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Appendix A: Fundamental Resources

Sometimes a review will require expertise in a particular area. This section presents resources that can help with a variety of issues.

A.1. General Resources

  • Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences (AMS-ASA-IMS-MAA-SIAM). Available at
  • "Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs," a National Research Council Report. This document contains helpful statistics on average faculty sizes, average number of publications by discipline, and much more. Available at
  • "Conducting an External Review of a Mathematics Program and Department," by Kyle Riley, PRIMUS [13], no. 4, pp 373–383, 2003. Available at
  • Guidelines for Programs and Departments in Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences, Revised Edition, MAA, February 2003. Available at
  • MAA Basic Library List. Available through MAA Reviews or directly at
  • Statistical Abstract of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical Sciences in the United States (CBMS Survey 2005), by David J. Lutzer, Stephen B. Rodi, Ellen E. Kirkman, and James W. Maxwell, AMS, 2007. Available at
  • Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Mathematical Sciences: CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004, by Harriet Pollatsek et al, MAA. Available at

A.2. Sister Disciplines (often within the department)

A.2.1. Computer Science

  • "A 2007 Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science," by the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium, Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC) [7], no. 2, June 2007, article 2.
  • ACM/IEEE Task Force on the Curriculum, Computing Curricula 2001, ACM and IEEE Press, 2002.
  • "A Revised Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science," by H. M. Walker and G. M. Schneider, Communications of the ACM, December 1996, pp. 85–95.
  • "A Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science," by N. Gibbs and A. Tucker, Communications of the ACM, March 1986, pp. 202–210.

A.2.2. Statistics

  • "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE): College Report," 2005. Available at Endorsed by the American Statistical Association and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
  • "Examples of Statistics Undergraduate Minors/Concentrations/Tracks/ Programs," by Mary Parker et al, July 29, 2002. Available at
  • "Mathematics and Statistics: Tension and Cooperation," by George W. Cobb and David S. Moore, American Mathematical Monthly, August-September 2002, pp. 615–630.
  • "Mathematics, Statistics, and Teaching," by George W. Cobb and David S. Moore, American Mathematical Monthly, November 1997, pp. 1–14.
  • "Survey on Statistics within the Liberal Arts," by Thomas Moore and George Cobb. Available at

A.2.3. Teacher Preparation

  • The Mathematical Education of Teachers, Conference Board on Mathematical Sciences, Issues in Mathematics Education [11], 2001. Available at
  • Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers (PMET). PMET is an MAA project funded by the National Science Foundation. The PMET web site contains a comprehensive list of national reports, textbooks, books, bibliographies, web links, and so on. Available at
  • Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2000. Available at

A.3. Partner Disciplines

  • Curriculum Foundations Project: Voices of the Partner Disciplines, edited by Susan Ganter and William Barker, MAA, 2004. This is a CUPM project to identify needs and trends in other disciplines. The report is often referred to as the "Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years" or "CRAFTY" project. Available at
  • Math & Bio 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines, edited by Lynn Arthur Steen, MAA, 2005. This volume explores linkages between mathematics and what some are calling the "new biology," which is increasingly more quantitative, computational, and mathematical. See for project reports and additional references.

A.4. Preparing Students for the Workplace

A.5. Departmental Chairs

  • Leading the Mathematical Sciences Department: A Resource for Chairs, edited by Tina Straley, Marcia Sward, and Jon Scott, MAA Notes #64, MAA, 2005.
  • Towards Excellence (Leading a Doctoral Mathematics Department in the 21st Century), edited by John Ewing, AMS, 1999. Available at

A.6. Assessment

  • Assessment of Student learning in College Mathematics: Towards Improved Programs and Courses, edited by Bernard Madison, Association for Institutional Research, 2008.
  • Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics, edited by Bonnie Gold, Sandra Keith, and William Marion, MAA Notes #49, MAA, 1999. Available at
  • "CUPM Guidelines for Assessment of Student Learning." See
  • The Indicators Project. See This is a project funded by the NSF; the principal investigator was Kenneth Travers. The main purpose of the project was to develop statistical measures to assist departments in assessing their undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics (SAUM). See The SAUM web site contains a comprehensive list of assessment references, including an assessment bibliography organized by the categories "Assessment Web sites"; "Assessment of Mathematics: Policy and Philosophy"; "Assessment of Mathematics: Case Studies"; and "Postsecondary Assessment: Policy and Best Practices."
  • Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics, edited by Lynn Arthur Steen, MAA Report, MAA 2006. Available at

A.7. Research Councils

  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR): Learning through Research. See The mission of CUR is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
  • National Research Council (NRC). See The mission of the NRC is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health.