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ERIC Number: EJ820663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-7
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Ohio State Gets Jump on Doctoral Evaluations
Glenn, David
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n11 pA1 Nov 2008
Not later than this winter, the National Research Council plans to release its assessments of American doctoral programs. Due to its inability to wait for the results, Ohio State University took steps last year to review its doctoral programs. Of its 90 doctoral programs, the university found five programs tagged as "candidates for disinvestment or elimination." Another 29 programs were instructed to reassess or restructure themselves. Many faculty members say the assessments provided a long-overdue chance for Ohio State to think strategically, identifying some fields to focus on and others that are marginal. The process has also had its share of bumps. Some people have complained that the assessments relied too heavily on "input" variables, such as students' graduate record examinations (GRE) scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio