An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United by Social Science Research Council, National Research Council,

By Social Science Research Council, National Research Council, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Sciences, Committee on an Assessment of Quality-Related Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States

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Every program was included on 150 survey forms. The 50 programs to be evaluated appeared on each survey form in random sequence, preceded by an alphabetized list of all programs in that discipline that were being included in the study. No evaluator was asked to consider a program at his or her own institution. 11 The inclusion of this information represents a significant departure from the procedures used in earlier reputational assessments. For purposes of comparison with previous studies, 10 percent (randomly selected in each discipline) were not furnished any information other than the names of the programs.

Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. 1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in Chemistry Prog No. University—Department/Academic Unit Program Size (01) (02) 021. California, University of-Davis 32 48 Chemistry 59 49 022.

5 Measure 03 is of particular concern in this regard since the coordinators at some institutions may not have known how many of the students currently enrolled in graduate study intended to earn doctoral degrees. CHARACTERISTICS OF GRADUATES One of the most meaningful measures of the success of a research-doctorate program is the performance of its graduates. How many go on to lead productive careers in research and/or teaching? Unfortunately, reliable information on the subsequent employment and career achievements of the graduates of individual programs is not available.

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