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v English Language arid Literature Programs In this chapter 106 research-doctorate programs in English language and literature are assessed. These programs, according to the informa- tion supplied by their universities, have accounted for 4,687 doctoral degrees awarded during the FY1976-80 period--approximately 90 percent of the aggregate number of English and American language and literature doctorates earned from U.S. universities in this five-year span. On the average, 62 full-time and part-time students intending to earn doctorates were enrolled in a program in December 1980, with an average faculty size of 31 members.2 Only three of the programs were initi- ated since 1970, and no two programs are located in the same univer- sity. In addition to the 106 institutions represented in this disci- pline, another 5 were initially identified as meeting the criteria3 for inclusion in the assessment: University of Detroit Idaho State University--Pocatello Middle Tennessee State University SUNY at Albany Saint John's University The last institution chose not to participate in the assessment in any discipline. English programs at the other four institutions have not been included in the evaluations in this discipline, since in each case the study coordinator either indicated that the institution did data from the NRC's Survey of Earned Doctorates indicate that 4,096 research doctorates in English language and literature and 1,087 research doctorates in American language and literature were awarded by U.S. universities between FY1976 and FY1980. 2 See the reported means for measures 03 and 01 in Table 5.2. 3As mentioned in Chapter I, the primary criterion for inclusion was that a university had awarded at least 13 doctorates in English during the FY1976-78 period. 61

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62 not at that time have a research-doctorate program in English or failed to provide the information requested by the committee. Before examining individual program results presented in Table 5.1, the reader is urged to refer to Chapter II, in which each of the 12 measures used in the assessment is discussed. Summary statistics describing every measure are given in Table 5.2. For 11 of the mea- sures, data are reported for at least 103 of the 106 English programs. For measure 12, a composite index of the size of a university library, data are available for 75 programs. The programs not evaluated on measure 12 are typically smaller--in terms of faculty size and gradu- ate student enrollment--than other English programs. Were data on this measure available for all 106 programs, it is likely that the reported mean would be appreciably lower (and that some of the corre- lations of this measure with others would be higher). Intercorrelations among the 12 measures (Pearson product-moment coefficients) are given in Table S.3. Of particular note are the high positive correlations of the measures of numbers of recent pro- gram graduates (02) and library index (12) with reputational survey ratings (08, 09~. Figure 5.1 illustrates the relation between the mean rating of the scholarly quality ~ ~ ^^ ~ or Faculty "measure us) and the number of faculty members (measure 01) for each of 106 programs in English. Figure 5.2 plots the mean rating of program effectiveness (measure 09) against the total number of FY1976-80 program graduates {measure 02~. Although in both figures there is a significant posi- tive correlation between program size and reputational rating, it is quite apparent that some of the smaller programs received high mean ratings and that some of the larger programs received low mean ratings. Table 5.4 describes the 198 faculty members who participated in the evaluation of English programs. These individuals constituted 62 percent of those asked to respond to the survey in this discipline and 6 percent of the faculty population in the 106 research-doctorate programs being evaluated.4 More than two-thirds of the survey par- ticipants had earned their highest degree before 1970, and a majority held the rank of full professor. One exception should be noted with regard to the survey evalua- tions in this discipline. It has been called to the attention of the committee that the University of Chicago program in the department of ~ - - - ~ ~~ ~ ~~ The committee nap u~claea no reporc fine survey results for Ones program but cautions that the reputational ratings may have been influenced by the use of an inaccurate department title. To assist the reader in interpreting results of the survey evalu- ations, estimated standard errors have been computed for mean ratings of the scholarly quality of faculty in 106 English programs (and are given in Table 5.1~. For each program the mean rating and an associ- English was labeled "Humanities" on the survey form. . ~ . . . . . . . 4 See Table 2.3 in Chapter II.

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63 ated Confidence interval" of 1.5 standard errors are illustrated in Figure 5.3 (listed in order of highest to lowest mean rating). In comparing two programs, if their confidence intervals do not overlap, one may conclude that there is a significant difference in their mean ratings at a .05 level of significance.S From this figure it is also apparent that one should have somewhat more confidence in the accuracy of the mean ratings of higher-rated programs than lower-rated programs. This generalization results primarily from the fact that evaluators are not as likely to be familiar with the less prestigious programs, and consequently the mean ratings of these programs are usually based on fewer survey responses. s see pp. 28-30 for a discussion of the interpretation of mean ratings and associated confidence intervals.

