Strategic Plan 2016-2021 - Metrics

Metrics

Metrics:  Research & Discovery 2021 Goal         
Competitively funded federal research support Definition: Three-year average of federal research expenditures (including S&E and non-S&E) adjusted to exclude ARRA and USDA formula-allocated research expenditures.  This indicator includes obligations for the AFRI program funded by USDA.  Median of public AAU universities
Membership in the National Academies Definition: Compiled from membership lists of each academy (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine). Median of public AAU universities
Faculty awards, fellowships, and memberships Definition: Faculty members receiving awards, fellowship and memberships in the national Research Council (NRC) list of highly prestigious awards (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Resdoc/PGA_044718).  Data from the Faculty Scholarly Productivity (FSP) Database. Median of public AAU universities
Citation of faculty scholarly publications Definition: Average citation data for the most recent three overlapping five-year increments; from Thomson Reuters InCitesTM citations database. Median of public AAU universities
Faculty and staff diversity Definition: Number of women and racial/ethnic minority faculty and staff per UI’s Annual Affirmative Action Plan and Report of Activity guidelines on pool of available candidates. Each college has developed and implemented an action plan to eliminate “significant disparities” with respect to the number of women and racial/ethnic minority faculty and staff.
Philanthropy in support of faculty research and discovery Definition: Philanthropic support for faculty and research advancement (chairs and professorships, professional development, etc.). A total of $200 million in FY17 through FY21
Economic development Definition: Number of faculty, staff, and students participating in disclosure, patent, licensing, and startup processes. Increase by 10% over FY16 value
Metrics:  Student Success 2021 Goal
Doctoral education Definition: Percentage of doctoral candidates who complete degree within six years. 75%
Undergraduate four-year graduation rate Definition: Four-year graduation rate for BA and BS degrees. 60%
Philanthropy in support of student success Definition: External philanthropy in support of student success (programmatic, graduate fellowships, scholarships, study abroad, student research support, etc.). A total of $200 million in FY17 through FY21
Global/cultural diversity Definition: Student participation in programs that promote meaningful engagement with diverse and global cultures (international study, alternative spring break, internship, service learning, etc.) per Senior Exit Survey. 50% of graduating seniors report participating in at least one of the identified programs
Success of non-majority students Definition: Graduation rates of first-generation, underrepresented, and nontraditional students. Equal to rates of entire student body
High impact practices (HIPs) Definition: Student participation in programs that demand integrating learning across contexts (research, capstone project, service learning, internships, writing-intensive courses, academic campus employment, leadership development) per Senior Exit Survey. 60% of graduating seniors report participating in three or more HIPs
Prestigious student awards Definition: Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, Woodrow Wilson, Boren, Gates Cambridge, Critical Language, etc. A total of 50 in FY17 through FY21
Entrepreneurship Definition: Number of students exposed to entrepreneurial and innovation activities. Increase by 20% over FY16 value
Metrics:  Engagement 2021 Goal
Alumni engagement Definition: Annual percentage of alumni supporting the University of Iowa through philanthropy.  15%
Community engagement Definition: Annual number of outreach and engagement activities per the Office of Outreach and Engagement annual report.  700
Iowa engagement Definition: Number of Iowa county partners per Office of Outreach and Engagement annual report.  99
Global engagement Definition: Number of significant global programs per Office of International Programs annual report.  20% increase over FY16 value  
Workplace engagement Definition: Faculty and staff satisfaction per Working at Iowa engagement survey. Exceed 85% agreement on Question 17: “I would recommend the UI to a friend seeking employment”
Metrics:  Other 2021 Goal
Faculty compensation Definition: Average faculty salary. Median of peer group
Graduate student support Definition: Level of RA and TA stipends. Top 25% of BOR-defined peer group