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NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs Kick-off for Program Contacts Introductions Rebecca Bryant Sally Mikel Karen Carney Dean Richard Wheeler, Institutional Coordinator Carol Livingstone, DMI Barb Welge, Planning & Budgeting Assumptions

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introductions
Introductions
  • Rebecca Bryant
  • Sally Mikel
  • Karen Carney
  • Dean Richard Wheeler, Institutional Coordinator
  • Carol Livingstone, DMI
  • Barb Welge, Planning & Budgeting
assumptions
Assumptions
  • May not yet know how you fit into the NRC Assessment project here at Illinois
  • Worried about finding & validating data
  • Have a lot of questions
  • Anxious about ratings!
goals for today
Goals for Today
  • Provide general overview of NRC Project process at Illinois
  • Identify resources that can help
  • Discuss the “division of labor” for your collection of program-level data
  • Hopefully help you feel less anxious about the process
ask questions
Ask Questions
  • Please ask questions
  • If these relate to topics covered in depth later in the agenda, we may ask you to hold questions.
agenda items
Agenda Items
  • Thumbnail Guide to NRC Questionnaires
  • Resources
  • Role of NRC Program Contacts & Graduate College
  • List of Programs
  • Program Questionnaire & Your Role
thumbnail guide to nrc questionnaires
Thumbnail Guide to NRC Questionnaires
  • Four main questionnaires collect data from four different perspectives:
      • Institutional
      • Program
      • Faculty
      • Student
  • Summer/Fall timeline
  • Challenges
resources
Resources
  • Graduate College maintains up-to-date NRC information—see handout.
  • www.grad.uiuc.edu/nrc
have questions
Have questions?
  • Emailgradnrcsurvey@uiuc.edu
  • This is the most reliable way to reach one of us in the Graduate College over the summer months.
  • We will respond as soon as possible.
graduate college role
Graduate College Role
  • Coordinate campus project, data collection, and communications
  • Collaborate with university institutional researchers to facilitate data gathering from a multitude of resources
  • Facilitate data collection for doctoral programs
  • Communicate with and submit data to NRC
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Provost

NRC

DMI

Students

GRADUATE COLLEGE

P & B

Faculty

Doctoral Programs

role of nrc program contacts
Role of NRC Program Contacts
  • Collaborate closely with GC to validate data:
    • Faculty
    • Students
    • Postdoctoral scholars
  • Complete Program Questionnaire in collaboration with Graduate College
  • Encourage faculty participation in faculty survey
a note on the nrc project timeline
A note on the NRC Project & Timeline
  • The timeline we have provided you could change.
  • A lot of decisions still need to be finalized by NRC
      • We still expect changes to Faculty & Student Questionnaires, and small changes to Program Questionnaire
      • NRC has not yet begun IRB review
      • Still unclear on how surveys/data will be delivered
      • NRC receiving pressure to extend timeline
list of participating programs
List of Participating Programs
  • First part of the Institutional Questionnaire
  • Mapping of Illinois programs to NRC taxonomy due June 30
  • Mapping document & NRC taxonomy available on GC NRC web site, www.grad.uiuc.edu/NRC/taxonomy.cfm.
  • Contacting dept heads (cc: NRC contacts, DGS) for verification
faq s answered
FAQ’s Answered
  • One UIUC program  1 primary field, (with the option for 1+ additional field(s)
  • Multiple UIUC programs may map to the same NRC field, but will be rated as separate programs
  • Additional fields will not be rated (Note: this is our current understanding.)
  • Questions?
your role
Your Role?
  • Visit the web site at www.grad.uiuc.edu/NRC/taxonomy.cfm to review mapping
  • Verify that your department head has reviewed the taxonomy mapping
  • Contact us before June 30 if you have questions
the program questionnaire

The Program Questionnaire

What do YOU need to know?