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64 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Characteristics of Prog Program Size Program Graduates No. University - Department/Academic Unit (01) (02) (03) (04) (05) (06) (07) 001. American University 11 29 14 .04 6.0 .50 .20 literature * 36 45 40 36 69 44 5 0 002. Arizona State University-Tempe 37 27 44 .33 10.8 .46 .08 Engl ish 54 44 46 61 40 41 3 8 003. Arizona, University of-Tucson 38 27 31 .30 11.0 .58 .29 Engl ish 55 44 44 59 38 51 59 004. Arkansas, University-Fayetteville 24 34 28 .19 12.6 .60 .23 Engl ish 45 4 7 43 50 28 53 53 005. Auburn University Engl ish 22 19 44 42 37 45 .26 10.5 56 41 .56 .11 49 41 006. Ball State University 39 28 65 NA NA NA NA Engl ish 56 45 51 007. Boston College 19 16 26 .06 5.4 .65 .29 English 42 41 42 38 73 57 59 008. Boston University 39 28 33 .22 11.2 .54 .22 English 56 45 44 52 37 48 51 009. Bowling Green State University 26 44 35 .06 9.0 .66 .13 Engl ish 47 50 44 39 51 58 42 010. Brandeis University 16 35 32 .15 8.2 .42 .21 Engl ish and American l iterature 40 4 7 44 46 55 3 8 51 011. Brown University 34 56 86 .30 8.0 .51 .31 English 52 54 55 59 5 7 45 61 012. Bryn Mawr College 12 8 27 NA 9.5 NA NA English 37 38 43 48 013. CUNY-Graduate School 21 61 126 .31 9.8 .29 .09 Engl Ash 43 55 63 60 46 26 39 014. California, University of-Berlteley 60 112 143 .23 9~1 .52 .26 Engl ish 70 72 6 7 53 50 46 55 015. California, University of-Davis 23 30 46 .28 9.6 .29 .07 Engl ish 45 45 4 7 5 7 4 7 26 3 7 016. California, University of-Irvine 26 28 48 .19 8.0 .50 .17 Engl ish 47 45 47 50 57 44 46 017. California, University of-Los Angeles 77 65 101 .21 7.8 .53 .31 English 82 57 58 51 58 47 60 018. California, University of-Riverside 17 10 34 .21 8.2 .57 .36 Engl ish 40 39 44 51 56 50 65 019. California, University of-San Diego 21 22 23 .25 8.5 .50 .31 Literature 43 43 42 54 54 44 60 020. California, University of-Santa Barbara 32 26 25 .22 8.8 .48 .35 Engl ish 51 44 42 52 52 42 64 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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65 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Survey Results (08) (09) (10) (11) 1.1 0.7 36 34 1.8 1.2 43 44 2.1 1.4 46 48 1.5 1.1 40 41 1.0 0.7 36 34 1.3 38 007. 1.7 42 008. 2.8 53 009. 1.3 39 010. 2.4 49 011. 3.9 64 012. 1.6 41 013. 3.9 63 014. 4.7 71 015. 2.6 51 016. 3.3 57 017. 4.0 64 018. 2.3 48 019. 3.1 56 020. 2.9 54 NOTE: On the f irst line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available. 0.8 39 1.4 65 1.4 66 1.1 56 1.0 50 0.9 1.2 37 58 0.9 1.0 38 50 1.4 1.1 48 52 1.0 1.2 40 58 1.6 0.7 52 37 2.2 1.2 63 57 1.2 0.7 44 37 2.0 1.2 59 59 2.6 0.9 70 45 1.5 1.3 49 61 1.9 1.5 57 71 2.2 1.3 63 62 1.4 0.8 47 42 1.8 1.1 55 52 1.5 1.0 50 48 f irst line University Library (12) 0.4 NA 39 0.6 -0.3 43 45 0.6 0.9 43 57 0.5 NA 41 0.3 37 0.3 38 0.5 42 1.0 53 0.4 39 0.7 46 1.5 64 0.4 40 1.3 60 1.7 70 1.0 52 1.2 58 1.5 65 0.8 48 1.1 55 .0 53 NA NA NA 0.4 45 NA NA 1 . 1 38 NA NA 2.2 70 0.6 55 NA 2.0 68 -1.0 39 O. . O 48 -O. 1 47 Survey Rating s Standard Error (08) (09) (10) (11) .14 .13 .12 .06 .13 .11 .12 .06 .13 .12 .09 .07 .14 .12 .14 .06 .13 .13 .13 .05 .13 .11 .14 .06 .14 .12 .13 .06 .10 .09 .12 .06 .15 .13 .14 .06 .14 .12 .09 .06 .07 .06 .16 .15 09 .10 .05 .06 .11 .10 .07 .06 .13 .06 .10 .08 .08 .05 .09 .07 .08 .11 . 06 .07 .05 .08 .06 .11 .09 .13 .07 .08 .08 .11 .06 .10 .08 .12 .07

