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ERIC Number: ED046345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 14
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A Rating of Graduate Programs.
Johnson, D. Gale
This paper presents the results of a 1969 survey of the quality of graduate programs in the United States (an earlier survey was made in 1964). The ratings of graduate programs are based upon responses to questionnaires distributed to faculty members: respondents were asked to give their opinion on graduate faculty quality using the classifications: Distinguished, Strong, Good, Adequate, Marginal, and not sufficient for doctoral training. The respondent was instructed not to rate more than 5 departments as Distinguished. This paper examines: (1) the differences between the 1964 and 1969 surveys; (2) the changes in evaluations of departments at the University of Chicago; (3) the number of top-ranked departments in 1964 and 1969; and (4) the changes in rankings between 1964 and 1969. Comparisons are also made based on the departments ranked in the top 10 and the top 15. On the basis of this survey, Berkeley and Harvard were first, followed by Yale, Chicago, Stanford, and Princeton. The appendix discusses the problem of weighting the various disciplines, and the possibility of weighting the major divisions: (humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biology) by the percentage of doctorates awarded in the arts and sciences in 1966. (AP)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: A Report of the American Council on Education