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Selected References

Compiled primarily by David Gosselin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Workforce Reports and 21st Century Preparation

NSF GEO Innovation Newsletter - The newsletter has information about NSF funding opportunities for academic institutions to partner with industry.

What Do Employers Want from College Graduates? - Liberal Education, Spring 2013

American Geological Institute. "Status of the Geoscience Workforce: Appendix A: Defining the Geosciences." (2009) http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/reports/2009-AppendixA.pdf

Anft, Michael. "The STEM Crisis: Reality or Myth?" The Chronicle of Higher Education. (2013): http://chronicle.com/article/The-STEM-Crisis-Reality-or/142879/

Bralower, T.J., Feiss, P.G., and Manduca, C.A., 2008, Preparing an new generation of citizens and scientists to face Earth's future: Liberal Education, Spring, 2008, p. 20-23.

Burrell, S., 2009, Educating the next generation of geoscientists – creating a pipeline for women and ethnic minorities: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n.7, p. 246.

Cisco. "Equipping Every Learner for the 21st Century." (2008) http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/ekits/Equipping_Every_Learner_for_21st_Century_White_Paper.pdf

Crawford, Pat, Suzanne Lang, Wendy Fink, Robert Dalton and Laura Feilitz. Comparative Analysis of Soft Skills: What is Important for New Graduates? Perceptions of Employers, Alum, Faculty, and Students. Michigan State University. (2011). http://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=3414

Forrester, Jay. Learning through System Dynamics as Preparation for the 21st Century. MIT. (2009): http://matema.ujaen.es/jnavas/web_master/archivos/articulos%20forrester/forrester2.pdf

Freeman, L.W., 2006, Careers, competencies (and compensation): human resource crisis in the minerals industry: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 7, p. 33.

Gonzales, Leila, and Christopher Keane. "Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2011." American Geological Institute. (2011) http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/reports/StatusoftheWorkforce2011overview.pdf

Gonzales, Leila, and Christopher Keane, 2010, Who will fill the geoscience workforce supply gap?: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 44, p. 550–555.

Hart Research Associates. It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success. (2013). http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf

Manyika, James, Susan Lund, Byron August, and Sreenivas Ramaswamy. "Help wanted: The future of work in advanced economies." McKinsey Global Institute. (2012): http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/employment_and_growth/future_of_work_in_advanced_economies

Mourshed, Mona, Diana Farrell, and Dominic Barton. "Education to Employment: Designing a System that works." McKinsey Center for Government. http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/public_sector/mckinsey_center_for_government/education_to_employment

National Academy of Sciences. "Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence." National Academy Press (2013) http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18265

National Academy of Sciences. Transforming Agricultural Education for a Changing World. National Academy Press. (2009) http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12602

Pellegrino, James, Margaret Hilton. Eds. "Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century. National Academy of Sciences. (2012): http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13398

Pasadena City College, Exploring STEM Careers. This interactive website illustrates the pathways to many different careers within STEM.

Slingenberg, Allister, Koen Rademaekers, Ekim Sincer, and Ruud van der Aa. "Environment and labour force skills: Overview of the links between the skills profile of the labour force and environmental factors." Ecorys. (2008) http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/news/4226.aspx

Sternberg, Robert J. "Giving Employers What They Don't Really Want." The Chronicle of Higher Education. (2013): http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Employers-What-They/139877/

Summa, L.L., and Loudin, M.G., 2008, The 21st century geoscience workforce: global opportunities and challenges in the energy industry: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, n. 6, p. 89.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. "The Role of Higher Education in Career Development: Employer Perceptions." The Chronicle of Higher Education. Marketplace. (2012): http://chronicle.com/items/biz/pdf/Employers Survey.pdf

The Conference Board. Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Corporate Voices for Working Families. Society for Human Resource Management."Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers' Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce." (2006) http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf

United States Department of Education. Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. (2010) http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/NETP-2010-final-report.pdf

U.S. Department of Education. Proposed Green/Sustainability Knowledge and Skill Statements. (2012) http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/twg/Green_Sustainability_KS_Statements.pdf

AGI Workforce Reports

American Geosciences Institute. AGI's National Geoscience Students Exit Survey. 26. Sept 2012.

American Geosciences Institute. Competitive Median Salaries Across Industry Sectors. 5. Sept 2012.

American Geosciences Institute. Geoscience Salaries Compared to Other Science Occupations. 14. Sept 2011.

American Geosciences Institute. New Geoscience Graduates Employment and Education Plans Spring 2012. 29. April 2013.

American Geosciences Institute. U.S. Geoscience Enrollements and Degress. 1. Feb 2013.

American Geosciences Institute. U.S. Geoscience Female Enrollments and Degrees. 11. Feb 2013.

American Geosciences Institute. 2010 Geoscience Workforce Age Demographics. 11. Mar 2011.

