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Project Information


An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs


Project Scope:

This study will assess the quality and characteristics of research-doctorate programs at institutions in the United States. The study will be conducted by a 15 person committee, and their work will be supported by an 11 person panel that will address data collection issues (See BHEW-Q-03-02-B for information on the Data panel).

The study will consist of:
1) the collection of quantitative data through questionnaires administered to institutions, programs, faculty, and admitted to candidacy students (in selected fields),
2) the collection of additional program data on publications, citations, and dissertation keywords, and
3) the design and construction of program ratings using the collected data.

The methodology for the study will be a refinement of that described by the Committee to Examine the Methodology for the Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the report Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study."

During the first stage of the study the committee will review and finalize the recommendations of the methodology study concerning the field taxonomy for the programs, the questionnaires and data definitions. Procedures for data collection will also be developed. The next stage will be devoted to data collection at the institutions. This will begin with an institutional questionnaire to identify programs and will be followed by a program questionnaire that gathers information about the programs and the faculty participating in the programs. The faculty will then be surveyed concerning their activities, and students in selective fields will be asked to information related to their studies and career development. In the final stage the data will be analyzed and an on-line database will be developed and made available to the public in September of 2008. In conjunction with the availability of the database the committee will issue a report describing how the database can be used.

The committee will conduct a second phase of the study during 2008 when a group of experts will analyze the data and write essays that will be part of a final report.

The approximate starting date for the project 08/10/2005"

Sponsors for the project include:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Energy
National Science Foundation

Update 10-01-08: The release schedule for reports for the NRC Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs has changed. The release of the Methodology Guide is now estimated for late October or early November 2008. The release schedule for the project report and its database will be announced when we have precise dates.

Update 11-17-08: The release of the Methodology Guide is now estimated for December 15, 2008. The final expected report release date (and/or database start date) is February 15, 2009.

Update 02-03-09: The release of the Methodology Guide will occur at least one month before the final project report is released. The release schedule for the project report and its database will be announced when we have precise dates. Please check back to this page for dates

Update 4/9/09: Procedure for Report Release:
Although the Methodology Guide has not yet emerged from NRC report review and the final report cannot be completed until the Methodology Guide is completed, we have received many inquiries about the procedures the NRC will follow about the release of the final report and database. The planned release procedure is that universities will receive results for their programs 72 hours before the public release of the report and database.

If you have questions about this, contact the Board on Higher Education and the Workforce for assistance at 202-334-2700

Status: Completed

PIN: BHEW-Q-03-02-A

Project Duration (months): 39 month(s)

RSO: Kuh, Charlotte

Topic(s):

Education
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:
North America

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/02/2007

Jeremiah P. Ostriker - (Chair)
Princeton University

JEREMIAH P. OSTRIKER, Ph.D. (NAS), Committee Chair, is a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of Cambridge. He received his B.A. in physics and chemistry from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge University, Dr. Ostriker served on the faculty at Princeton University as a professor (1966-present), as department chair Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy and director of the Princeton University Observatory (1979-1995), and as university provost (1995-2001). During his tenure as provost, Princeton received a major grant from the Mellon Foundation to improve doctoral education in the humanities. He is a renowned astrophysicist and has received many awards and honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the 2001 recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Science. He has served on several National Research Council (NRC) and National Academies committees, including the NAS Council and the NRC Governing Board. Dr. Ostriker also served as the Chair of the Panel on Quantitative Measures. Currently, he is Treasurer of the National Academy of Sciences.
Virginia S. Hinshaw - (Vice Chair)
University of Hawaii at Manoa

VIRGINIA S. HINSHAW, Ph.D., Committee Vice Chair, is the chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and professor of virology in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH Manoa. Dr. Hinshaw earned her B.S.in laboratory technology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Auburn University. For over 25 years, her research focused on influenza viruses in humans, lower mammals, and birds, investigating such aspects as: important hosts in nature; transmission among species; genetic changes related to disease severity; the molecular basis of cell killing; and new approaches to vaccines. She conducted research at various hospitals and universities, including the Medical College of Virginia, UC Berkeley, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been recognized for her innovative and energetic teaching style and her continual advocacy for research and education, particularly related to increased participation by women and minorities. She has served on numerous national and international committees associated with the American Society of Virology, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, World Health Organization, American Association of Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU, formerly NASULGC) and she currently serves as Co-Chair for the Energy Advisory Committee for APLU and as a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Commission for Effective Leadership. Prior to joining UH Manoa, Dr. Hinshaw served as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California Davis and as dean of the graduate school and vice chancellor for research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Elton D. Aberle
University of Wisconsin-Madison

