Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs

J-TUPP is a joint task force convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and is charged with preparing a report that will engage and inform physicists in answering the question:

What skills and knowledge should the next generation of undergraduate physics degree holders possess to be well prepared for a diverse set of careers?

Report now available for download

The Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers report provides guidance for physicists considering revising the undergraduate curriculum to improve the education of a diverse student population. The report includes recommendations on content, pedagogy, professional skills, and student engagement and documentable student outcomes.

Phys21 Supplement now available for download

The J-TUPP Summary of Background Reports on Careers and Professional Skills provides a summary of background reports on careers and professional skills in all the STEM disciplines.

J-TUPP Members

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Relevant Documents

J-TUPP Timeframe

The task force met from 2014–2016, completing the final report in Fall 2016.