ERIC Number: ED173144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Dimensions of Quality in Doctoral Education: A Technical Report of a National Study in Three Fields.
Clark, Mary Jo; And Others
This feasibility report reflects the increasing demand for program accountability at the graduate level. The information presented is related to decision-making by policy makers and prospective graduate students. Included are the measurement instruments which were developed to sample 24 doctoral programs in chemistry and psychology and 25 in history. The study concentrates on quantifiable measures of both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the programs. The study begins with a presentation of the program characteristics which were judged important to quality of doctoral programs. The first few chapters cover background and purpose of the study, the study procedures and program purposes. Each remaining chapter focuses on data analyses and conclusions related to ratings of departments as measures of program quality, faculty training and performance, student abilities and achievement, quality of resources and environment, program contents and procedures in each department, and alumni accomplishments and opinions. An appendix divided into seven sections presents: (1) communications with participating universities; (2) institutions which participated; (3) Deans' ratings of program characteristics; (4) copies of the various questionnaires used; (5) characteristics of programs and questionnaire respondents; (6) scales formed from individual questionnaire items; and (7) examples of feedback reports to individual programs. (SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.