National Research Council (NRC)
Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs
in the United States
September 29, 2010
The NRC Data has been released. You can find the IU News Release, results, and initial analysis in the following places:
IU Press Release: "National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs": http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/15754.html
NRC data: http://www.nap.edu/rdp
The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/page/NRC-Rankings/321/
(This site has a pull down menus to select programs and has a very nice graphical display of the relative performance of programs in a field for each of the measured variables).
(It's not as easy to find the NRC results explicitly in this site, but it does allow one to perform customized rankings based on the NRC data).
Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/29/rankings
About the NRC
Indiana University, along with nearly every other major university in the United States, will be participating in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs” being conducted by the National Research Council (NRC). This is the NRC’s third such broad-based undertaking, the first two having been conducted in 1983 and 1995. The results of the NRC’s assessments have been, and will continue to be, of considerable interest to university officers and faculty, higher education organizations and agencies, state education offices and planning boards, state governors and legislatures, prospective students, public and private sector employers, and the general public-at-large. Therefore, it is critical that Indiana University participates in this assessment in a comprehensive, thorough and conscientious manner.
The scope of this project includes a relatively broad, but select, number of doctoral granting programs that are defined in the NRC survey taxonomy (see links below). Data will be collected through four questionnaires (Institutional, Program, Faculty, and Student), which will include contributions from the program, the Graduate School and other campus units.
The University Graduate School in Bloomington and the Graduate Office in Indianapolis will be coordinating the data collection process for their respective campuses. An Advisory Board has been established and participating constituents will exchange information via an OnCourse worksite. This web page will be used to serve public information regarding the survey. p>
The NRC plans to release its Methodology Guide in December 2008. The survey results and on-line database are tentatively scheduled to be released in February 2009.
For more information on the National Research Council or to view the taxonomy and the questionnaires: p>
- NRC Survey Website
- Procedures and Timelines
- NRC Taxonomy | Indiana University-Bloomington Research Doctoral Programs
- NRC Questionnaires
- Explanation of the Formula for Allocation of Faculty Productivity
- Faculty Tip Sheet for Completing Faculty Questionnaire
- Updates from the NRC
If you have questions concerning the NRC study, please contact your campus coordinator: p>
Bloomington David Daleke, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-8852 Fax: 812-855-4266 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indianapolis Sherry F. Queener, Ph.D. Phone: 317-274-1577 Fax: 317-278-2380 E-Mail: email@example.com
last updated 01/17/2007