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ERIC Number: EJ1046223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Trends in Ph.D. Productivity and Diversity in Top-50 U.S. Chemistry Departments: An Institutional Analysis
Laursen, Sandra L.; Weston, Timothy J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1762-1776 Nov 2014
The education of doctoral chemists contributes to the chemical research enterprise and thus to innovation as an engine of the economy. This quantitative analysis describes trends in the production and diversity of chemistry Ph.D. degrees in the top-50 U.S. Ph.D.-granting departments in the past two decades. Time series data for individual departments from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System are compared with aggregate data from the National Science Foundation. The results highlight departments that stand out from their peers in educating a diverse group of Ph.D. chemists. Best practices for diversity in doctoral education in chemistry are recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-0723600