American Geosciences Institute. 2011 Median Salaries for Geoscience-related Occupations. 7. Aug 2012.


Assessment

Bedwell, Wendy, Stephen Fiore, and Eduardo Salas. "Developing the 21st Century (and Beyond) Workforce: A Review of Interpersonal Skills & Measurement Strategies." IPS Measurement 1. http://www.eastbaycharterconnect.org/uploads/7/1/7/6/7176220/developing_the_21st_century_and_beyond_workforce-_a_review_of_interpersonal_skills__measurement_strategies_bedwell_et_al._2011.pdf

Koenig, Judith. "Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop." National Academy of Sciences. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13215

Remington, Sonya, Kim Connell, Cosette Armstrong, Sheryl Musgrove. Assessing Sustainability Education in a Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Course Focused on Real-World Problem Solving: A Case for Disciplinary Grounding. http://wiki.its.iastate.edu/download/attachments/13729802/Remington+et+al+-+International+Journal+of+Sustainability+in+Higher+Education.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1369072197982


Competencies and Learning Outcomes - Geoscience

Freeman, L.W., 2006, Careers, competencies (and compensation): human resource crisis in the minerals industry: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 7, p. 33.

Heath, C.P.M. "Technical and Non-technical Skills needed by Oil Companies." Journal of Geoscience Education. 48. (2000): 617. http://nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/v48n5p605.pdf

Igonor, Emmanuel, and M. Ikpi Oden. "Empowering Geoscientists with Entrepreneurial Skills - Bring Back the 'Economics' in Economic Geology Course." Journal of Sciences and Multidisciplinary Research. 2. (2010): 76. http://www.academia.edu/1087879/Empowering_geoscientists_with_entrepreneurial_skills_-_bring_back_the_economics_in_economic_geology_course


Competencies, Learning Outcomes, and Pedagogy - Environment and Sustainability

ACPA's Presidential Taskforce on Sustainability. Change Agent Abilities Required to Help Create a Sustainable Future. http://www2.myacpa.org/images/about-acpa/docs/Change_Agent_Skills_and_Resources.pdf

ACPA Sustainability Taskforce. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Materials Guidebook. National Center for Education. http://www2.myacpa.org/images/about-acpa/docs/sustainability_guidebook.pdf

ACPA Sustainability Taskforce. Student Learning Outcomes. (2006)

American Public Health Association. Environmental Health Competency Project: Recommendations for Core Competencies for Local Environmental Health Practitioners. National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2001). http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/Corecomp/Core_Competencies_EH_Practice.pdf

Aurandt, Jennifer, Elizabeth Butler. Sustainability Education: Approaches for Incorporating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. (2011). http://ascelibrary.org/action/showAbstract?page=102&volume=137&issue=2&journalCode=jpepe3

Barth, M, J Godemann, M Rieckman, and U Stoltenber. "Developing Key Competencies for sustainable development in higher education." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 8.4 (2007): 416-430. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370710823582

Batterman, Stuart, Antonio Martins, Carlos Antunes, Fausto Freire, and Manuel Gameiro da Silva. "Development and Application of Competencies for Graduate Programs in Energy and Sustainability." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice. (2011): http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000069?journalCode=jpepe3

Bootsma, Margien. "Experiences of environmental professionals in practice." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 12. (2011): 163-176. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ923745&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ923745

Brundiers, Katja, Arniem Wiek, Charles Redman. Real-world Learning Opportunities in Sustainability: From Classroom into the Real World. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 11.4. (2010): 308-324. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1885981&show=html

Chau, K.W.. Incorporation of Sustainability Concepts into a Civil Engineering Curriculum. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. (2007). https://macsustainabilitytaskforce.wikispaces.com/file/view/Incorporation+of+Sustainability+Concepts+into+a+Civil+Engineering+Curriculum.pdf

Clark, Susan, Michelle Steen-Adams, Stephanie Pfirman, and Richard Wallace. "Professional development of interdisciplinary environmental scholars." J Environ Stud Sci. (2011): http://webpages.ursinus.edu/rwallace/Clark%20et%20al%20Professional%20devt%20of%20interdisc%20scholars.pdf

Eaton, Marie, Kate Davies, Sarah Williams, Jean MacGregor. Why Sustainability Education Needs Pedagogies of Reflection and Contemplation. http://bioregion.evergreen.edu/docs/Sustainability%20Education%20and%20Contemplation_Oct%202012.pdf

Frisk, Erin, Kelli Larson. Educating for Sustainability: Competencies & Practices for Transformative Action. Journal of Sustainability Education. 2 (2011) http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/educating-for-sustainability-competencies-practices-for-transformative-action_2011_03/

Gosselin, David, Sara Cooper, Ronald J. Bonnstetter, Bill J. Bonnstetter. Exploring the assessment of twenty-first century professional competencies of undergraduate students in environmental studies through a business—academic partnership, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, June 2013.

