Accession Number:

ADA022133

Title:

Evaluating Science Departments: A New Index,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A new, objective measure of departmental performance--rate of publication in key journals--is described and shown to be highly correlated with the American Council on Education ACE ratings of quality. Updated rankings of mathematics, physics, and chemistry departments based on this index are presented. The analyses indicate that the ACE rankings favored larger departments, a finding consistent with previous research. In the future, the use of multiple objective indices, including this productivity measure, would insure a more complete profile of the nations science departments.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE