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Technical Colleges Sector Committee

Technical Colleges Sector Committee


V. Administrative Efficiency % of Funding - 8% IndicatorWeightBenchmark A. Percentage of Administrative Costs as Compared to Academic Costs1%The percentage of administrative costs should not exceed 20%. The percentage of academic costs should not be less than than 60%. An equal weight (50%) is assigned to each percentage (academic and administrative). Compliance with neither of the factors equals 0% compliance with only one factor equals 50%, and compliance with both categories would equal 100% funding on this indicator. B. Use of Best Management Practices3%100% of funding on this indicator if 75% of CHE approved 'Use of Best Management Practices' criteria are met. C. Elimination of Unjustifiable Duplication and Waste in Administrative and Academic Programs3%100 % of funding on this indicator if all State dollars spent in the areas of academics and administration are subject to formal review and audit. D. Amount of General Overhead Costs1%100% of funding for this indicator if, as established annually by the SBTCE and subject to CHE approval, the annual general overhead costs of each institution do not exceed the calculation of the system annual general overhead cost per aggregate student FTE. VI. Entrance Requirements % of Funding - 5% IndicatorWeightBenchmark A. SAT and ACT Scores of Student Body0%N/A B. High School Standing, Grade Point Averages, and Activities of the Student Body0%N/A C. Postsecondary Non-Academic Achievement of Student Body2.5%100% of funding for this indicator if each technical college has in place an appropriate process to measure postsecondary non-academic achievement of the student body. D. Priority on Enrolling In-State Students2.5%100% of funding for this indicator if at least 90% of enrolled students are in-state undergraduate students VII. Graduates' Achievements % of Funding - 17% IndicatorWeightBenchmark A. Graduation Rates1%100% funding if graduation rate is 20% or higher. B. Employment Rate for Graduates7.5%90% for reaching minimum standard; 100% for exceeding standard. The standard is that already used for review of technical college programs by mutual agreement of SBTCE and CHE. C. Employer Feedback on Graduates Who Were Employed and Not Employed5%100% of funding on this indicator if 80% of the surveys returned by employers rate graduates' performance satisfactory and above. D. Scores of Graduates on Post-Undergraduate Professional, Graduate, or Employment-Related Examinations and Certification Tests 1.5%100% funding on this indicator if the pass rate is within 80% of the national pass rate for 2 out of the last 3 years reported on both the first-time pass rate and the subsequent pass rate for each graduating class. E. Number of Graduates That Continue Their Education1% 100% funding on this indicator if the number of the AA/AS degree graduates that continue their education is equal to or better than the percentage established as the year one (arithmetic average) benchmark for the system. F. Credit Hours Earned by Graduates1%100% of funding if the quantification of semester hours earned including non-remedial, non-transfer, applicable credits hours earned by graduates does not exceed 125% of credit hours required for the credential plus any specialty coursework related to the credential. VIII. User-Friendliness of Institution % of Funding - 11% IndicatorWeightBenchmark A. Transferability of Credits To and From an Institution1%100% of funding on this indicator if the criteria stipulated in the 'Policy and Procedures for Transferability of Credits' document are achieved by the institution as determined by the SBTCE, subject to CHE approval. B. Continuing Education Programs for Graduates and Others5%100% of funding on this indicator if the Tech System maintains a rolling three year average of three million non-credit continuing education student contact hours. C. Accessibility to the Institution of All Citizens of the State5%Percentage of funding is a ratio based on the Tech System's accumulated points for accessibility (A+B+C+D) to the 100 points allowed for this measure.
The benchmarks for accessibilty points are:
A. 60 points if the percent of other race students enrolled in the system equals or exceeds the current system average as determined by SBTCE, with CHE approval.
B. 5 points if the total number of credit hours generated off-campus in counties where no comparable program is offered by a public institution equals or exceeds the current system average as determined by SBTCE, with CHE approval.
C. 5 points if the total number of credit hours generated in-state through distance education equals or exceeds the current system average as determined by SBTCE, with CHE approval.
D. 30 points if in-state, undergraduate tuition and required fees are not more than 10% of S.C. personal per capita income. IX. Research Funding % of Funding - 0% IndicatorWeightBenchmark A. Financial Support for Reform in Teacher Education0%N/A B. Amount of Public and Private Sector Grants0%N/A horizontal line image rlong@che400.state.sc.us