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Critical Success Factor 9_98

Critical Success Factor 9_98

Critical Success Factor: (9) RESEARCH FUNDING
Performance Indicator: (9A ) FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REFORM IN TEACHER EDUCATION Measure: The amount of grants and awards, and cash matching contributions from the institution and other sources, expended to support teacher preparation or training, including applied research, professional development, and training grants, as compared to a weighted average from the prior three years. The weighting would be 60% for the most recent year, 30% for the next most recent year, and 10% for the year before that.

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Definition: Grant: Includes grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements specifically designed for research and training.

Method of Reporting: Reported by the institution to the Commission annually, subject to Commission audit.

 
Performance Indicator: (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 weighted average of grant funding from the prior three years (weighted at 60%, 30% and 10% from most recent year to least recent year respectively). This indicator will apply only to those institutions with $1 million or more in annual research expenditures.

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Definition:

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.)

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