ELTON D. ABERLE, Ph.D., is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. from Kansas State University in 1962, his M.S. from Michigan State University in 1965, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in food sciences in 1967. Previously, Dr. Aberle was Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science and Associate Dean for Agricultural Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Professor of Animal Science at Purdue University. His research has focused on muscle biology, muscle and adipose tissue growth and development, and meat science. Dr. Aberle received the Meat Research Award from the American Society of Animal Science, and the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Research Award, Signal Service Award and R.C. Pollock Award from the American Meat Science Association. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Animal Science. Dr. Aberle was President of the American Society of Animal Science and President of the American Meat Science Association. He also served on the Panel on Taxonomy and Interdisciplinarity.
Norman M. Bradburn
The University of Chicago

NORMAN M. BRADBURN, Ph.D., is Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. He has served three terms as director of the center, from 1967 to 1992. From 2000-2004 he was the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He also served as provost of the University of Chicago from 1984 to 1989. He received his Ph.D. degree in social psychology from Harvard University. He has been a member of the research and advisory panel of the U.S. General Accounting Office; a member and former chair of the Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences; and a member of the Panel to Review the Statistical Procedures for the Decennial Census. He also is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Statistical Association. His research has focused on psychological well-being and assessing the quality of life; non-sampling errors in sample surveys; and research on cognitive processes in responses to sample surveys. He is currently working on developing a humanities indicator system and a large scale study of the cultural infrastructure. His book, Thinking About Answers: The Application of Cognitive Process to Survey Methodology (co-authored with Seymour Sudman and Norbert Schwarz; Jossey-Bass, 1996), follows three other publications on the methodology of designing and constructing questionnaires: Polls and Surveys: Understanding What They Tell Us (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1988); Asking Questions: A Practical Guide to Questionnaire Construction (with Seymour Sudman; Jossey-Bass, 1982; 2nd edition with Brian Wansink, 2004) and Improving Interviewing Method and Questionnaire Design (Jossey-Bass, 1979).
John I. Brauman
Stanford University

JOHN I. BRAUMAN, Ph.D. (NAS), is J. G. Jackson–C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Stanford University. Dr. Brauman received his S.B from MIT and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then he took the position at Stanford University, where he served as department chair, associate dean for natural sciences, and associate dean of research (since 2005). He also currently serves as the home secretary of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Brauman has received a number of awards, including the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, Harrison Howe Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, R. C. Fuson Award, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry, the National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences, Linus Pauling Medal, Willard Gibbs Medal, and National Medal of Science. He also received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching from Stanford University. Dr. Brauman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society, and a fellow of the AAAS and an honorary fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He has served as well on many national committees and advisory boards. He was deputy editor for physical sciences for SCIENCE from 1985 to 2000 and is currently chair of the Senior Editorial Board. Dr. Brauman's research has centered on structure and reactivity.
Jonathan R. Cole
Columbia University

JONATHAN R. COLE, Ph.D., is at Columbia University. He is currently the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, and was provost and dean of faculties at Columbia from 1989 to 2003. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia. At Columbia he was the Adolphe Quetelet Professor of Social Science (1989–2001); professor of sociology (1976–present; vice president of arts and sciences, 1987–1989); and director, Center for the Social Sciences (1979–1987). His awards and memberships include the following: fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1975–1976; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship recipient, 1975–1976; elected fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992; "National Associate," U.S. National Academies of Sciences, 2003; elected member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003; elected member, American Philosophical Society, 2005; Cavaliere Ufficiale in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 1996; and Commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 2003. Some publications in the sociology of science, science policy, and higher education, include: Social Stratification in Science (with Stephen Cole) (1973); Peer Review in the National Science Foundation: Phase One (1978) and Phase Two (1981) of a Study (co-authored); Fair Science: Women in the Scientific Community (1979); The Wages of Writing: Per Word, Per Piece, or Perhaps (1986) (co-authored); The Outer Circle: Women in the Scientific Community (1991) (co-edited and author); The Research University in a Time of Discontent (co-edited and author)(1994); multiple journal publications on similar topics. His book, The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Threatened Future, published by Public Affairs in the fall of 2009. Resigned June 2010.