Leeman, James. Delivering Business Value by Linking Behavioral EHS Competencies to Corporate Core Competencies. International Journal for Sustainable Business. 12.1 (2005): 3-15. http://www.leemanngroup.com/publications/0501-02EHSComp.pdf

Lovett, Linda. "Competencies for Sustainability Consultants: A Moving Target in a Changing World." ISSP Insight. (2012): http://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org/competencies-sustainability-consultants-moving-target-changing-world

Mochizuki, Yoko, Zinaida Fadeeva. Competencies for Sustainable Development and Sustainability: Significance and Challenges for ESD. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 11.4 (2010): 391-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676371011077603

Moore, Janet. Is Higher Education Ready for Transformative Learning?: A Question Explored in the Study of Sustainability. Journal of Transformative Education. 3.76 (2005). http://jtd.sagepub.com/content/3/1/76

Parkin, Sara, Andy Johnson, Heloise Buckland, Fiona Brookes, Elizabeth White. Learning and Skills for Sustainable Development. Higher Education Partnerships for Sustainability. (2004). http://www.upc.edu/sostenible2015/documents/la-formacio/learningandskills.pdf

Rowe, Debra. Environmental Literacy and Sustainability as Core Requirements: Success Stories and Models. (2002). http://cf.ncseonline.org/EFS/DebraRowe.pdf

Schellnhuber, Hans, Paul Crutzen, William Clark, and Julian Hunt. "Earth System Analysis for Sustainability." Environment. 47.8 (2005): http://www.cpom.org/people/jcrh/jcrh-env47.pdf

Shepherd, Kerry. Higher Education for Sustainability: Seeking Affective Learning Outcomes. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 9.1 (2008): 87-98. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ800454&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ800454

Thomas, Ian, Ruth Lane, Leonardo Ribon-Tobon, Charley May. Careers in the Environment in Australia: Surveying Environmental Jobs. Environmental Education Research. 13.1 (2007): 97-117. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504620601122814?journalCode=ceer20#preview

Vincent, Shirley, Will Focht. U.S. higher education environmental program managers' perspectives on curriculum design and core competencies: Implication for sustainability as a guiding framework. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 10:2 (2009): 64. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1776296

Vincent, Shirley, Will Focht. US Higher Education Environmental Program Managers' Perspective on Curriculum Design and Core Competencies: Implications for Sustainability as a Guiding Framework. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 10.2 (2009): 164:183. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1776296&

Vincent, Shirley, Will Focht. In Search of Common Ground: Exploring Identity and Core Competencies for Interdisciplinary Environmental Programs. Environmental Practices. 12.1. (2010): http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7518412

Wiek, Arnim. Core Competencies in Sustainability: Workshop Guide. Forum for Sustainability Science Programs. (2010). http://unhsdm.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/6/5/5965715/forum_workshop_guide_final.pdf

Wiek, Arnim, Lauren Withycombe, Charles Redman. Key Competencies in Sustainability: A Reference Framework for Academic Program Development. Sustainability Science. 6.2 (2011): 203-218. http://www.e3washington.org/upload/profile/resources/file-268.pdf

Willard, Marsha, Carol Wiedmeyer, et al. "The Sustainability Professional: 2010 Competency Survey Report." International Society of Sustainability Professionals. (2010): http://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org/sustainability-professional-2010-competency-survey-report

Yousey-Elsener, Kimberly, Diana Keith, and Staci Ripkey. "What Are Students Learning about Sustainability?." Assessment Matters. (2010): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/abc.20038/abstract


Competencies - Miscellaneous

Hopkinson, Peter. Practical Pedagogy for Embedding ESD in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Curricula. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 11 (2010): 365-379. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1885985

Huntzinger, Deborah, Margot Hutchins, John Gierke, and John Sutherland. Enabling Sustainable Thinking in Undergraduate Engineering Education. International Journal of Engineering Education. 23.2 (2007): 218-230. http://www.me.mtu.edu/~jwsuther/Publications/15_Huntzinger_etal_2007_Enabling_Sus_Thinking_in_UG_Eng_Ed.pdf

Jacobs, Marty. Systems Thinking: The Fifth Discipline of Learning Organizations. Systems in Sync. 2008. http://systemsinsync.com/pdfs/martyarticles/SystemsThinking.pdf

Sibbel, Anne. Pathways Towards Sustainability Through Higher Education. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 10.1 (2009): 66-82. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1769156

Walther, J, and DF Radcliffe. "The competence dilemma in engineering education: Moving beyond simple graduate attribute mapping." Australasian Association of Engineering Education. 13.1 (2007): http://www.engineersmedia.com.au/journals/aaee/pdf/AJEE_13_1_Walther.pdf






















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