Data: Research Activity T: Average Number of Publications (2000-2006) per Allocated Faculty, 2006 Data from the Thomson Reuters (formerly Institute for Scientific Information) list of publications were used to construct this variable. It is the average over seven years, 2000-2006, of the number of articles for each allocated faculty member divided by the total number of faculty allocated to the program. Data were obtained by matching faculty lists supplied by the programs to Thomson Reuters and cover publications extending back to 1981. For multi-authored articles, a publication is awarded for each author on the paper who is also on a faculty list.

 

U: Average Citations per Publication

The annual average of the number of allocated citations in the years 2000-2006 to papers published during the period 1981-2006 by program faculty divided by the allocated publications that could contribute to the citations. For example, the number of allocated citations for a faculty member in 2003 is found by taking the 2003 citations to that faculty member’s publications between 1981 and 2003. These counts are summed over the total faculty in the program and divided by the sum of the allocated publications to the program in 2003.

 

V: Percent of Faculty with Grants, 2006

The faculty questionnaire asks whether a faculty member’s work is currently supported by an extramural grant or contract. The total of faculty who answered affirmatively was divided by the total respondents in the program and the percentage was calculated.


Data: Student Support & Outcomes X: Percent of First Year Students with Full Financial Support, Fall 2005 For each program, question E8 reported the type of support that full-time graduate students received during the fall term each year of enrollment. For this variable the data for the first year were added for all types of support and divided by the total number of students.

 

Y: Avg. Completion Percentage: 6 Years or Less

Questions C16 and C17 reported for males and females separately the number of graduate students who entered in different cohorts from 1996-1997 to 2005-2006 and the number in each cohort who completed in 3 years or less, in their 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th years, and in 10 or more years. To compute the completion percentage, the number of doctoral students for a given entering cohort who completed their doctorate in 3 years or less and in their 4th, 5th, 6th years were totaled and the total was divided by the entering students in that cohort. This computation was made for each cohort that entered from 1996-1997 to 2000-2001. Cohorts beyond these years were not considered, since the students could complete in a year that was after the final year 2005-2006 for which data were collected. To compute the average completion percentage, an average was taken over 5 cohorts.

 

Z: Median Time to Degree (Full- and Part-time Graduates), 2006

Question C2 reported the median time to degree for full-time and part-time students. That reported number was used for this variable. The median was calculated from graduates who received doctoral degrees in the period 2003-2004 through 2005-2006. A negative coefficient means that shorter times are valued.



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