Paul W. Holland
Paul Holland Consulting Corporation

PAUL W. HOLLAND, Ph.D., holds the Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics (retired) in the Research & Development Division at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. His educational background includes a M.A. and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University, 1966, and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Michigan, 1962. His association with ETS began in 1975. In 1979 he became the director of the Research Statistics Group. In 1986 Holland was appointed ETS's first distinguished research scientist. He left ETS in 1993 to join the faculty at University of California Berkeley as a professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Statistics, but returned in 2000 to his current position at ETS. He has made significant contributions to the following applications of statistics to social science research: categorical data analysis, social networks, test equating, differential item functioning, test security issues, causal inference in nonexperimental research, and the foundations of item response theory. His current research interests include kernel equating methods, population invariance of test linking, software for item response theory, and causal inference in program evaluation and policy research.
Eric W. Kaler
Stony Brook University

ERIC W. KALER, Ph.D. (NAE), became the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Stony Brook University in 2007. Prior to that, he was the Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He holds a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. He has served on several NRC panels, including the subpanel for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Neutron Research, which he chaired, and the Panel for Materials Science and Engineering. He was one of the first scientists to receive a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation in 1984. In 2001 he was named an AAAS fellow. Among other awards are the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society of Engineering Education in 1995 and the 1998 American Chemical Society Award in Colloid or Surface Chemistry. Dr. Kaler was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010 and is co-editor-in-chief of Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science. He is known for his distinguished study of the science and application of complex fluids.
Earl Lewis
Emory University

EARL LEWIS, Ph.D. is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies. Before joining the Emory faculty in July 2004, Lewis served as dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs/graduate studies at the University of Michigan. He was the Elsa Barkley Brown and Robin D.G. Kelley Collegiate Professor of History and African American and African Studies and formerly director of the Center for Afro-American and African Studies. From 1984 to 1989 he was on the faculty in the department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Lewis, who holds degrees in history and psychology, is author and co-editor of seven books, among them In Their Own Interests: Race, Class and Power in 20th Century Norfolk (University of California Press, 1993) and the award-winning To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (Oxford University Press, 2000). Between 1997 and 2000 he co-edited the eleven-volume The Young Oxford History of African Americans. Lewis co-authored the widely acclaimed Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White, published in 2001 by WW Norton. His most recent books are The African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present, co-edited and published with Palgrave (2004), and the co-written Defending Diversity: Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan, published by the University of Michigan Press (2004). Dr. Lewis has also written numerous essays, articles, and reviews on different aspects of American and African American history that have appeared in many academic journals. He is a current or past member of a number of editorial boards and boards of directors. And he is co-editor of the award-winning book series American Crossroads (University of California Press). In 1999, Lewis was a recipient of Michigan’s Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. He received the 2001 University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award given to a distinguished graduate. And Concordia College, whose board of regents he joined in 2008, honored him with an honorary degree in 2002. He was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.
Joan F. Lorden
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

JOAN F. LORDEN, Ph.D., is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received a B.A. from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Lorden served for over eight years as Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During 2002-03, she was the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Dean-in-Residence at the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation and chaired the CGS Board of Directors. Dr. Lorden’s research focuses on brain-behavior relationships. At UAB she organized the doctoral program in behavioral neuroscience and was a founding member and director of the university-wide interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Neuroscience. As Graduate Dean, Dr. Lorden fostered programs that increased opportunities for breadth of training among graduate students, served as the program director for an interdisciplinary biological sciences training grant, and established one of the first offices for postdoctoral support. She is actively involved in programs designed to improve the success of women and minorities in graduate education and faculty careers in science and engineering, and has received several grants to advance these goals.
Carol B. Lynch
University of Colorado at Boulder

CAROL B. LYNCH, Ph.D., is a senior scholar at the Council of Graduate Schools, where she directs the professional master's initiatives. She is also dean emerita at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was dean of the graduate school and vice chancellor for research from 1992 to 2004. She was professor of ecological and evolutionary biology, and is a fellow of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, her M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She held a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado. Much of her professional career was spent at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she served as a professor of biology and dean of the sciences. She has received a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, is a fellow of the AAAS, and was president of the Behavior Genetics Association. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Dr. Lynch was the program director in population biology and physiological ecology at the NSF. She was president of the Western Association of Graduate Schools and has served on the board of directors of the Council of Graduate Schools and on the executive committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education at NASULGC (now APLU). She is currently a member of the Graduate Record Examination Board and was the chair of the TOEFL Board (Educational Testing Service, ETS). Dr. Lynch has authored numerous publications in evolutionary and behavioral genetics.
Robert M. Nerem
Georgia Institute of Technology

ROBERT NEREM, Ph.D., joined Georgia Tech in 1987 as the Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine. He, until recently, served as the Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and he also is the Director of the Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for the Engineering of Living Tissues, an NSF-funded Engineering Research Center. He received his Ph.D. in 1964 from Ohio State University and was promoted to Professor in 1972, serving from 1975-1979 as Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School. From 1979 to 1986 he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston. Professor Nerem is the author of more than 200 publications. He is a Fellow and was the founding President of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (1992-1994), and he is past President of the Tissue Engineering Society International. In addition, he was the part-time Senior Advisor for Bioengineering in the new National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (2003-2006). In 1988 Professor Nerem was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and he served on the NAE Council (1998-2004). In 1992 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and in 1998 a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In March 1990 Professor Nerem was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Paris, and in 1994 he was elected a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1998 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom, in 2004 he was elected an honorary foreign member of the Japan Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, and in 2006 a Foreign Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. In 2008 Professor Nerem was selected by NAE for the Founders Award. Research interests include biomechanics, cardiovascular devices, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and stem cell technology.
Suzanne Ortega
The University of New Mexico

