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Ranking US Public Affairs Educational Programmes: Searching for Quality, Finding Equilibrium

H. George Frederickson and Edmund C. Stazyk

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Approximately every three years US News and World Report publishes its rankings of master's degree programmes in public affairs. As part of its ‘America's best graduate schools’ series, the most ... More


Establishing a Career in Academia: Faculty Hiring, Evaluation, and Pay

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The recruitment, selection, and evaluation of faculty are covered in this chapter. An examination of the research on interviewing, background checks, and other selection criteria is set forth based ... More


The Institutional Context: Universities, Departments, and Families

Paul A. Djupe, Amy Erica Smith, and Anand Edward Sokhey

in The Knowledge Polity: Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197611913
eISBN:
9780197611951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197611913.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

In this chapter we look at how both department characteristics, as well as family and home responsibilities, influence rates of scholarly productivity. We find largely similar dynamics for political ... More


What Is the Price of a Scientific Paper?

Lucien Karpik

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on the assessment of scholarly success through the ranking of academic journals. By asking ‘What is the price of a scientific paper?’, it shows how mechanisms designed for the ... More


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