I'd like to know where I can find resources which are helpful when one has to design or improve grad and undergrad degree programs in pure and applied mathematics. In particular, I'm searching for up-to-date field studies containing data and/or analyses on career opportunities for math graduates who focused on dynamical systems and mathematical physics.

I know SIAM has released something of this kind, I'm searching some more material.

Just for clarity: I'm not necessarily asking for material released from Universities, rather for resources produced by international societies for the development of mathematics, governments, non-profit companies etc...

Thank you!

(I also asked this on Academia Stack Exchange, but someone suggested this is a better place.)

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    $\begingroup$ This will be highly dependent on the country in which you are working. $\endgroup$
    – Dan Fox
    Commented Feb 14 at 14:04

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For undergrad, the MAA put out "Guidelines for Programs and Departments in Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences" about 20 years ago. We used this when preparing for program review about a decade ago and it was still relevant then.


Update: Lest it gets buried in the comments, Brian Borchers points out:

There's a 2015 update that is still quite relevant. Presumably a new report will come out in 2025. https://maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-department-guidelines-recommendations/cupm/2015-cupm-curriculum-guide

Thanks for pointing this out!!

  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks...although 20 years ago looks really too old for my purpose. $\endgroup$
    – Uagi
    Commented Feb 8 at 21:41
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    $\begingroup$ There's a 2015 update that is still quite relevant. Presumably a new report will come out in 2025. maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/… $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 9 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ I will also note that the individual course reports are also useful when designing or redesigning a course within an existing program: maa.org/node/790342 $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 12 at 15:57

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