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66 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Characteristics of Prog Program Size Program Graduates No. University - Department/Academic Unit (01) (02) (03) (04) (05) (06) (07) 021. Case Western Reserve University 11 24 26 .24 9.8 .33 .13 Engl ish 36 43 42 54 46 30 43 022. Catholic University of America 9 17 30 .28 12.0 .59 .12 Engl ish 35 41 43 5 7 32 52 41 023. Chicago, University of 33 96 72 .39 7.3 .65 .40 Engl ish 51 6 7 52 66 61 5 7 69 024. Claremont Graduate School 10 10 29 .50 9.5 .58 .25 Engl ish 36 39 43 76 48 51 55 025. Colorado, University of 35 31 84 .20 10.4 .41 .16 Engl ish 53 46 55 50 42 36 46 026. Columbia University 34 138 337 .30 8.0 .52 .20 English and Comparative Literature 52 80 99 59 57 46 50 027. Connecticut, University of-Storrs 30 45 34 .28 10.0 .74 .24 Engl ish 49 50 44 5 7 44 64 53 028. Cornell University-Ithaca 43 48 69 .39 6.2 .72 .37 Engl ish Language and Literature 58 51 51 67 68 63 66 029. Delaware, University of-Newark Engl ish 16 32 .12 10.2 .47 .12 41 44 43 43 42 41 030. Denver, University of 19 44 46 .10 9.9 .45 .10 Engl ish 42 50 47 41 45 40 40 031. Duke University 21 46 76 .26 7.8 .52 .18 Engl ish 43 51 53 55 5 8 46 4 8 032. Emory University 18 36 37 .37 8.8 .57 .20 Engl ish 41 4 7 45 65 52 50 50 033. Florida State University-Tallahassee 19 48 18 .12 8.3 .69 .28 Engl ish 42 51 41 43 55 60 5 8 034. Florida, University of-Gainesville 47 42 59 .14 8.0 .33 .12 Engl ish 61 49 49 45 5 7 30 42 035. For dham University 16 34 48 .03 13.0 .49 .09 Engl ish Language and Literature 40 4 7 4 7 36 26 43 39 036. Georgia State University-Atlanta 12 19 34 .11 11.3 .53 .11 Engl ish 3 7 42 44 42 36 46 40 037. Georgia, University of-Athens 17 15 21 .18 13.3 .82 .00 Engl ish 40 41 41 48 24 72 30 038. Harvard University 33 34 91 .36 7.6 .77 .36 English and American Literature & Language 51 47 56 63 59 67 66 039. Illinois, University-Urbana/Champaign 39 88 58 .15 8.0 .52 .26 Engl ish 56 64 49 46 5 7 46 55 040. Indiana University-Bloomington 61 127 184 .12 8.9 .67 .22 Engl ish 71 77 75 43 51 58 51 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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67 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. University Survey Ratings Prog Survey Results Library Standard Error No. (08) (09) (10) (11) (12) (08) (09) (10) (11) 021. 1.5 1.0 0.6 0.5 -1.3 .14 .12 .11 .06 41 39 34 42 36 022. 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 NA .11 .17 .17 .05 32 33 32 3 7 023. 4.4 2.4 1.1 1.6 0.9 .07 .06 .08 .05 68 67 52 68 57 024. 2.5 1.8 0.6 0.7 NA .17 .10 .10 .07 50 55 33 45 025. 2.5 1.6 1.1 0.8 -0.9 .11 .07 .12 .06 50 52 52 48 40 026. 4.4 2.3 1.1 1.7 1.7 .07 .06 .08 .05 68 64 54 68 65 027. 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.7 -0.5 .10 .11 .10 .06 47 47 42 45 44 028. 4.3 2.6 1.3 1.6 1.6 .08 .05 .08 .06 67 69 62 67 64 029. 2.3 1.4 1.5 0.7 NA .12 .11 .12 .07 48 47 70 47 030. 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.3 NA .14 .12 .06 .06 37 37 47 37 031. 3.2 1.9 0.9 1.0 0.3 .09 .07 .10 .07 57 57 44 52 52 032. 2.7 1.8 1.1 0.8 -0.6 .12 .08 .11 .07 52 55 53 50 43 033. 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.3 -0.4 .13 .11 .11 .05 39 38 42 38 44 034. 2.2 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.8 .11 .10 .11 .06 47 47 57 48 56 035. 1.