National Academy of Kinesiology
Operating Code for Standing Committee on Doctoral Program Evaluation
Updated December 1, 2021

General Duties

The Doctoral Program Evaluation Committee is a standing committee of the Academy as set forth in the By-Laws Article VII, Section 5f.  It shall be composed of five Active Fellows of the Academy. Members serve a four-year term with no more than one additional consecutive term if so requested by the President. The International Member at Large also serves as a committee member for the duration of her/his term.

The Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the President to serve as a committee member during the third (final) year of the review cycle and then assume the Chair’s role for the next three-year review cycle

Purposes of the Committee

1. The Committee coordinates the kinesiology doctoral program evaluation conducted by the Academy. 

2. The Committee is responsible for promoting and enhancing graduate education programs in the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity, consistent with the broader purpose of the Academy. 

The Doctoral Program Evaluation Process

The Standing Committee on Doctoral Program Evaluation:

1. Carries out the Academy ‘doctoral program evaluation’ on a three-year cycle:

    a. Organizing and supervising the process including revising the list of institutions invited to participate;

    b. Recommending to the NAK Executive Committee the participation fee to charge institutions;

    c. Recommending to the Executive Committee a scholar(s) to organize, analyze, and provide the data to the Doctoral Program Committee
[note: the scholar preferably should be an Academy Fellow with appropriate measurement and statistical expertise but who is not
located at an institution offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology;

    d. Presenting the results at the appropriate annual Academy meeting;

    e. Placing the results on the Academy website;

    f. Developing a paper on the process and results for publication.

2. Evaluates the ‘doctoral program evaluation process’ in the years following each review and recommends needed changes to the Executive Committee.

3. Reports appropriate information to the Executive Committee and members at the Academy Business meeting annually.

4. Periodically compares the Academy ‘doctoral program review’ outcomes with those of other national graduate program evaluations.

5. Meets in January or February in the second year of the evaluation cycle with the statistician to plan the upcoming evaluation. The committee may on occasion request funding for an additional meeting to discuss any/all of its purposes and activities.