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CHR first in productivity

By Nancy Templeman

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 14 - November 30, 1995

An article in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal ranks the College of Human Resources at Virginia Tech first in the production of theses and dissertations.

The article in the December 1995 issue compares the 1994 productivity of family and consumer-sciences programs in the United States. The journal is the research publication of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), and the rankings are based on figures from 57 comprehensive family-and-consumer-sciences programs in 32 states.

The article also ranks the college first in theses completed, 37, and second in dissertations completed, 21. Departments within the college also received high productivity rankings in the report. The Department of Clothing and Textiles is ranked first in clothing theses and dissertations. The Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management is part of a three-way tie for a second place ranking for theses and dissertations in housing, furnishings, and equipment and is fifth in art and design. The Department of Family and Child Development is ranked second overall and tied for first in the number of theses reported in family relations.

The AAFCS is the official accrediting body for post-secondary programs in family and consumer sciences. The college received full reaccreditation from the AAFCS earlier in 1995.