program questionnaire overview
Program Questionnaire Overview
  • The only questionnaire that directly impacts your program
  • The most data-rich questionnaire
  • One for each participating program
  • Completed jointly by GC & your program
  • Due to NRC in December
program questionnaire completion
Program Questionnaire Completion
  • Collaborative
    • www.grad.uiuc.edu/nrc/pgm_questionnaire.htm
    • Graduate College addresses data-intensive questions
      • Access to institutional resources and data sets
      • Consistency between programs and with peer institutions
    • Programs answer remaining questions
  • Multi-stage data gathering & review process
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Your Role
  • Complete GC Doctoral Program Survey
  • Review Faculty Lists
  • Review Student Cohorts
  • Review Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Validate responses completed by Graduate College
    • GC will provide additional resources
  • Complete questions not addressed by GC
  • Review final draft before submission
graduate college doctoral program survey
Graduate College Doctoral Program Survey
  • Preliminary data gathering, via web-based survey
      • Admission & candidacy
      • Preliminary question completion
  • Your participation is essential for us to provide you with the completion matrix and many other program questionnaire questions
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Your role?
  • Complete by June 30 & return to the Graduate College
faculty lists
Faculty Lists
  • Needed for:
    • Program Questionnaire
    • Faculty Survey
nrc faculty definitions
NRC Faculty definitions
  • Core
  • New
  • Affiliated
  • (Other faculty)
  • (Other committee members)

Note:

      • Emeritus faculty should not to be included
      • Should not include “outside readers” for dissertations
core faculty
Core Faculty

Faculty members who are currently employed at your university, have a formal appointment to your program, and who satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Chairs or has chaired a dissertation committee in the past 5 academic years (2001-2002 through 2005-2006).
  • Serves on committees on doctoral admissions or curriculum for the doctoral program.
  • Serves or has served on a dissertation committee in the program in the past 5 years and does not hold emeritus status.
new faculty
New Faculty

Faculty members who have been

  • hired in tenured or tenure-track positions in the past 3 academic years,
  • are currently employed at your university, and
  • who are expected to become involved in doctoral education in your program.
affiliated faculty
Affiliated Faculty

Faculty members who are not part of your program but who have

  • served on dissertation committees in your program in the past 5 years and
  • are currently employed at your university.
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Faculty Lists
  • Early/mid July: GC will send you a preliminary list of faculty for your program,compiled from various campus data sources
  • Validate and add/subtract names & return by late July
  • You will have a second chance to review in early September
  • NRC submission deadline: Sept 15
sources for faculty lists
Sources for Faculty Lists
  • Dissertation Committees
  • Tenure Track Academic Appointments (as of May 1)
faculty issues concerns
Faculty—Issues & Concerns
  • How will you represent a faculty member’s distribution/split appointments?
  • Can a faculty member be listed as “core” in more than one department?
  • How will the faculty lists be produced? Delivered?
  • Other questions?
student cohort
Student Cohort
  • A cohort is the group of students entering a doctoral program in a given academic year
    • Needed for completion matrix (question C11)
    • Also will be used for other questions
      • Prior master’s degree
      • Attrition
      • Student Support (part E)
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Student Cohort
  • Identify all students who are associated with a program
    • Check multiple sources
  • Separate out master’s from PhD
    • Early attrition
    • New to campus
  • Determine year of entry
    • Based on first year of graduate enrollment on campus
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Student Cohort
  • Examine all doctoral student activity for this program from 1994-2006 to build a preliminary list of students
    • Graduate Admissions
    • Graduate Registrations
    • Preliminary and/or Final Tests
    • PhD Degree Granted
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Student Cohort
  • Program Review
    • List of Included Students
      • Student identification information
      • Cohort year
      • Justification for inclusion
      • Graduate entry date
    • Other students
faculty survey
Faculty Survey
  • Faculty Surveys will be distributed electronically
  • Alert faculty in your program to expect the survey & encourage their participation.
  • Distribute information in advance to facilitate completion of the survey
  • October distribution. Dec close.
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Have questions?
  • Emailgradnrcsurvey@uiuc.edu
  • This is the most reliable way to reach one of us in the Graduate College over the summer months.
  • We will respond as soon as possible.
student survey
Student Survey
  • Student Surveys will be distributed electronically (for eligible programs)
  • Alert student in your program to expect the survey & encourage their participation.
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Have questions?
  • Emailgradnrcsurvey@uiuc.edu
  • We will respond as soon as possible.