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 NA .13 .12 .16 .06 42 44 28 39 036. 0.5 0.5 NA 0.3 NA .08 .10 NA .05 31 31 3 7 037. 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 .13 .12 .13 .07 42 43 44 43 53 038. 4.5 2.5 0.7 1.8 3.0 .08 .06 .07 .05 69 68 39 72 78 039. 3.3 2.0 0.8 1.2 2.0 .09 .06 .09 .06 58 59 39 58 68 040. 3.6 2.2 1.1 1.4 0.9 .09 .06 .10 .06 60 62 54 63 58 NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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68 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Prog No. University - Department/Academic Unit Characteristics of Program Size Program Graduates (01) (02) (03) (04) (05) (06) (07) 041. Iowa, University of-Iowa City 53 86 149 .24 9.3 .47 .18 Engl ish 65 64 68 53 49 42 4 8 042. Johns Hopkins University 9 28 35 .18 5.4 .64 .43 Engl ish 35 45 44 48 73 56 72 043. Kansas State University-Manhattan 26 18 21 .12 10.8 .63 .19 Engl ish 47 42 41 43 40 55 48 044. Kansas, University of 57 35 70 .37 10.8 .50 .17 English 68 47 52 64 39 44 46 045. Kent State University 29 39 70 .03 9.8 .75 .15 Engl ish 49 48 52 35 46 65 45 046. Kentucky, University of 26 31 31 .33 10.4 .52 .10 Engl ish 47 46 44 61 42 46 39 047. Lehigh University 17 20 25 .10 8.4 .71 .10 Engl ish 40 42 42 41 55 62 39 048. Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge 33 23 24 .33 11.3 .52 .19 Engl ish 51 43 42 61 36 46 49 049. Loyola University of Chicago 27 17 37 .31 9.3 .63 .06 Engl ish 47 41 45 60 49 55 36 050. Marquette University 18 14 13 .16 8.3 .79 .32 Engl ish 41 40 40 4 7 55 69 61 051. Maryland, University of-College Park Engl ish Language and Literature 052. Massachusetts, University of-Amherst Engl ish 053. Michigan State University-East Lansing Engl Ash 054. Michigan, University of-Ann Arbor Engl ish Language and Literature 055. Minnesota, University of Engl ish 61 195 55 78 50 69 63 58 46 50 60 52 67 116 75 73 96 57 78 53 62 50 27 51 101 47 52 58 .04 11.2 37 37 .16 10.3 47 43 .10 8.2 42 56 .22 8.2 52 55 .28 10.9 57 39 .60 .12 52 42 .54 .10 47 39 .79 .35 69 65 .62 .22 54 52 .71 .27 62 56 Mississippi, University of-Oxford 18 19 21 .50 10.2 .85 .05 Engl ish 41 42 41 76 43 74 35 057. Missouri, University of-Columbia 25 19 56 .05 9.2 .45 .15 Engl fish 46 42 49 3 7 49 40 45 058. Nebraska, University of-Lincoln 39 60 55 .22 10.6 .46 .20 Engl ish 56 55 48 52 41 41 50 059. New Mexico, University of-Albuquerque 27 33 31 .17 7.5 .57 .30 English 47 46 44 47 60 50 60 060. New York University 28 111 97 .01 11.3 .62 .09 English 48 72 57 34 36 54 39 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. SNAG indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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69 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. University Survey Ratings Prog Survey Results Library Standard Error - No. (08) (09) (10) (11) (12) (08) (09) (10) (11) 041. 3.2 2.2 1.0 1.2 0.3 .09 .07 .09 .06 57 62 51 59 51 042. 4.3 2.5 0.8 1.7 -0.4 .08 .07 .09 .06 67 67 41 68 45 043. 1.1 0.8 NA 0.2 NA .13 .17 NA .05 37 36 36 044. 2.4 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.1 .11 .09 .11 .07 49 50 43 45 49 045. 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5 -1.8 - .14 .15 .11 .07 42 39 40 42 31 046. 2.4 1.4 1.2 0.9 -0.1 .11 .09 .11 .07 49 48 58 50 48 047. 1.3 1.1 1.1 0.4 NA .16 .12 .16 .06 39 42 52 39 048. 2.2 1.4 0.9 0.7 -0.3 .11 .10 .13 .07 47 47 46 46 45 049. 