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By A Nose
Jockeying in the Rankings Race
The Current Standings
Whither the NRC Study?
"I am not going to change our methods of calculation just in order to try and achieve a ranking higher than another institution."
"Part of the reason educational reputation is so important is because people—students, faculty, and administrators—derive much of their status from the status of their institution."
Graduate School and College Excellence
Does research reputation influence undergraduate rankings?
Peer Scorings and Rankings of Colleges and Graduate Programs and Research
The “Lecture Track” Reconsidered
Professional identity and aspiration among non-tenure-path faculty
Tales from the Lecture Track: Kristin Wendland, Music
Tales from the Lecture Track: Sheila Tefft, Journalism
Virtue and the Stewardship
of Academic Freedom
Reflections on ambition, conversation, and community
U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 “America’s Best Colleges” http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php
U.S. News and World Report’s 2006 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php
National Research Council’s 1995 Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change (next study due for release in 2008)
A compendium of links to online college ranking services, including undergraduate and graduate programs, business schools, law schools, and international programs. Also includes a bibliography of articles about the ongoing debates over rankings. Compiled by the University of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign’s Education and Social Science Library. http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm