Public Outreach


The Public Outreach Project ranks the public outreach of doctoral departments in the United States. It offers an alternative ranking to traditional academic ones that focus on publications, status, and funds obtained. It asks to what degree faculty in these departments – with their publications, status, and funding – actually help others beyond the discipline. Its rankings are widely circulated – to the media, state legislators, members of U.S. Congress and university administrators – in the hope that by making public which departments do (and do not) emphasize public engagement, other departments can be encouraged to move in that direction.

Overview of Project

2013 Assessment

2006 Assessment