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.5 NA .14 .13 .12 .06 38 40 44 42 050. 1.6 1.0 0.9 0.6 NA .13 .12 .12 .06 42 40 44 43 051. 3.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.2 .09 .07 .09 .06 56 56 69 57 50 052. 2.9 1.8 1.1 1.0 -0.7 .09 .08 .11 .06 54 55 55 53 42 053. 2.9 1.7 1.0 0.9 0.3 .09 .07 .09 .06 54 54 48 52 52 054. 3.6 2.2 0.9 1.4 1.8 .08 .06 .10 .05 61 63 45 62 66 055. 2.7 1.7 0.5 0.8 1.2 .08 .08 .09 .07 52 54 30 48 60 056. 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.3 NA .12 .11 .11 .05 38 38 42 37 057. 2.1 1.3 1.0 0.5 -0.2 .11 .11 .14 .06 46 46 48 41 47 058. 2.4 1.5 0.8 0.7 -0.5 .11 .08 .08 .07 49 49 39 46 44 059. 1.8 1.2 1.1 0.7 -1.0 .10 .10 .13 .06 43 44 53 47 39 060. 3.5 1.9 1.3 1.3 0.5 .08 .07 .09 .06 60 58 63 60 53 NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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70 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Characteristics of Prog Program Size Program Graduates No. University - Department/Academic Unit (01) (02) (03) (04) (05) (06) (07) 061. North Carolina, University of-Chapel Hill 49 116 84 .19 9.3 .59 .19 Engl ish 62 73 55 50 49 52 49 062. North Dakota, University of-Grand Forks 21 7 18 NA NA NA NA Engl ish 43 3 8 41 063. Northern Illinois University-De Kalb 22 22 50 .00 9.7 .39 .09 English 44 43 47 33 47 35 38 064. Northwestern University 27 33 30 .34 6.8 .58 .18 Engl ish 4 7 46 43 62 65 51 4 7 065. Notre Dame, University of 21 39 58 .19 8.4 .61 .13 Engl ish 43 48 49 49 54 53 43 066. Ohio State University-Columbus 48 59 75 .23 7.6 .49 .25 Engl fish 62 55 53 53 60 44 54 067. Ohio University-Athens 37 29 53 .08 8.1 .49 .14 English Language and Literature 54 45 48 40 56 43 43 068. Oklahoma State University-Stillwater 16 22 36 .06 12.0 .77 .24 Engl ish * 40 43 45 38 32 67 53 069. Oklahoma, University of-Norman 22 17 37 .14 8.5 .50 .10 Engl Ash 44 41 45 45 54 44 40 070. Oregon, University of-Eugene 36 52 120 .07 8.1 .51 .14 Engl ish language and Literature 53 53 62 39 56 45 44 071. Pennsylvania State University 30 48 48 .10 8.6 .61 .15 Engl ish 49 51 47 41 53 54 44 072. Pennsylvania, University of 41 72 86 .23 7.0 .65 .21 Engl ish 57 59 55 53 63 57 51 073. Pittsburgh, University of 27 23 40 .17 9.1 .48 .13 Engl ish 47 43 45 48 50 42 43 074. Princeton University 27 50 45 .39 6.5 .79 .40 English 47 52 46 66 66 69 70 075. Purdue University-West Lafayette 44 46 152 .03 7.6 .49 .20 Engl ish 59 51 69 36 59 43 50 076. Rhode Island, University of 30 20 25 .00 9.3 .62 .08 Engl ish 49 42 42 33 49 54 3 7 077. Rice University 17 18 62 .13 5.3 .48 .26 Engl ish 40 42 50 44 73 42 56 078. Rochester, University of 24 33 70 .22 9.6 .67 .30 Engl ish 45 46 52 52 47 58 60 079. Rutgers, The State University-New Brunswick 42 59 171 .20 8.0 .45 .23 English 58 55 73 50 57 40 53 080. SUNY at Binghamton 25 47 47 .00 8.7 .56 .11 Engl Ash, General Literature, and Rhetoric 46 51 4 7 33 53 50 41 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. NINA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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71 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. University Survey Ratings Prog Survey Results Library Standard Error No. (08) (09) (10) (11) (12) (08) (09) (10) 061. 3.5 2.0 1.1 1.3 1.0 .08 .06 60 60 54 61 58 062. 0.7 0.5 NA 0.2 NA .13 .17 33 30 34 063. 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.3 NA .15 .15 064. 