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Critical Success Factor 5_98

Critical Success Factor 5_98

Critical Success Factor: (5) ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY
Performance Indicator: (5A) PERCENTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AS COMPARED TO ACADEMIC COSTS Measure: A two part measure which includes: 1) Administrative costs (institutional support) as a percentage of total E&G expenditures, and 2) Academic costs as a percentage of total E&G expenditures.

Examples: (administrative costs / total E&G Exp.) and (academic costs / total E&G Exp.)

Directional Arrow: Down for Administrative  -  Up for Academic

Definition: Administrative costs are defined as institutional support.

Academic costs are defined as expenditures for instruction, research, academic support, and scholarships;

Total E&G academic, and administrative costs: Includes restricted and unrestricted funds for the research sector; unrestricted funds for all other sectors; and excludes fund transfers for all institutions.

Method of Reporting: Calculated from the annual Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) Finance Survey.

 
Performance Indicator: (5B) USE OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES Measure: The extent to which the institution demonstrates the best management practices

Definition: Criteria based on checklist of best management practices agreed upon by CHE and the institutions (attached) .

Method of Reporting: Institutions will report and document compliance with approved list, and submit annually for evaluation by CHE.

 
Performance Indicator: (5C) ELIMINATION OF UNJUSTIFIED DUPLICATION OF, AND WASTE IN, ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Measure: The institution’s demonstration of effective elimination of unjustified duplication of and waste in:

1) Administrative Programs, and 2) Academic Programs.

This is a Yes/No measure.

Definition: Administrative Programs include costs for institutional support and operation and maintenance of physical plant; Academic Programs include costs for instruction, research, and academic support.

Method of Reporting: Institutional reporting of one exemplary example in each of the noted categories.

 
Performance Indicator: (5D) AMOUNT OF GENERAL OVERHEAD COSTS Measure: General overhead cost per FTE student.

Example: (general overhead costs / total FTE students)

Direction Arrow: None, but it is understood that it is desirable to keep institutional support as low as possible.

Definition: General overhead costs are defined as institutional support expenditures, including restricted and unrestricted funds for the research sector and unrestricted funds for all other sectors. FTE students are defined as total fall full-time equivalent students. (Note: for technical colleges, continuing education students are included in the FTE student calculations)

Method of Reporting: Calculated from the annual IPEDS Finance Survey, CHEMIS data.