SUZANNE ORTEGA, Ph.D., assumed the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico on August 1, 2008. She previously served as Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School at the University of Washington from 2005-2008 and as Vice Provost for Advanced Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU) from 2000 to 2005. She received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., in 1974, and a master's and doctorate in sociology in 1976 and 1979, respectively, from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ortega was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1980 to 2000, serving as assistant professor (1980-1986), associate professor (1986-1995), special assistant to the dean of graduate studies (1994-1995), assistant dean of graduate studies (1995) special assistant to the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs (1997-1998) and associate dean of graduate studies and professor (1995-2000). She is the author of numerous articles and an Introductory Sociology textbook, now in its eighth edition. Her most important administrative accomplishments include securing funding for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Degree, Preparing Future Faculty, Diversity Enhancement, and Ph.D. Completion programs. Dr. Ortega has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, Chair of the Graduate Record Examination Board, Chair of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools and on the executive committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. She has also served on the American Sociological Association (ASA) Advisory Board for Preparing Future Faculty, ASA Executive Office and Budget committee, and the National Science Foundation Human Resources Expert Panel.
Robert J. Spinrad
Xerox Corporation [Retired]

ROBERT SPINRAD, Ph.D. (NAE), deceased, most recently served as Vice President, Technology Strategy for Xerox. He joined Xerox in 1968, and over the years held a variety of research and technology management positions, including that of Director of Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Prior to that, Dr. Spinrad worked as a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering from Columbia University. He was a Bridgham Fellow at Columbia and a Whitney Fellow at MIT. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (New York). Dr. Spinrad is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves on the Boards of the California Council on Science and Technology and the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is also a member of the NASA Ames Executive Forum and the National Research Council's Committee on An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs. Dr. Spinrad has served in various advisory and contributing roles for Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of California, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Library of Congress, the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Livermore National Laboratory, EDUCOM, Bell Laboratories and the Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
Catharine R. Stimpson
New York University

CATHARINE R. STIMPSON, Ph.D., is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and University Professor at New York University. She earned an A.B. in English, magna cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1958; a B.A. with honors in 1960 and an M.A. in 1966 from Newnham College, Cambridge University; and a Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University in 1967. Formerly, Dr. Stimpson was a member of the English Department of Barnard College (1963-80), where she was the first director of the Women's Center and the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (1974-80) for the University of Chicago Press. In 1981, she became Professor of English at Rutgers University, then Dean of the Graduate School, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and University Professor; she was also the first director of the Institute for Research on Women. While at Rutgers, Dr. Stimpson continued to teach, while she served as Director of the MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program (1994-97). She is a former chair of the New York State Humanities Council and the National Council for Research on Women as well as past president of the Modern Language Association. Dr. Stimpson also served as president of the Association of Graduate Schools in 2000-01. She holds honorary degrees from several universities and colleges, including Upsala, Bates, Hamilton, and the University of Arizona. Dr. Stimpson's publications include a book, Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces, and a novel, Class Notes. She has edited seven books, has served as co-editor of the Library of America's Gertrude Stein: Writings 1903-1932 and Gertrude Stein: Writings 1932-1946, and has published over 170 monographs, essays, stories, and reviews.
Richard P. Wheeler
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

RICHARD P. WHEELER, Ph.D., is interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and vice provost at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in English from the State University of Buffalo in 1970. He joined the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1969 and has been on the Illinois faculty ever since. From 1987 to 1997 he was Head of the Department of English, and in 1999-2000 he was Acting Head of the Department of Anthropology. He was Dean of the Graduate College from 2000 to 2009. He has chaired the Executive Committee of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, the Graduate Deans group of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools. His scholarly publications include Shakespeare’s Development and the Problem Comedies: Turn and Counter-Turn (U of California P, 1981), The Whole Journey: Shakespeare’s Power of Development (co-authored, U of California P, 1986), Creating Elizabethan Tragedy (ed., U of Chicago P, 1988), Critical Essays on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (ed., G.K. Hall, 1999), and articles on Shakespeare, renaissance drama, and modern British literature. His scholarship has been centrally concerned with identifying key psychological patterns that shape the development of Shakespeare’s work and, more recently, plausible links between the plays and the life of their author.

