressPrinterFriendly.cfm?press_ID=2141

California Council on Science and Technology, An Industry Perspective of the Professional Science Master’s Degree in California (January 2005)

http://www.ccst.us/publications/2005/2005PSM.php

Stephen D. Norton, Phillip W. Hammer, and Roman Czujko, Mastering Physics for Non-Academic Careers, (American Institute of Physics, 2001)

http://www.aip.org/professionalmasters/mstphys.pdf

Roman Czujko and Megan Henly, Programs that Match Every Interest: Masters Degrees in Physics, (American Institute of Physics, April 2005)

http://www.aip.org/professionalmasters/msreport.html

American Chemical Society, The Master’s Degree in Chemistry (1998?)

http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=education%5Ccpt%5Ccptsr02.htm

Philip M. Katz, Retrieving the Master’s Degree from the Dustbin of History: A Report to the American Historical Association, Washington, DC; American Historical Association, 2005.

http://www.historians.org/projects/cmd/2005/Report/index.cfm

Rethinking Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine, In Pursuit of the Ph.D., Princeton: Princeton Unviersity Press, 1992.
http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Ph-D-William-G-Bowen/dp/0691042942/sr=8-1/qid=1172769575/ref=sr_1_1/103-9390014-2550223?ie=UTF8&s=books

The National Academies, Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=4935

Sheila Tobias, Daryl Chubin, and Kevin Aylesworth, Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences, Tucson, AZ: Research Corporation, 1995.

http://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Occasional-Neglected-Problems-Education/dp/0963350439/sr=1-1/qid=1172762760/ref=sr_1_1/103-9390014-2550223?ie=UTF8&s=books

Association of American Universities, Committee on Graduate Education: Report and Recommendations, October 1998

http://www.aau.edu/reports/GradEdRpt.pdf

Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate

http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/programs/index.asp?key=29

Re-envisioning the Ph.D.

http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/resources/studies.html

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Responsive Ph.D.

http://www.woodrow.org/responsivephd/

The National Academies, Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Resdoc/index.htm/

The National Academies, Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9831

National Academy of Engineering, The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century, Washingtn, DC: National Academies Press, 2004.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10999

National Context: Education, Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness

Spellings Commission Report
U.S. Department of Education, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, A Report of the Commission Appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (September 2006)

http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/reports/final-report.pdf

The National Academies, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, Washington, DC; National Academies Press, (February 2006 Prepublication Edition)

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11463

Association of American Universities, National Defense Education and Innovation Initiative: Meeting America’s Economic and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, (Washington, DC: AAU, January 2006)

http://www.aau.edu/reports/NDEII.pdf

National Science Board, The Science and Engineering Workforce: Realizing America’s Potential, (Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2003)

http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/documents/2003/nsb0369/nsb0369.pdf

State-by-State Reports: Education, Research, Innovation and Competitiveness

Institute for a Competitive Workforce, Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, February 2007)
http://www.employersandmedicare.org/icw/reportcard/default

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Measuring Up: The National Report Card on Higher Education, 2006

http://measuringup.highereducation.org/

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, State New Economy Index, 2007

http://www.itif.org/files/2007_State_New_Economy_Index.pdf