Questionnaire Completion: Who Does What?

The Graduate School will complete and submit the Institutional Questionnaire and will work closely with participating academic programs to complete the Program Questionnaire. The Graduate School will pre-populate information that is institution-specific and pertains to student enrollment and demographics and will request program-specific information from the academic departments. The faculty lists based on the study criteria will be shared with each department via a secure website and corrections and updates will be completed by the academic department designee.

Faculty Questionnaires

Faculty questionnaires will be distributed directly to faculty members by the NRC contracted research group, Mathematica Policy Research, as a result of a list of eligible faculty and corresponding programs provided by the Graduate School. Faculty members will be sent a login and password and asked to complete the questionnaire online. The questionnaire requests demographic information, education, employment history, and scholarly activities. Additionally, data from the faculty questionnaires will be used to match faculty names with national databases that hold information on publications and citations, research grants, awards, and honors.

Participation in the study is voluntary; results will be published in summary form only; and confidentiality of data will be strictly enforced. Nonparticipation will not affect faculty relationships with the University.

Students Admitted to Candidacy Questionnaires

Student questionnaires will be completed nationally by students who have been admitted to candidacy in five disciplines:

  • English
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Neuroscience/Neurobiology
  • Chemical Engineering

At UGA, students from the following doctoral programs will participate in the study:

  • English
  • Economics
  • Housing and Consumer Economics
  • Physics

Student questionnaires will be distributed directly to UGA doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy in English, Economics and Physics by the NRC contracted research group, Mathematica Policy Research. A list of eligible student names and corresponding programs will be provided by the Graduate School. Students will be sent a login and password and asked to complete the questionnaire online. The questionnaire requests both objective and subjective information.

Participation in the study is voluntary; results will be published in summary form only; and confidentiality of data will be strictly enforced. Nonparticipation will not affect student relationships with the University.