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Project Title:

Panel on Data Collection for the Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs
PIN: BHEW-Q-03-02-B        

Major Unit:

Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit: Board on Higher Education & Workforce

RSO: Kuh, Charlotte

Subject/Focus Area: Education; Policy for Science and Technology

Project Scope
The data panel will be composed of graduate deans and institutional researchers
who have detailed knowledge of varying institutional practices concerning data
relevant to graduate education. This panel will meet twice face-to-face and
will meet by conference call between meetings. It will carry out a technical
review of the draft institutional, program, faculty, and student questionnaires
developed during the Study to Examine the Methodology of the Assessment of
Research-Doctorate Programs methodology study (See ECSU-M-99-02-A), and advise
the parent committee (See BHEW-Q-03-02-A for information about the study
committee) on the final form of the questionnaires. In the process of
reviewing the questionnaires, it will agree on the definitions of the data
elements, investigate data gathering procedures, and other issues relating to
the questionnaires and data collection.

The panel will not issue a report but will provide input to the parent
committee for its report.

The Approximate starting date for the project was 08/10/05. The panel will
have its first meeting in early December 2005. The second meeting will occur
prior to data collection in the spring of 2006.

Sponsors for the project include:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Project Duration: 39 months    

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 Meeting 1 - 12/04/2005
 Meeting 2 - 02/13/2006


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