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Assessing U.S. Landscape Architecture Faculty Research Contribution

Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban planning, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840, USA
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Received: 13 January 2020 / Revised: 20 February 2020 / Accepted: 23 February 2020 / Published: 25 February 2020
Landscape architecture programs in the United States are assessed based on the quality of the professional education received by their students. Research is becoming an increasingly important part of the profession as evidence-based landscape architecture grows, and it is critical that university faculty provide information that can be used in professional practice to resolve important environmental and social issues. In many universities, individual landscape architecture faculty are encouraged to conduct research and their performance is evaluated based largely on the quantity and quality of their scholarly output. This paper used publicly-available information to conduct a citation analysis for individual faculty and professionally accredited landscape architecture programs across the US. There was a wide range in the contribution level with some programs and some individuals who were very productive, while many others contributed very little. This might point to an attempt by programs to maintain a balance between scholarly contributions and the education of professional landscape architects. As research becomes an increasing important part of the profession, the productive programs and individuals identified in this study might provide models for others to emulate. View Full-Text
Keywords: citation analysis; research evaluation; U.S. landscape architecture faculty citation analysis; research evaluation; U.S. landscape architecture faculty
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Brown, R.D.; Tasnum, T.; Kim, Y. Assessing U.S. Landscape Architecture Faculty Research Contribution. Land 2020, 9, 64.

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