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The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Virginia S. Hinshaw
Elton D. Aberle
Norman Bradburn
John Brauman
Eric Kaler
Earl Lewis
Carol Lynch
Joan Lorden
Suzanne Ortega
Catharine R. Stimpson
Richard Wheeler


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report will be discussed and revised.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
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Jonathan Cole
Joan Lorden
Richard Wheeler

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee members met to write the report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Committee Members:


Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Committee Chair
Professor of Astronomy
Princeton University
Virginia S. Hinshaw
Vice Chair
Chancellor
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Elton D. Aberle
Dean and Director Emeritus
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
John Brauman
J.G. Jackson-C.J. Jackson Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University
Jonathan Cole
Quetelet Professor of Social Sciences and Provost
Columbia University
Eric Kaler
Provost and Senior Vice President
Stony Brook University
Earl Lewis
Provost
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Emory University
Joan Lorden
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Suzanne Ortega
Dean and Vice Provost
Graduate School
University of Washington
Catharine R. Stimpson
Dean and University Professor
Graduate School of Arts & Science
New York University
Richard Wheeler
Dean of the Graduate College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting in closed session, the Committee reviewed preliminary estimates of the range of ratings for each program and their relation to program data. The also examined a preliminary draft of a guide to the report's methodology.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

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June 18, 2008
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
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Committee to Assess Research-Doctorate Programs

ROSTER

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Committee Chair
Virginia S. Hinshaw
Vice Chair
Elton D. Aberle
Norman M. Bradburn
John Brauman
Jonathan Cole
Paul W. Holland
Eric Kaler
Earl Lewis
Joan Lorden
Carol Lynch
Robert M. Nerem
Suzanne Ortega
Robert J. Spinrad (Resigned)
Catharine R. Stimpson
Richard Wheeler


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting in closed session, the Committee discussed the content and data for the final report.



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 18, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Committee Chair
Virginia S. Hinshaw
Vice Chair
Elton D. Aberle
Norman M. Bradburn
John Brauman
Jonathan Cole
Paul W. Holland
Eric Kaler
Earl Lewis
Joan Lorden
Carol Lynch
Robert M. Nerem
Suzanne Ortega
Robert J. Spinrad (Resigned)
Catharine R. Stimpson
Richard Wheeler


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting in closed session, the Committee discussed the program data in relation to the PhD system is a whole, as well as in relation to individual fields. The Committee reviewed preliminary ratings and rankings and the characteristics of programs within various ranges. The committee also discussed major points to be addressed in the report and plans for the report release and dissemination.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 18, 2008
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Committee Chair
Jonathan Cole**
Norman M. Bradburn
Eric Kaler
John Brauman
Earl Lewis
Joan Lorden
Suzanne Ortega
Carol Lynch
Robert J. Spinrad**
Richard Wheeler

**Participated via conference call




The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs

Summary of the August 22-24, 2007 Meeting

The meeting was closed in its entirety.

The content of the report was discussed. It was agreed that the report would be a short summary of the most important findings from the data. Where possible, comparisons would be made to the 1995 Assessment. Summary data will be presented in charts and the on-line version of the report will provide links to supporting data. The products will be the summary report, the on-line supporting data, the full database, and an on-line technical report.

The Committee was shown a very preliminary example of ratings for two fields. Suggestions were made for additional analyses.

Clean data will be available in early October. Committee members were assigned to topics that they will write about when the data become available


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 06, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
Agenda

Committee to Assess Research-Doctorate Programs

May 14-15, 2007

Keck Center. Room 109
Washington, D.C.

Monday May 14, 2007
8:30 – 6:30 Closed Session

6:30-9:00 Dinner:
Listening to our academic constituencies
Don Shulenberger, NASULGC
Debra Stewart, Council of Graduate Schools
John Vaughn, AAU

Tuesday May 15, 2007
8:30-3:00 Closed Session


Open session: Dinner May 14.
Please note that while the meeting was announced in advance, The topics of the presentations were inadvertently not posted. That oversight has since been remedied and list of speakers and topics are included below along with a brief summary of each presentation.

John Vaughn, executive officer of the AAU and Donald Shulenberger, executive officer of NASULGC, spoke informally with the committee at dinner about concerns of their university constituencies. In particular, they agreed that although the universities had encountered some difficulties in data collection, they had also obtained valuable insights into their graduate programs. There were still concerns about the rating methodology. The most important thing the committee can do is make sure the methodology is transparent, so that the universities understand how the ratings for their program are derived.

