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Overall Quality Rubric

Overall Quality Rubric

The following quality rubric was developed by the Graduate School and was used by the following levels of review in the 6-Phase Process

This rubric is consistent in nature to the rubric that has been used for the last 5 years by external reviewers during the Graduate Program Review process.

 

Overall Quality Rubric for Assessment

Category A

The program is supported by evidence of academic vitality in Learning and Discovery sustained over a significant period of time. It has achieved a national reputation for excellence in doctoral education, and is on a trajectory to continue to elevate its national reputation. Further, the program is strongly positioned to support the UC2019u goals of Global Engagement and Diversity.   

Category B

The program is supported by evidence of academic vitality in Learning and Discovery sustained over a period of time, but has some weaknesses that can be rectified relatively easily. The program is on a trajectory to achieve a national reputation for excellence in doctoral education within five years. Further, the program is currently positioned, or will be within five years, to strongly support the UC2019u goals of Global Engagement and Diversity.

Category C

The program is supported by some evidence of academic vitality in Learning and Discovery, but has identifiable deficiencies. Several fundamental changes must be made prior to the program being positioned for national prominence. Changes will require investments, and national prominence is likely to take more than five years to achieve. The program is positioning itself to support the UC2019u goals of Global Engagement and Diversity over the long term.

Category D

The program over a period of years has shown little evidence of academic vitality in Learning and Discovery. The quality of the program is unlikely to improve without a major investment of resources. Many fundamental changes are required, and national prominence will be difficult to achieve within a decade.