Doctoral Rankings Revamped | David Glenn, | Chronicle of Higher Education | 8 October 2010
The article discusses the U.S. National Research Council’s (NRC) report about doctoral education programs in the U.S. The article provides a diagram explaining the process of the NRC report which includes data from universities and colleges regarding honors won by professors, gender balance, and ethnic diversity for their doctoral programs. NRC project committee chairman Jeremiah P. Ostriker explains the purpose of the data collected by the project and Donna Heiland, vice president of the educational policy group the Teagle Foundation, presents her views on the possible elimination of doctoral programs as a result of the NRC report. Other topics include the report’s influence on prospective students and comments about the validity of the data.