065. (08) 3.5 60 0.7 33 1.2 38 3.5 60 1.9 44 066. 2.9 54 067. 1.5 40 068. 0.8 34 069. 1.9 44 070. 2.3 48 071. 2.8 53 072. 4.0 64 073. 2.0 45 074. 4.2 67 075. 2.3 48 076. 1.2 38 077. 2.6 51 078. 3.0 55 079. 3.8 62 080. 2.6 51 NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NAT indicates that the value for a measure is not available. (09) (10) 2.0 1.1 60 54 0.5 NA 30 0.9 0.9 38 45 2.0 1.2 60 57 1.3 0.6 46 34 1.8 0.8 54 42 1.0 0.6 40 33 0.7 0.9 35 45 1.2 1.1 44 52 1.4 0.9 48 45 1.8 1.1 55 52 2.2 1.5 63 70 1.3 0.9 46 45 2.4 1.0 67 50 1.4 0.9 48 45 0.8 NA 36 1.6 0.8 51 42 1.8 1.0 56 48 2.1 1.4 60 66 1.6 1.0 51 50 (11) 1.3 61 0.2 34 0.3 37 1.4 61 0.7 47 1.0 58 NA NA 0.3 51 -1.3 35 1.1 0.9 55 57 0.3 NA 38 0.3 -1.9 37 29 0.6 -0.6 44 43 0.7 -0.9 46 39 1.0 0.7 53 55 1.6 0.7 66 55 0.7 0.1 45 49 1.6 0.9 67 57 0.7 -0.5 45 43 0.3 NA 37 0.8 -1.4 50 34 1.1 -0.6 55 42 1.5 0.8 64 56 0.9 NA 52 .08 .05 .12 .10 (11) .08 .06 NA .05 .10 .05 .09 .09 .06 .06 .08 .07 .09 .12 .15 .06 .12 .12 .15 .05 .12 .12 .15 .06 .11 .10 .11 .06 .12 .10 .09 .06 .07 .09 .07 .07 .06 .08 .06 .09 .08 .06 .07 .06 .13 .11 .12 .10 .09 .08 .06 .11 .12 .06 NA .05 .10 .06 .11 .07 .09 .07 .07 .05 .07 .06 .11 .09 .15 .06

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72 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Characteristics of Prog Program Size Program Graduates No. University - Department/Academic Unit (01) (02) (03) (04) (05) (06) (07) 081. SUNY at Buffalo 59 100 158 .14 7.3 .51 .22 Engl ish 69 68 70 45 61 45 51 082. SUNY at Stony Brook 36 69 132 .06 9.9 .61 .23 Engl Ash 53 5 8 64 3 8 45 53 52 083. Saint Louis University 14 25 25 .15 10.5 .67 .07 English 38 44 42 46 41 58 37 084. South Carolina, University of-Columbia 42 79 78 .12 8.3 .54 .14 Engl ish 5 8 61 53 44 55 4 8 44 085. Southern California, University of 17 29 89 .30 8.5 .57 .33 Engl ish 40 45 56 59 54 50 63 086. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 30 30 14 .21 9.7 .48 .07 English 49 45 40 51 47 43 37 087. Stanford University 37 56 71 .47 7.4 .80 .53 Engl ish 54 54 52 73 61 69 82 088. Syracuse University 33 42 38 .18 10.1 .56 .22 Engl ish 51 49 45 48 44 49 52 089. Temple University 22 41 67 .20 11.1 .59 .13 Engl ish 44 49 51 50 38 52 42 090. Tennessee, University of-Knoxville 26 46 69 .31 8.6 .61 .22 Engl ish 4 7 51 51 59 53 54 52 091. Texas A & M University 32 18 39 .05 10.7 .47 .21 Engl ish 51 42 45 3 7 40 42 51 092. Texas Tech University-Lubbock 19 25 21 .06 8.4 .72 .16 Engl ish 42 44 41 39 54 63 45 093. Texas, University of-Austin 76 89 72 .09 9.1 .49 .27 Engl ish - 81 65 52 41 50 43 56 094. Tufts University 19 24 29 .22 10.1 .36 .23 Engl ish 42 43 43 52 44 33 52 095. Tulane University 23 29 47 .47 10.1 .59 .31 Engl ish 45 45 4 7 73 44 51 61 096. Tulsa, University of 9 19 34 .18 10.0 .68 .09 Modern Letters 35 42 44 49 44 60 39 097. Utah, University of-Salt Lake City 29 27 61 .07 8.0 .64 .20 Engl ish 49 44 50 40 5 7 56 50 098. Vanderbilt University 26 28 61 .25 9.7 .62 .31 Engl ish 47 45 50 54 47 54 61 099. Virginia, University of 40 95 156 .27 6.7 .62 .26 Engl ish 56 66 69 56 65 54 55 100. Washington State University-Pullman 21 11 22 .08 10.8 .55 .27 Engl ish 43 39 42 40 40 48 57 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NAn indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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73 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. University Survey Ratings Prog Survey Results Library Standard Error - No. (08) (09) (10) (11) (12) (08) (09) (10) (11) 081. 