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Performance Funding Intro and Index

Performance Funding Intro and Index

SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

PERFORMANCE FUNDING WORKBOOK

DEFINITIONS AND NOTES FOR 37 INDICATORS TO ASSIST THE INSTITUTIONS INSETTING BENCHMARKS

INDEX OF INDICATORS
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Critical Factors 1
Mission Focus 2
Quality of Faculty
3
Instructional Quality
4
Institutional Cooperation and Collaboration
5
Administrative Efficiency
6
Entrance Requirements
7
Graduates’ Achievements
8
User-Friendliness of Institution
9
Research Funding

Introduction

Critical Success Factors with Corresponding Performance Indicators

1    Mission Focus

1A Expenditure of Funds to Achieve Institutional Mission
1B Curricula Offered to Achieve Mission
1C Approval of a Mission Statement
1D Adoption of a Strategic Plan to Support the Mission Statement
1E Attainment of Goals of the Strategic Plan

2 Quality of Faculty

2A Academic and other Credentials of Professors and Instructors
2B Performance Review System for Faculty to Include Student & Peer Evaluations
2C Post-Tenure Review for Tenured Faculty
2D Compensation of Faculty
2E Availability of Faculty to Students Outside of the Classroom
2F Community and Public Service Activities of Faculty for Which No Extra Compensation is Paid

3 Instructional Quality

3A Class Size and Student/Teacher Ratios
3B Number of Credit Hours Taught by Faculty
3C Ratio of Full-Time Faculty as Compared to Other Full-Time Employees
3D Accreditation of Degree-Granting Programs
3E Institutional Emphasis on Quality Teacher Education and Reform

4 Institutional Cooperation and Collaboration

4A Sharing and Use of Technology, Programs, Equipment, Supplies, and Source Matter Experts Within the Institution and With Other Institutions, and With the Business Community
4B Cooperation and Collaboration with Private Industry

5 Administrative Efficiency

5A Percentage of Administrative Costs as Compared to Academic Costs
5B Use of Best Management Practices
5C Elimination of Unjustified Duplication of Waste in Administrative and Academic Programs
5D Amount of General Overhead Costs

6 Entrance Requirements

6A SAT and ACT Scores of Student Body
6B High School Standing, Grade Point Averages, and Activities of the Student Body
6C Postsecondary Non-Academic Achievement of Student Body
6D Priority on Enrolling In-State Students

7 Graduates’Achievements

7A Graduation Rates
7B Employment Rate for Graduates
7C Employer Feedback on Graduates Who Were Employed and Not Employed
7D Scores of Graduates on Post-Undergraduate Professional, Graduate, or Employment-Related Examinations and Certification Tests
7E Number of Graduates that Continue their Education
7F Credit Hours Earned of Graduates

8 User-Friendliness ofInstitution

8A Transferability of Credits to and from the Institution
8B Continuing Education Programs for Graduates and Others
8C Accessibility to the Institution of all Citizens of the State

9 Research Funding

9A Financial Support for Reform in Teaching Education
9B Amount of Public and Private Sector Grants