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

ROSTER

Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Committee Chair
Elton D. Aberle
Norman M. Bradburn
John Brauman
Virginia S. Hinshaw*
Vice Chair
Jonathan Cole
Eric Kaler*
Earl Lewis
Joan Lorden
Carol Lynch
Robert M. Nerem*
Suzanne Ortega
Catharine R. Stimpson
Richard Wheeler
* Will not attend committee meeting
** Will participate via conference call






Contractors and Consultants:
Paul W. Holland


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

opics discussed: Status of data collection, inclusion criteria for awards and honors, grant and research funding, presentation of rating data, drafting of report outline.



The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 30, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3317

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

J.Ostriker
chair
V. Hinshaw
vice chair
E. Aberle
J. Brauman
N. Bradburn
E. Kaler
E. Lewis
J. Lorden
C. Lynch; R
Nerem
S. Ortega
R. Spinrad (via teleconference on 1/28)
C. Stimpson
R. Wheeler


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Project Status and Budget
Discussion of tasks to be completed (rating survey, matching with external data sources, quality control of data, construction of database, analytic essay)
Discussion of the CV processing and use
Procedures and issues related to the Student Survey
Report on the status of the surveys and response levels
Discussion of issues related to the Program Survey (subfields and specializations, faculty definitions, faculty allocation time-to-degree, and data collection for MD/PHD programs)
Discussion of Committee Report and Database (content, possible topics: relation to earlier studies, dimensions of interdisciplinarity, and demographic changes)
Discussion of Ratings Methods (Explicit and Implicit)
The Ratings Survey format and cover letter
Sampling programs and raters for the implicit rating
Data Collection in the arts and humanities and productivity measures
Procedures for compiling honors and awards
Web Site and Database Design
Additional Topics: interactions with graduate deans, changes to faculty lists, and commissioned papers


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 20, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
We will be holding three informational meetings, one on each coast, and one in the midwest in the second half of September. There is nothing obligatory about these meetings. They are not intended for policy discussions. We will discuss any questions participants may have about the Institutional, Program, Faculty, and Student Questionnaires. The NRC will provide lunch. You will be expected to pay your own travel. All participants must register. Please click the link below to register. Space is limited and preference will be given to the designated Institutional Coordinator.

West Coast Meeting

Where: Beckman Center at UC Irvine
100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA
When: Wednesday September 20 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

Midwest

Where: McCloska Ballroom of the McCormick-Tribune Center (MTCC)
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday September 27, 2006 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

East Coast Meeting

Where: The National Academies Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
When: Friday, September 29 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration for the East Coast Meeting has been closed. If you would like to participate via conference call, please contact Rae Allen at (202)334-2700 or reallen@nas.edu

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Where: McCloska Ballroom of the McCormick-Tribune Center (MTCC)
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday September 27, 2006 from 10AM to 3PM

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
We will be holding three informational meetings, one on each coast, and one in the midwest in the second half of September. There is nothing obligatory about these meetings. They are not intended for policy discussions. We will discuss any questions participants may have about the Institutional, Program, Faculty, and Student Questionnaires. The NRC will provide lunch. You will be expected to pay your own travel. All participants must register. Please click the link below to register. Space is limited and preference will be given to the designated Institutional Coordinator.

West Coast Meeting

Where: Beckman Center at UC Irvine
100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA
When: Wednesday September 20 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

Midwest

Where: McCloska Ballroom of the McCormick-Tribune Center (MTCC)
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday September 27, 2006 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

East Coast Meeting

Where: The National Academies Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
When: Friday, September 29 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration for the East Coast Meeting has been closed. If you would like to participate via conference call, please contact Rae Allen at (202)334-2700 or reallen@nas.edu

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
We will be holding three informational meetings, one on each coast, and one in the midwest in the second half of September. There is nothing obligatory about these meetings. They are not intended for policy discussions. We will discuss any questions participants may have about the Institutional, Program, Faculty, and Student Questionnaires. The NRC will provide lunch. You will be expected to pay your own travel. All participants must register. Please click the link below to register. Space is limited and preference will be given to the designated Institutional Coordinator.

West Coast Meeting

Where: Beckman Center at UC Irvine
100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA
When: Wednesday September 20 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

Midwest

Where: McCloska Ballroom of the McCormick-Tribune Center (MTCC)
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday September 27, 2006 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration

East Coast Meeting

Where: The National Academies Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
When: Friday, September 29 from 10AM to 3PM
Registration for the East Coast Meeting has been closed. If you would like to participate via conference call, please contact Rae Allen at (202)334-2700 or reallen@nas.edu

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Attendees at the closed session: Committee: J. Ostriker
chair; V. Hinshaw
vice-chair; E. Aberle (attended on 8/24)
J. Brauman
N. Bradburn
J. Cole
E. Kaler
E. Lewis
J. Lorden
C. Lynch
S. Ortega
R. Spinrad
C. Stimpson
R. Wheeler

