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By Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

Describes the conditions and concerns headquartered on humans within the mathematical sciences, largely scholars and lecturers at US faculties and universities. right here, traits within the mathematical sciences' most dear source - its humans - are provided narratively, graphically, and numerically as a data base for policymakers.

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6). There is a strong correlation between the anticipated major and the general distribution of degrees conferred, even though there is considerable shifting of majors after students enter college. The increased interest in marketable skills has raised serious issues and basic questions about the purpose of higher education that are beyond the scope of this report. However, these issues do concern the mathematical sciences because one aspect of the lack of interest in the mathematical sciences is the more general lack of interest in a traditional liberal arts education.

S. mathematical sciences research in the world, several other indicators have implications that are mixed or inconclusive. S. S. research field. Scholarly productivity is probably more narrowly and rigidly defined in mathematics than in any other science and engineering field. The productivity of research scientists has been assessed by monitoring (1) the number of articles published and (2) the number of times these articles are cited. S. researchers produced 37% of the world's research articles in mathematics.

Some institutions have compulsory placement, but most are advisory. The following summary of the preparation of college freshmen in New Jersey demonstrates the magnitude of the placement problem and the challenge it presents to institutions (CARN, 1983, p. 12): In New Jersey, all freshmen entering public colleges and universities are tested in basic skills. 3 CBMS SURVEYS The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) has sponsored five surveys of undergraduate programs in the mathematical and computer sciences, one every five years beginning in 1965.

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