1. Reputational rankings: maybe not so bad after all.
2. Uncertainty: if one is going to provide multiple sets of rankings and confidence intervals as a way of gesturing toward the uncertainty in the evaluation process, one might also consider, for example, trying to model the uncertainty of how to go about counting books relative to articles, rather than simply counting a book as one article and leaving it at that.
More could be said. Well, I suppose I should also say that, in case anyone looks at the NRC spreadsheet and detail and wonders, Northwestern University does indeed provide “Instruction in Statistics.” And did so in 2006! So I’m not sure how we came to be tallied as not offering that.