Others: G. Mooney (Mathematica Policy Research—data contractor)
Not attending: R. Neerem


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Topics discussed: Which schools are participating, budget, means of communicating with the participating schools, data collection, definition of a faculty member, allocation of faculty productivity for faculty who are involved with more than one program, explicit measures of program quality, implicit measures (using 1995 data); and dimensions of quality.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

NONE

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 30, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
Committee to Assess Research Doctorate Programs

Board Room
Beckman Center
Irvine, California


Monday, March 13
Open Session
10:00 AM -12:30 PM PST Public Meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeremiah Ostriker
chair;
Virginia Hinshaw
vice-chair

Elton Aberle

Norman Bradburn

John Brauman (by conference call)
Jonathan Cole

Eric Kaler

Earl Lewis

Joan Lorden

Carol Lynch

Robert Nerem

Suzanne Ortega

Robert Spinrad

Catherine Stimpson

Richard Wheeler.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

First Closed Session Topics
Methodology discussion
Different procedures for rating/ranking programs

Public Methodology Session
Presenters in person and by conference call commented on the following topics:
Reputational measures
Confidentiality
Measures of educational quality
Taxonomy
Procedures for administrating questionnaires
Data presentation

Second Closed Session Topics:
Data sources in addition to the questionnaires
Review of the Program Questionnaire
Review of the Faculty Questionnaire
Review of the Doctoral Candidacy Questionnaire
Review of the Institutional Questionnaire
Criteria for program faculty
Taxonomy Issues
Additional field for the study
Identification of Emerging Fields
Use of implicit and explicit procedures for rating/ranking programs
The use of additional information in implicit ratings


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

NONE

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  reallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2700

Agenda
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks and Overview of Issues

10:15 am -11:30 am
Fields not currently in the Taxonomy

11:30 am - 11:45 am
Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Biosciences Taxonomy

12:30 pm -1:00 pm
Addressing Issues of Interdisciplinarity in the Taxonomy
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Attendees at the closed session: Virginia S. Hinshaw
chair
Elton D. Aberle
Norman M. Bradburn
Carol Lynch
Robert M. Nerem
Suzanne Ortega
Catherine R. Stimpson
Richard Wheeler.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

2/15/2006 Meeting of the Taxonomy Group


Topics discussed: The question under consideration was: what additional disciplinary fields should be included in the taxonomy for the study. The fields discussed were: public policy, nursing, kinesiology, rhetoric and composition, computer and information science and engineering, umbrella programs in the biological sciences, petroleum engineering, biomedical engineering, and education research