3.6 1.9 1.0 1.4 0.3 .10 .08 .09 .07 60 58 49 61 51 082. 3.1 1.9 1.2 1.2 -0.6 .08 .06 .10 .07 56 58 58 58 42 083. 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.8 NA .12 .12 .10 .06 46 46 42 48 084. 2.9 1.7 1.3 1.0 -0.4 .11 .10 .11 .07 54 53 62 53 45 085. 3.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.4 .09 .09 .11 .07 55 54 67 58 52 086. 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.7 -0.2 .11 .09 .08 .06 43 41 42 47 47 087. 4.2 2.5 1.1 1.6 2.0 .08 .07 .07 .06 66 68 55 67 68 088. 2.3 1.5 0.9 0.8 -0.3 .11 .10 .07 .06 48 49 43 48 45 089. 2.2 1.3 0.9 0.7 -0.4 .10 .09 .11 .06 47 45 45 47 44 090. 2.4 1.5 1.2 0.7 -0.4 .12 .10 .09 .06 49 49 59 46 44 091. 1.6 1.1 1.5 0.4 -0.5 .11 .11 .12 .06 42 41 72 40 44 092. 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.4 NA .11 .11 .10 .06 34 35 52 39 093. 3.4 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.6 .09 .06 .09 .06 59 60 63 59 64 094. 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.7 NA .13 .13 .12 .06 49 52 44 47 095. 2.3 1.4 0.7 0.6 -1.0 .12 .09 .12 .06 48 48 38 45 38 096. 1.2 0.8 1.3 0.7 NA .13 .12 .12 .06 38 37 62 45 097. 1.6 1.1 1.3 0.3 -0.6 .14 .11 .15 .05 41 42 63 37 42 098. 2.6 1.6 1.1 0.9 -0.7 .09 .08 .10 .07 51 52 56 50 41 099. 4.6 2.4 1.3 1.8 0.7 .06 .06 .07 .05 70 67 63 71 56 100. 1.3 0.9 1.0 0.3 -0.3 .14 .16 .12 .05 39 39 48 37 46 NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NAB indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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74 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. Prog No. University - Department/Academic Unit Program Size (01) (02) (03) Characteristics of Program Graduates (06) (07) 101. Washington University-Saint Louis 23 13 23 .40 8.2 .68 .21 English and American Literature 45 40 42 67 56 60 51 102. Washington, University of-Seattle 60 135 51 .13 8.2 .50 .24 Engl ish 70 79 48 44 56 44 53 103. Wayne State University 61 25 25 .14 10.6 .25 .00 Engl ish 71 44 42 45 41 23 30 104. Wisconsin, University of-Madison 50 120 126 .20 10.4 .62 .26 Engl ish 63 75 63 50 42 54 5 105. Wisconsin, University of-Milwaukee 31 31 39 .13 9.7 .52 .26 Engl ish 50 46 45 44 47 46 56 106. Yale University 31 106 91 .39 6.0 .72 .48 Engl ish Language and Literature 50 70 56 66 69 63 77 * indicates program was initiated since 1970. NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. "NA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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75 TABLE 5.1 Program Measures (Raw and Standardized Values) in English Lang. & Lit. University Survey Ratings Survey Results Library Standard Error (08) (09) (10) (11) (12) (08) (09) (10) (11) 101. 2.6 1.7 0.8 0.8 -0.4 .10 .08 .13 .06 51 53 42 50 45 102. 3.4 2.0 1.2 1.2 1.5 .07 .06 .10 .05 58 59 60 58 63 103. 2.0 1.3 0.9 0.6 -0.4 .13 .09 .13 .06 46 46 44 43 45 104. 3.5 2.1 0.8 1.3 1.6 .08 .06 .09 .06 60 61 40 60 64 105. 2.7 1.7 1.2 1.0 NA .11 .09 .11 .06 52 53 59 52 106. 4.9 2.7 1.0 1.9 2.1 .03 .05 .07 .04 73 71 48 73 69 NOTE: On the first line of data for every program, raw values for each measure are reported; on the second line values are reported in standardized form, with mean = 50 and standard deviation = 10. GINA" indicates that the value for a measure is not available.

