ERIC Number: ED078728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Quality in Doctoral Programs: Criteria and Correlates of Excellence.
Blackburn, Robert T.; Lingenfelter, Paul E.
This study, commissioned by the New York Board of Regents, concerns the evaluation of doctoral programs. Part one discusses critical problems in the assessment of excellence. Part two reviews a catalog of criteria and assessment techniques. Emphasis is placed on reputational studies, objective indicators of excellence, efficiency as an index of quality, client satisfaction ratings, intra-institutional evaluation, and evaluation of alumni. Part three indicates necessary conditions for adequate doctoral programs, and part four suggests a model for the evaluation of doctoral education. An extensive bibliography and appendices of related research material are included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Research, Research Projects
Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for the Study of Higher Education.