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Critical Success Factor 9 (2nd_ed)

Critical Success Factor 9 (2nd_ed)

(9) RESEARCH FUNDING

(9A) FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REFORM IN TEACHER EDUCATION MEASURE
The amount of grants and awards expended to support teacher preparation or training, including applied research, professional development, and training grants, as compared to the average from the prior three years.

The measure is assessed by the following scale:

Criteria:

120% or more Exceeds

80% - 119% Achieve

79% or less Does Not Achieve

DEFINITIONS / EXPLANATORY NOTES Grant: Includes grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements specifically designed for research and training.

Major Data Source: Reported by the institution to the Commission annually, subject to Commission audit.

Applicable To: Research, excluding MUSC, and Teaching

(Not Applicable to Regional and Technical)

Type Indicator: Criterion-referenced

Expected Trend: Performance as measured by the indicated scale

Sector Benchmark: Not Applicable.

NOTES:

This measure was revised effective with the 1999-2000 Performance Year. The measure was changed from one that is benchmarked to one that is criterion referenced. Additionally, the measure was changed one that compared the amount of grants to a weighted average of the prior three years to one that compares the amount to an average of the prior three years.

(9B) AMOUNT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR GRANTS MEASURE   The current year’s grants (i.e., the total dollars received from public and private sector grants expended in State fiscal year for research, including federal and state grants, private gifts and grants, and local support, and excluding monies for financial aid, student scholarships and loans) divided by the average of grant funding from the prior three years.

This indicator applies only to those institutions with $1 million or more in annual research expenditures.

The measure is to be assessed by the following scale:

Criteria:

105% or more Exceeds

95% - 104% Achieves

94% or less Does not achieve

DEFINITIONS / EXPLANATORY NOTES State Grant: Those grants awarded from State funds, including funds from other state agencies, but by excluding those funds that come from the higher education appropriation and other related line items from higher education (e.g., Public Service Activities, SCAMP, etc.).Research Grant: An award of funds from the United States Government or other entity for the principal purpose of systematic study and investigation undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles. The principle purpose of a research grant is not to provide services to the public or the employees or clients thereof. (Definition taken from ACT 651.)

Major Data Source: Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) Finance Survey

Applicable To: Research and Teaching, provided $1 million or more in annual research expenditures

Type Indicator: Criterion-referenced

Expected Trend: Performance as measured by the indicated scale

Sector Benchmark: Not applicable NOTES : This measure was revised effective with the 1999-2000 Performance Year. The measure was changed from one that is benchmarked to one that is criterion referenced. Additionally, the measure was altered from using a weighted average for three years to using a simple three-year rolling average.