Why Many Undergraduate Physics Programs Are Good but Few Are Great
R.C. Hilborn, R.H. Howes 2003 Physics Today 56(9), p38
The authors address the question, 'What are thriving departments doing that leads to their strong production of undergraduate physics majors in the face of a general decline?' They find three common themes in departments that continue to thrive: 1) Building a thriving undergraduate program involves more than curricular reform, 2) The department is the critical unit for change in undergraduate education, and 3) One size does not fit all.