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76 TABLE 5.2 Summary Statistics Describing Each Program Measure--English Language & Literature Number of Programs Standard _ D E C I L E S Measure Evaluated Mean Deviation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Program Size 01 Raw Value 106 31 15 16 19 22 25 27 32 36 41 50 Std Value 106 50 10 40 42 44 46 47 51 53 57 63 02 Raw Value 106 44 31 17 19 25 28 33 42 48 61 95 Std Value 106 50 10 41 42 44 45 46 49 51 55 66 03 Raw Value 106 62 48 23 27 33 37 47 59 70 86 126 Std Value 106 50 10 42 43 44 45 47 49 52 55 63 Program Graduates 04 Raw Value 103 .20 .12 .05 .09 .12 .15 .19 .22 .25 .30 .36 Std Value 103 50 10 38 41 43 46 49 52 54 58 63 05 Raw Value 104 9.1 1.6 11.1 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.1 8.5 8.2 8.0 7.3 Std Value 104 50 10 38 41 44 46 50 54 56 57 61 06 Raw Value 103 .57 .12 .45 .48 .50 .52 .57 .59 .62 .66 .72 Std Value 103 50 10 40 43 44 46 50 52 54 58 63 07 Raw Value 103 .20 .10 .09 .11 .13 .17 .20 .22 .25 .29 .33 Std Value 103 50 10 39 41 43 47 50 52 55 59 63 Survey Results 08 Raw Value 106 2.5 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.5 4.0 Std Value 106 50 10 38 40 43 47 49 52 55 60 65 09 Raw Value 106 1.5 .5 .8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.5- 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 Std Value 106 50 10 36 40 44 48 50 53 55 59 63 10 Raw Value 102 1.0 .2 .7 .8 .9 .9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 Std Value 102 50 10 37 41 45 45 50 54 54 58 63 11 Raw Value 106 .9 .4 .3 .4 .6 .7 .8 .9 1.1 1.3 1.5 Std Value 106 50 10 37 40 44 46 49 51 55 60 65 University Library 12 Raw Value 75 .2 1.0 -1.0 -.6 -.5 -.4 -.1 .3 .7 .9 1.7 Std Value 75 50 10 39 43 44 45 47 51 55 57 65 NOTE: Standardized values reported in the preceding table have been computed from exact values of the mean and standard deviation and not the rounded values reported here.

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77 TABLE 5.3 Intercorrelations Among Program Measures on 106 Programs in English Language & Literature Measure 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Program Size 01 .65 .48 -.04 .10 -.16 .11 .50 .50 .31 .48 .51 02 .70 .01 .21 .02 .21 .68 .66 .19 .69 .59 0 3 . 00 . 16 -. 07 . 11 . 58 .55 .23 . 58 . 34 Program Graduates 04 . 09 . 17 .35 .38 . 40 -. 05 .35 05 .09 .50 .47 .44 .09 .48 06 . 34 .04 .05 -. 08 . 08 07 .54 .55 .02 .52 Survey Results 08 .98 .28 .98 .71 of .24 .95 .71 10 .31 .18 11 .69 University Library 12 NOTE: Since in computing correlation coefficients program data must be available for both of the measures being correlated, the actual number of programs on which each coefficient is based varies.

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78 5.0++ + + + 4. 0++ + + Measure + 3.0++ 08 + + + 2.0++ + + + 1 . 0++ + + 3 * * * ** * * * ** * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * ** * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * O. O +/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/+++++++++++/ 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 Measure 01 (square root scale) FIGURE 5.1 Mean rating of scholarly quality of faculty (measure 08) versus number of faculty members (measure 01)--106 programs in English language & literature.

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79 3.0++ + + + + * * * * * * + * * + * + * * * * * * + * * * 2.0++ * * * * * + * * * + * * * * * ** * + * * * * * Measure + * * * * * * + * * * * * * 09 + * * * ** * ** * + * * * * * + * * * * * + * * * * * 1.0++ * * * * * r = .69 + * * * * * * * * * * * * * O. O +/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/++++++++/ 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100 121 144 Measure 02 (square root scale) FIGURE 5.2 Mean rating of program effectiveness in educating research scholars/scientists (measure 09) versus number of graduates in last f ive years (measure 02) --106 programs in English language & literature.

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80 TABLE 5.4 Characteristics of Survey Participants in English Language & Literature Respondents N Field of Specialization English Language and Literature 177 Other/Unknown 21 Faculty Rank 89 11 Professor 105 53 Associate Professor 75 38 Assistant Professor 18 9 Year of Highest Degree Pre-1950 8 4 1950-59 41 21 1960 69 86 43 Post-1969 60 30 Unknown 3 2 Evaluator Selection Nominated by Institution 180 91 Other 18 9 Survey Form With Faculty Names 177 89 Without Names 21 11 Total Evaluators 198 100

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81 A ~ X X X X 4.0 3.0 2.0 Mean Survey Rating (measure 08) x x ____y____ FIGURE 5.3 Mean rating of scholarly quality of faculty in 106 programs in English language & literature. NOTE: Programs are listed in sequence of mean rating, with the highest-rated program appearing at the top of the page. The broken lines (---) indicate a confidence interval of +1.5 standard errors around the reported mean (x) of each program.

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