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Appendix A Statement of Task The National Academies will conduct a study, including a major two- day summit of educators, employers, and others, to explore opportunities for institutions of higher education to improve the learning experience of undergraduate students pursuing careers at the intersection of agriculture, environmental and life sciences, and their related disciplines. The summit will examine innovations in teaching, learning, and the curriculum that are adaptive to differences in student backgrounds, attitudes, and expectations, and that better equip graduates with knowledge and skills appropriate for multiple career paths and demands. Following the summit, a committee of the National Academies will prepare a report that identifies opportunities to effect change in undergraduate programs that will enable those programs to produce a flexible, well-prepared workforce that is appropriately skilled, socially responsive, and technically proficient. 129

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