Case Among Most Productive Large Research Institutions
A new study by the research-based Academic Analytics positions Case Western Reserve University as the highest-ranking large research university in Ohio, as measured by faculty scholarly productivity.
Overall, only two of Ohio's large research universities, Case and Ohio State University, rank above the national average with Case Western Reserve being the only Ohio university to crack the national top 50.
The results are measured by faculty scholarly productivity or an FSP Index, a new quantitative method for ranking doctoral programs at research universities based on a set of statistical algorithms developed by Lawrence Martin, chief scientific consultant to Academic Analytics, associate provost for analysis and planning and professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University. The index measures the scholarly productivity of faculty based on their publications, citations and financial and honorary awards won. Programs, not individual faculty, are rated and aggregated to produce quantitative rankings of whole universities.
Large universities are defined as those with 15 or more Ph.D. programs in multiple disciplines. After Case and Ohio State, the other large Ohio universities making the list are the University of Cincinnati, University of Akron-Main Campus, Kent State University, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo.
Among the small research universities in Ohio, two made the top 25 nationally: Wright State University (seventh) and Miami University-Oxford (23rd).
In its second year of analysis, the FSP Index has expanded its data-gathering program to include information from nearly 200,000 faculty members based at 354 institutions and representing 118 academic disciplines in nearly 7,300 Ph.D. programs throughout the country. Universities can learn more specifics about the rankings by subscribing to the index. For more information, visit the Analytics Web site.
Join colleagues and friends each Wednesday on the east Crawford Hall patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Campus Summer Barbecues. This week: Texas Barbecue featuring grilled steaks, Angus and Boca burgers, bratwurst, assorted salads, dessert and a beverage. Price is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Rain site: Tomlinson Marketplace. Music by guitarist Miles. Health information, sample smoothies and chair massages provided by 1-2-1 Fitness Center. No barbecue on July 4 due to university holiday.
The American Red Cross blood drive takes place today until 3 p.m. Stop by Thwing Center to donate blood. Call 800-GIVE-LIFE to learn more.
Fiscal year 2007 is rapidly drawing to a close. The Controller's Office has mailed out a schedule of cutoff dates and instructions to assist in the year-end process. A copy of this document is available as a PDF. Refer to the monthly deadline listing online for additional information.
For Faculty & Staff
Save the date: July 11. All School of Engineering faculty and staff are invited to a special meeting of general conversation with incoming President Barbara Snyder and outgoing interim President Gregory L. Eastwood beginning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 11 in Nord Hall, Room 310.
Need a place to hold a conference, meeting, retreat or social event? Consider the Manor House at the university-owned Squire Valleevue Farm. Rental fees vary depending on the group affiliation, type of event and day of the event. To learn more or to reserve the facility, visit the farm Web site or call Patty at 216-368-0274.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the summer. This week, country, cajun and blues band Cats on Holiday will perform (rain site: Cleveland Museum of Natural History). For complete details, refer to the University Circle Web site.
Martin Resnick, who chaired Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's urology department and several national urology associations, died of complications of acute myeloid leukemia on Sunday at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Read the full obituary.