Materials made available: No additional written materials were made available.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Article Number Submitter's Name Date Submitted Author, Title, Publisher's Information Type of Document
30 9/25/2002 ACM Response to the NRC Committee to Examine the methodology for the Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs summary
29 James Foley 9/26/2002 James Foley, Computing Research Association letter
41 Derald Wing Sue 12/3/2003 Society of Counseling Psychology letter
35 Gregory Fenves, Chris Hendrickson, Patrick Jaillet, Nicholas Jones, Fred Mannering, James Gossett, Joseph Hughes, Hamlin Jennings, Richard Luthy, Gerald Speitel, Jr. 1/6/2004 Gregory Fenves, Chris Hendrickson, Patrick Jaillet, Nicholas Jones, Fred Mannering, James Gossett, Joseph Hughes, Hamlin Jennings, Richard Luthy, Gerald Speitel, Jr., Chairs of the Leading Civil and Environmental Engineering Schools email
25 Donna Robertson 4/12/2004 Donna Robertson, Illinois Institute of Technology letter
21 James Peterson 9/20/2004 James Peterson, University of North Carolina Greensboro letter
26 Louise Wetherbee Phelps 11/3/2004 Louise Wetherbee Phillips, The Writing Program College of Arts and Sciences letter
40 Paul Nelson 3/29/2005 Paul Nelson, American Psychological Association letter
24 Freeman Hrabowski 11/11/2005 Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland Baltimore College letter
44 Freeman Hrabowski 11/11/2005 Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland Baltimore College letter
27 Edward Lazowska 11/22/2005 Edward Lazowska email
39 Paul Nelson 11/29/2005 Paul Nelson, American Psychological Association letter
28 Daniel Reed 12/7/2005 Daniel Reed, Computing Research Association letter
23 Deborah Freund 1/3/2006 Deborah Freund, Syracuse University letter
43 Deborah Freund 1/3/2006 Deborah Freund, Syracuse University letter
9 Robert Chase and Shari Dunn-Norman 1/5/2006 Robert Chase and Shari Dunn-Norman, Association of US Petroleum Engineering Department Heads letter
31 Robert Simoni 1/6/2006 Robert Simoni, Stanford University email
8 Martha Pollack 1/12/2006 Martha Pollack, University of Michigan email
38 Emory Elliott 1/18/2006 Emory Elliott, American Studies Association letter
3 Larry Faulkner 1/26/2006 Larry Faulkner, the University of Texas at Austin letter
32 Douglas Eaton and Martin Frank 1/26/2006 Douglas Eaton and Martin Frank, The American Physiological Society letter
33 Dennis Bier and Naomi Fukagawa 1/26/2006 Dennis Bier and Naomi Fukagawa, American Society for Nutrition letter
37 Frank C-P Yin 1/27/2006 Frank C-P Yin, Biomedical Engineering Society letter
34 Madeline Jacobs 1/28/2006 Madeleine Jacobs, American Chemical Society letter
42 Sally McConnell-Ginet 1/29/2006 Sally McConnell-Ginet, Linguistic Society of America letter
46 Roger Smitter 1/31/2006 Roger Smitter, National Communication Association email
18 Daniel Mazmanian 2/1/2006 Daniel Mazmanian, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration letter
45 Sally Hillsman 2/1/2006 Sally Hillsman, American Sociological Association letter
11 Kathy Svoboda and Joseph LaManna 2/8/2006 Kathy Svoboda and Joseph LaManna, American Association of Anatomist fax
7 David Shulenburger 2/10/2006 David Shulenburger, The University of Kansas fax
4 Rosemary Feal 2/12/2006 Rosemary Feal, MLA email
1 Douglas Richardson, PhD and Michael Solem, PhD 2/13/2006 Douglas Richardson and Michael Solem, Association of American Geographers letter
2 David Redman 2/14/2006 David Redman, Princeton University email
10 Diana Carlin 2/14/2006 Diana Carlin, The University of Kansas letter
19 C.L. Max Nikias 2/14/2006 CL Max Nikias, University of Southern California fax
5 Phillip Clay 2/15/2006 Phillip Clay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology fax
6 Andrew Bernat 2/15/2006 Andrew Bernat speech and summary
12 2006 C-Fare Board of Directors 2/15/2006 C-FARE Board of Directors letter
13 Lewis Siegel 2/15/2006 Lewis Siegel, Duke University speech and PowerPoint
14 Margaret Heitkemper 2/15/2006 Margaret Heitkemper, American Association of Colleges of Nursing speech and summary
15 Roger Chalkley 2/15/2006 Roger Chalkley, Vanderbilt University speech and PowerPoint
16 Felice Levine and Lorrie Shepard 2/15/2006 Felice Levine, American Educational Research Association and Lorrie Shepard, National Academy of Education speech and PowerPoint
17 Howard Garrison 2/15/2006 Howard Garrison, FASEB speech and PowerPoint
20 James Morrow and Jerry Thomas 2/15/2006 American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Summary of Data in Support of Kinesiology's Inclusion in the National Academies Taxonomy summary
22 Felice Levine and Lorrie Shepard 2/15/2006 Felice Levine, Lorrie Shepard, Katherine Rosich and Gerald Sroufe on behalf of the AERA and the NAEd, Inclusion of Education Research as a Research-Doctorate Field summary
36 Marc Edwards Marc Edwards. Association of environmental Engineering and Science Professors letter


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 30, 2007
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rae Allen
Contact Email:  rallen@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3317

Agenda
Sunday, November 27, 2005 in Keck 109

Open Session Begins

9:45-10:00 History of NRC Assessments Kuh

10:00-10:30 The Methodology Report and Project
Organization Ostriker/Kuh

Open Session Ends

Monday, November 28, 2005 in Keck 105

Open Session Begins

10:15-11:00 Discussion of Topics for Experimental Studies, 2007
Committee Essay, Commissioned Papers
Ostriker
11:00-11:15 Communicating to the Higher Education Community Kuh

11:15-12:00 Study
Timetable Kuh

12:00 Adjourn

Open Session Ends
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jeremiah Ostriker
chair
Virginia Hinshaw
vice-chair
Elton Aberle
Norman Bradburn
John Brauman
Jonathan Cole
Eric Kaler
Earl Lewis
Joan Lorden
Suzanne Ortega
Robert Spinrad
Catherine Stimpson
Richard Wheeler
Carol Lynch*
Robert Nerem*
* By telephone for portions of the meeting

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of bias and conflict of interest,

Closed session Topics:
Measurement of perceived quality and how its relation to quantitative measures
Estimation of program quality
Fields selection for the trial student questionnaire
Field taxonomy and professional programs
Preliminary discussion of commissioned papers
Design of an Updatable database
Communication with the higher education community
Dissemination of collected data and findings
Study outcomes for program alumni

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 10, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications