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Evaluation of Nsfs Program of Grants and Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences Committee to Evaluate the Nsfs Vertical

Evaluation of Nsfs Program of Grants and Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences

Committee to Evaluate the Nsfs Vertical

Published December 29th 2009
ISBN : 9780309141864
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111 pages
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In 1998, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). These grants were designed for institutions with PhD-granting departments in theMoreIn 1998, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). These grants were designed for institutions with PhD-granting departments in the mathematical sciences, for the purpose of developing high-quality education programs, at all levels, that are vertically integrated with the research activities of these departments. To date, more than 50 departments at 40 institutions have received VIGRE awards. As requested by NSF, the present volume reviews the goals of the VIGRE program and evaluates how well the program is designed to address those goals. The book considers past and current practices for assessing the VIGRE program- draws tentative conclusions about the programs achievements based on the data collected to date- and evaluates NSFs plans for future data-driven assessments. In addition, critical policy and programmatic changes for the program are identified, with recommendations for how to address these changes.