Peer Institution Materials
University of Wisconsin at Madison
- Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) Searching for Excellence & Diversity: A Guide for Search Committees
University of Michigan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American Association for University Professors (AAUP)
- Statement on Recommended Practices for Increasing the Numbers of Women and Minorities on College and University faculties
NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is conducted annually for the National Science Foundation and five other federal agencies (National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
The SED gathers information annually from all new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans. Each year the SED data are added to a larger historical record of doctorate-degree graduates, the Doctorate Records File (DRF). Begun in 1920, the DRF contains annual information used to track the number of graduates in various fields; the educational paths of scientists, engineers, and humanists; movement of graduates into the labor market; and similar information.