… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Third Greatest Public Research University
In the World?
In the World?
2009 Rankings of Top American Research Universities
Top Public Research Universities (1-25)Lots of data. Big pdf available for download at link above.
Institutions in order of top 25 score,
Institution/Number of Measures
North Carolina 9
Penn State 8
U. Washington 8
There are seven public research institutions in the US who appear to be ahead of us in the rankings game done by this outfit. Our administration likes this rating scheme because it is weighted in favor of larger schools as careful inspection makes obvious.
Unfortunately for the hubris of Morrill Hall, it is pretty clear that we will not even be in the top seven public research universities in our own country, even if we manage to hold on to our seats as we go over the waterfall ahead. And it should be no comfort at all that some of our competitors - places we clearly used to excel - are now rated with us. I am thinking in particular of Penn State and Ohio State.
Ratings is a game for losers.
I hope the Morrill Hall Gang, or their successors, realizes this fast.
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